The Beginning. . .

A Legend is Born. . .

The Tradition Continues. . .

Hollywood

Wilshire

       Because of the success and popularity of the first two Brown Derbys, the Beverly Hills Brown Derby opens in 1931 on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive.  Later, two additional Brown Derbys are opened, Los Feliz and Crenshaw.  The legendary Hollywood restaurant gains national prominence and is featured in a number of TV shows (I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show, Jeopardy & Perry Mason), to name a few.  Local and national newspaper articles and magazines keep the famous Brown Derbys in the public's eye.

        Under new ownership, The Original Hollywood Brown Derby begins its licensing program:  Walt Disney Company -- Disney Studio Tour-Orlando, Disneyland-California, Tokyo Disney and Euro-Disney and MGM Grand Casino Detroit temporary faciity.  We are focused on bringing the enjoyment of this world-class historic landmark to peope all over the country and seeking locations where the Hollywood landmark is part of America's culture for many years to come.

     A Hollywood movie entrepreneur decides to open a coffee shop on Wilshire Boulevard in 1926 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 opens in a building specially designed for director, Cecil B. DeMille, near the corner of Hollywood and Vine.   Popularity and success spurn additional locations.