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Boston Globe (18/Oct/1999) - Restaurant of stars sells its memories



Restaurant of stars sells its memories

Chasen's restaurant, where Ronald Reagan proposed to his future wife, Nancy, and Jimmy Stewart held his bachelor party, served up one last helping of Hollywood lore yesterday.

The famed gathering place for the movie industry's mightiest, which closed in 1995, auctioned its restaurant equipment and nearly 60 years of memorabilia. The items included autographed pictures of Frank Sinatra and Clark Gable, a telegram from Howard Hughes, and the booth favored by Alfred Hitchcock.

Brian Peck of Los Angeles said his parents took him to eat at Chasen's for his 18th birthday, in 1978, and they sat across from Sinatra.