Memorabilia from Hollywood’s Chasen’s Restaurant to go to Auction



Julien’s Auctions, the auction house to the stars, announced an award winning cast and an iconic Hollywood restaurant, Chasen’s, to be included in the Hollywood Legends event set for Friday, April 11th and Saturday, April 12th, 2014. The Hollywood Legends auction event will take place at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills gallery located at 9665 Wilshire Blvd.

Although Chasen’s restaurant had the stuff Hollywood legends are made of, it was the famous faces who began gathering there when it opened in 1936 until 1973. If the walls could talk we would hear the voices of such iconic Hollywood celebrities as Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, Lana Turner, Groucho Marx, Jimmy Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock and even Howard Hughes. All of these stars and many more made Chasen’s famous for becoming the place to be “seen” in Hollywood and it was quickly established as “the hangout” for celebrities and Hollywood insiders.

Julien’s Auctions will offer remarkable artifacts from the legendary venue including Chasen’s Dining Chairs, Arm Chairs, Wall Sconces, serving Items, Chasen’s Yamaha Piano and even its doors and window shutters.

A Pair of two matching panel oak restroom doors with a brass plaque marked “Ladies” will also be offered. The Women’s restroom at Chasen’s was famous as the site of countless celebrity nose powdering sessions as well as being the place where Donna Summer penned notes for her hit song “She Works Hard for the Money,” which was inspired by longtime Chasen’s bathroom attendant Onetta Johnson.

Registering to Bid
Registration is required to bid in this live auction and can be done in person at the exhibition and auction, or online before the sale at the Registration page to bid by phone, proxy or in person, or online at to bid live online, or by calling (310) 836-1818.

Placing Bids
There are four ways to bid in this sale:
1. Bid through Julien’s Auctions Online Live in Real Time at
2. Place bids in the room by attending the auction.
3. Bid over the telephone through an auction house representative, who sits in the room and conveys the bid to the auctioneer.
4. Enter Absentee bids. Absentee bid forms are included in the back of each catalogue, and are also available by calling Julien’s Auctions or online at

Monday, April 7 through Friday, April 11, 2014
10am PST 5pm PST
Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills Gallery

Friday, April 11, 2014
Session I: 10am PST
Session II: 2pm PST

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Session I: 10am PST
Session II: 2pm PST

Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills Gallery
9665 Wilshire Blvd (across from Saks Fifth Avenue)
Parking available underneath, enter Bedford side of building

Posted by Meghan Ogilvie