51. Romanoff’s

Done & Dunne has spent some time at Beverly Hills mainstay The Daisy, the exclusive club that Nick and Lenny were members of, and where Frank Sinatra once paid the maitre d’ to punch Dominick in the face. Years later, Nicole Brown Simpson was a hostess at The Daisy when she, very consequentially, met OJ Simpson.

But before The Daisy, another legendary establishment occupied the same address. Romanoff’s, a restaurant that served as the hangout for the stars who built Old Hollywood, was the contribution of flamboyant owner Michael Romanoff, a man who spun a tale about his own origin story and in the process, made himself a figure in the glitz and glamour of the place and the era.

Sources:

Spotlight on… Romanoff’s (martinturnbull.com)
Longtime FVS Supporter and Former Board President Sam Goldwyn Jr. ’43 Passes Away (fvs.edu)
Crashing the Party, with Mike Romanoff and Gloria Vanderbilt – Nick Harvill Libraries (nickharvilllibraries.com)

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