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CHASEN’S – Dave Chasen’s legendary Hollywood restaurant to the stars didn’t allow credit cards or “celebrity chefs”!

Ava Gardner and Mark Evans depart from Chasen’s – a far cry from Dave’s first restaurant, which featured only chile and spareribs. Vincent Minnelli and Judy Garland, with the Oscar Levants.    Mrs. Levant looks at Mrs. Minnelli…  No credit card? American Social History:  CHASEN’S – the famous Hollywood restaurant lasted into the 1990s and no credit cards were honored.   ... Read More »

Aristotle Onassis, Jackie Kennedy, Sir Winston Churchill, Maria Callas and the fabulous CHRISTINA O – the greatest yacht of them all.

SOCIAL HISTORY: CHRISTINA O – the greatest yacht of them all.  Aristotle Onassis, Jackie Kennedy, Sir Winston Churchill, Maria Callas and the fabulous boat.  The famous yacht heads up the Hudson River – 1960s… (Left: Aristotle Onassis aboard the Christina O in 1950s.) His hospitality was legendary, his charm mythical, his prowess unstoppable, his power formidable, his fortune unsurpassed. In ... Read More »