And yet in this day and age, we can step back in time and have an immersive experience of just what Hollywood must have been like - thanks to Disney magic.
|The infamous Mickey's Sorcorer Hat - the view used to be of Grauman's Chinese Theatre until that monstrosity arrived.|
|The road to the Tower of Terror! Do you dare?!|
|Mobile phone addiction was just as much a problem back then. Except it was confused with crack addiction as young women attempted to get their fix by snorting their phones - and straight off the pavement|
|Dara Vamp, with her driver Ben Appetit, offered a gold lame thong as the uniform for her cabana boys|
You knew you had made it to the big time if your caricature was hung on the wall.
|Hundreds of faces, benevolently smiling down at you. And I was checked in by a young man from Bankstown, Sydney!|
|I had seating up on the "people watching" raised level that surrounds the main floor.|
|Brown Derby lunch menu - rather YUM!|
I just had an entree and a dessert! (and the free bread rolls; and a fruity cocktaily thing - so - really - quite a lot!)
|Crispy phyllo napoleon of bleu affinee, wild mushroom duxelles, grilled portobello, golden chanterelles, and a fig reduction|
Sitting there feeling very pleased with myself, my dessert arrived.
|Grapefruit cake with grapefruit cream cheese icing|
Oh - for the love of all that is citrus! How good is that?!
So feeling extraordinary pleased with securing a wonderful luncheon, I give this meal 2 Mr Creasotes (although 3 Mr Creasotes is very possible at this place). I managed to contain the volume.
However, because I licked the plates clean, this The Brown Derby lunch deserves 3 spoonfuls of sugar.
Then it was back out on the
|Where Officer Percival Peabody has retreated to his garbage can in his touching, and pre-emptive, dedication to Oscar the Grouch.|