Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's

Release Date

Jun 19, 1998

1998

Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's

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In 1995, Chasen's closed its doors after 60 years of serving chili to movie stars and visiting dignitaries, Presidents and the Pope. During its two final weeks, Chasen regulars (actors and producers), staff, and management sat for interviews. There's an Oscar party for 1500, footage and photos of famous diners, and time with Tommy Gallagher, the ebullient head waiter until retirement in 1994, his son Patrick, catering head Raymond Bilbool, general manager Ronnie Clint, hat check girl Val Schwab, ladies' room attendant Onetta Johnson, and foreign- born waiters, including Jaime. When he started in 1970, like other Latins, he wasn't allowed out of the kitchen. It's a family farewell.

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Sally Kellerman

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Martin Landau

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Ed McMahon

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Margaret O'Brien

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Suzanne Pleshette

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Don Rickles

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Sharon Stone

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Robert Wagner

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