Parties at Sardi’s

18 Oct

October 16, 1935

Jerry Hoffman
(PH for Louella O. Parsons)
Los Angeles Times

Lili Damita and Errol Flynn getting special attention from Eddie Brandstatter at Sardi’s

Between 1932 and 1936, Sardi’s was the one of the most spectacular dinner clubs in Hollywood, ran by “Party King” Eddie Brandstatter, one of the most spectacular restaurateurs in Hollywood during the Roaring Twenties. His amazing history – including the fascinating history of restaurants in LA and Hollywood preceding Sardi’s – can be heard in the video below, with a detailed description of Sardi’s can be heard beginning at ~ 34:00.

Eddie Brandstatter; Party King of the Twenties

Preceding Sardi’s he owned the also-legendary Cafe Marmont, among a half dozen or so other high end restaurant nightclubs.

Here in all her splendor is the statue he infamously stole, which, before being convicted, he told the court he needed for a Warner Brothers party:

— Tim


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