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HOLLYWOOD BROWN DERBY, Ltd.
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A Hollywood movie
entrepreneur decides to open a
coffee shop on Wilshire
Boulevard inspired by the
whimsical architecture then
popular in Los Angeles and by
the shape of the hat worn by
visiting New York governor
and presidential candidate, Al
Smith.  Encouraged by the
restaurant's success with L.A.'s
movie colony, another Brown
Derby is planned.
On Valentine's Day 1929,
The Hollywood Brown
Derby opened in a
building specially
designed for Cecil B.
DeMille near the corner
of Hollywood and Vine.  
It soon attracted a
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sizeable following from the city's burgeoning movie industry.  
Stars received fan mail addressed simply to:  The Brown Derby,
Hollywood and Vine.  For many years, the formidable gossip
columnists, Louella Parsons and Hedda Hopper, both made The
Brown Derby their "semi-official" headquarters...Clark Gable
proposed to Carole Lombard and she accepted...Famous dishes
such as the world-famous Cobb Salad and the Grapefruit Cake
were created here.  New concepts such as telephone at table side
were pioneered here.
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Herbert K. Somborn opened The
Brown Derby
restaurant in Los Angeles
on Wilshire Boulevard & Alexandria.
Brief History
1926
1929
On Valentine's Day, the original
Hollywood Brown Derby, the legend,
opened near Hollywood & Vine.
1931
The Beverly Hills Brown Derby opened
on Wilshire Blvd. & Rodeo Drive in
Beverly Hills.
1934
Somborn passed away and Robert
(Bob) H. Cobb became President.  His
mid- night invention, the Cobb Salad
was added to the menu.
1949
The Brown Derby Cookbook published
by Doubleday, in 1962 by Dolphin
Books, the 50th anniversary edition in
1976 and the 60th anniversary edition
of 1st printing in 2009.
1970
Bob Cobb passed away and his
widow, Sally Cobb, became President.
1975
Walter P.Scharfe purchased the assets
of the Brown Derby Corporations from
Sally Cobb.
1985
The landmark Hollywood location
closed.
1987
The first license agreement  with Walt
Disney Company for Walt Disney World
Florida.
1996
1996
License agreement with MGM Las
Vegas.
The Original Hollywood Brown Derby
Ltd., East Coast established under
agreement between Walter P. Scharfe
and M. Elizabeth Byrd.
In April 1985, The Original Hollywood Brown Derby landmark
restaurant suspended operations because of the need for
earthquake reconstruction of its historic building.   The Hollywood
Brown Derby began its licensing program in 1987 with an
agreement with Walt Disney  Company  for The Hollywood
Brown Derby restaurant at the now Disney's Hollywood Studios in
Orlando, Florida.  In 1990, Walt Disney Company entered into
three additional agreements for Euro-Disney, Tokyo Disney and
Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.
In February 1996, a ten-year licensing agreement was entered
into with MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.  
The new MGM Grand Casino Detroit temporary facility was
added.
  
Restaurant license agreements are available for high traffic areas,
primarily those that support high volume of visitors and tourists.  
Entertainment complexes, mixed-use developments, tourist
attractions and upscale theme parks are just some of the
environments which would support The Hollywood Brown Derby
brand and concept.  
Those interested in the restaurant
business and for specific details, please see our 'Licensing'
page.
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The Tradition Continues . . .
The Tradition Continues . . .
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Walt Disney Company expands license
agreement to inlcude Disneyland,
Disney Tokyo, & Euro-Disney.
The 60th Anniversary Edition of The
Brown Derby Cookbook
published.
2005
1999
Walter P. Scharfe passed away.
The Brown Derby Cookbook, 4th
Edition published.
2014
2009
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