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Pictured are, left to right: Robert H. Cobb, owner of the famous Brown Derby Restaurant, and creator of the Cobb Salad; and actors, Marion Davies, Gene Raymond, and Gail Patrick. They are attending a smart party for Reid. Photograph dated January 7, 1940
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Photograph caption dated February 4, 1954 reads, "Restaurateur honored - Antonio 'Tony' Travaglini is holder of Encino Rotary Club's first trophy presented for outstanding community service.".
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Photograph article dated November 4, 1960 partially reads, "Aramis is a little heavier now. His hair has receded some and is streaked with gray. But the dash and humor of writer Alexander Dumas' famed musketeer is still evident in Gino Corrado, a West Valley restaurateur who portrayed the swashbuckling cavalier in silent pictures. Corrado, 4136 Dixie Canyon Ave., Sherman Oaks, considers Aramis his favorite movie role although he is more popularly identified with the dapper, suave headwaiter whom he played in scores of films ... Basing his approach on the image he had created as the perfect headwaiter in pictures such as 'Gone With the Wind, ' 'Top Hat' and 'The Pretty Girls, ' Corrado became a host in an Italian restaurant in Beverly Hills. "I became very successful, ' he said, matter-of-factly, 'and saw possibilities of opening my own restaurant.' Five years ago he opened his own restaurant in Tarzana.".
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Photograph caption dated February 17, 1961 reads "Shot by dishwasher." The article partially reads "The co-owner of a fashionable Ventura boulevard restaurant who is nursing a bullet wound in his right hand today said he knew he was going to have trouble when he fired a dishwasher Thursday." Pictured talking with a police officer is William Dove, owner of The Tahitian Restaurant, 12010 Ventura Boulevard in Studio City
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Photograph caption dated July 15, 1965 reads "Robaire and Vice Consul Jany." Pictured are French Vice consul Robert Jany, right, and restaurant owner Raymond Robaire, center. Robaire's French Restaurant was located at 13849 Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. The man on the left is unidentified
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Manager Jesse F. Pratt points to an area where an explosion caused extensive interior damage. Photograph dated April 1, 1947
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Bilson, restaurateur and chef, speaks of her childhood in Hawthorn, memories of her grandmother and her cooking, how her difficult adolescence isolated her from her family, her love of reading during her university days, how she experienced her first restaurant in 1963 while on a date, how she began reading recipe books and practising table layout in preparing dinner parties, how she eventually married an electrical engineering student and moved to the States so he could work for IBM, how she developed her cooking skills in California, how she eventually left him with their two sons and returned to their home in Carlton, how in 1972 she met up with Tony Bilson and helped him establish his Sydney restaurant Bon Gout, which became a meeting place for Labor politicians and supporters
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Bilson speaks of her childhood in Hawthorn, memories of her grandmother and her cooking, how her difficult adolescence isolated her from her family, her love of reading during her university days, how she experienced her first restaurant in 1963 while on a date, how she began reading recipe books and practising table layout in preparing dinner parties, how she eventually married an electrical engineering student and moved to the States so he could work for IBM, how she developed her cooking skills in California, how she eventually left him with their two sons and returned to their home in Carlton, how in 1972 she met up with Tony Bilson and helped him establish his Sydney restaurant Bon Gout, which became a meeting place for Labor politicians and supporters
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Jill speaks of her father as manager of Scotts Seafood Restaurant in London, her school years at Mary Datchelor Girls School, went to Domestic Science College where she met George, George's relationship witha his father and his aristocratic attitudes following his parents' separation in 1947, how his stepfather promoted George's anti-public service views, how he came to Australia in 1958 and worked for a year as a jackeroo, then moved to Tasmania where he worked on a fishing trawler and other agricultural pursuits completing a Farm Management Diploma, met Jill in Bath in 1961 and wanted to marry to go to Australia, how he took a job with Ross Fisheries in Sydney on the import and export of seafoods, how he left the company to eventually buy his own trawler for crayfish mainly living in Dongara, W.A., how they lived prawn fishing in northern Australian waters and the various setbacks they faced until they returned to Bobart in 1973 to open a seafood restaurant, how they bought and ... Read More