|The ORIGINAL HOLLYWOOD BROWN DERBY
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|The 'GREAT WALL' of Hollywood - The Hollywood Brown Derby
| ne night shortly after The Hollywood Brown Derby opened in 1929, a young artist offered to sketch caricatures
of diners in exchange for a bowl of hot soup and a cup of coffee. His full name was too long and complicated so
the last syllable, "Vitch" became recognized as the name of one of the world's finest caricaturists (his economy of line
and sharpness of perception caught a personality in just a few brush strokes). Sketches began covering the dining
room walls and celebrities used all sorts of strategems to be included in the "Wall of Fame" collection at The Brown
Derby. The prestigious collection of caricatures was continued with a succession of other noted artists, Zel, Pancho,
Lane, Bunn and most recently, Woodruff.
|A Special Tribute to
|We say farewell to Jack Lane, master caricaturist
for The Hollywood Brown Derby since 1947, seen
here with Charlton Heston. The majority of the
caricatures seen on this page were done by Jack.
He will always be with us on the great 'Wall of
Fame'. Thanks for so many lasting memories.