Perino's Restaurant, circa 1949
Establish in 1932 by Alexander Perino, Perino's was a popular Hollywood restaurant located on Wilshire Boulevard.
In his unpublished memoirs, "Rambling Recollections", actor Anthony Dawson recalled dining with the Hitchcocks and fellow Dial M for Murder actors Grace Kelly and John Williams in 1953.
After Alfred Hitchcock became an American citizen on April 20th 1955, C.O. "Doc" Erickson arranged a celebratory drinks reception at the restaurant for the Hitchcocks and Paramount staff.
On the evening of August 13th 1962, Alfred and Alma Hitchcock celebrated their birthdays at Perino's and were joined by François Truffaut who was interviewing the directing for a book about his career.
Perino's eventually closed in 1986.
Former location of Perino's Restaurant:
Notes & References
- ↑ IMDB: Anthony Dawson bio
- ↑ The Man Who Knew Hitchcock: A Hollywood Memoir (2007) by Herbert Coleman, pages 217-18
- ↑ Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light (2003) by Patrick McGilligan, page 633