Founded by Michael Romanoff (born Hershel Geguzin, 1890-1971), Romanoff's was a popular restaurant with Hollywood stars during the 1940s and 1950s, including director Alfred Hitchcock.
Romanoff's provided the catering for the Spellbound end-of-shooting party, held in October 1944.
On the evening of the 20th Academy Awards ceremony on March 20th 1948, the Hitchcocks dined at the restaurant along with Whitfield Cook, Joan Harrison and Sidney Bernstein.
The restaurant closed its doors for good on New Year's Eve in 1962 and Michael Romanoff died of a heart attack in 1971, aged 82.
Former location of Romanoff's at 140 South Rodeo Drive:
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