This citizen Blog is dedicated to allowing the Los Feliz Community to voice their opinions regarding Saving one of Los Angeles Last Remaining Old Hollywod Landmarks. The historic "Derby" Building is the last of the remaining Brown Derby's and is set to be demolished!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Contact Your local friendly Council Man !

For decades, the Brown Derby restaurants, a favorite of the stars, dished up Hollywood cachet to the world. Now the last of the five Brown Derbys, which included the famous "hat" on Wilshire Boulevard, is headed for the final curtain call — unless a loose coalition of nostalgia fans and residents in Los Feliz can rescue the building in that neighborhood. Owned in its heyday by producer Cecil B. DeMille, "the building truly recalls another era," said Jay Platt, a preservation specialist with the nonprofit Los Angeles Conservancy. "It's one of the few remaining examples of buildings that were deeply associated with the city's nightlife and glamour." - By Wendy Thermos LA Times August 31st 2005

Mobilize to Save The Derby!
Contact City Council Member Tom Labonge. We need his help to keep this historic Landmark from being destroyed. But he needs to know that you care!

Address your letters to: Tom Labonge
Councilmember, District 4 for The City of Los Angeles 200 North Spring Street, Room 480, City Hall, Los Angeles 90012

Call him at: Tel: (213) 485-3337 / Fax: (213) 624-7810



Anonymous Save the Derby Coalition said...

Calling all Derby Fans:

Thank you all for your support!

Don't forget that there are actually TWO meetings:

The first is on Oct 26th and sponsored by the developer Adler Realty. It will be at the Citibank Building on Hillhurst.

The second is on Nov 10th in the auditorium of a local church at 2071 Dracena Ave. This second meeting is sponsored by the neighborhood council (
The neighborhood council will be making recommendations to the city based on what they hear on Nov 10th. Let's be sure to have a strong showing on Nov 10th ... don't let Adler "still the thunder" and undermine the meeting that may influence whether city planning approves Adlers' plans.

Also, please please write to Tom LaBonge. If you do, the cc function is really helpful. Sometimes politicians "forget" that the community has written to them. If you cc us at "" or "" there is back-up proof to present at important city meetings.

Again, thanks for your support and Long live the Derby

3:34 AM  
Blogger JF said...

thanks for the update! Its good to know that there are two meetings.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its good to know there are 2 meetings........
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10:50 PM  

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