HANSEN'S SCANDIA RESTAURANT.; Hollywood. Restaurant Menu - Hollywood.


(n. p.): Circa 1960s (?). 1st Printing. Loose leaf. Full page illustration by Danish illustrator (and writer) Hakon Mielche to recto. Small vignettes to verso. 19-1/2" x 13-1/4". Thick, tan paper printed to recto and verso. Full illustration to recto printed in grays, red lettering reads "Scandia" to head. Verso printed in red and black with 11 smaller vignettes. Small punctured hole to head - made for a ribbon tie? Menu now housed in a mylar sleeve. A G+/VG copy. Age toning to the menu, especially edges. Some darker burn(?) marks to head and tail, a small pin hole to upper corner. Horizontal crease due to being folded. Some rubbing to edges. Menu items still clean and legible. Item #48631

"One of the fanciest restaurants in Los Angeles was located at 9040 Sunset Boulevard, just west of Doheny. A man named Ken Hansen originally opened it across the street in 1947. Ten years later, he moved into its more famous location and began serving Scandinavian cuisine to a rich and famous clientele. His sister-in-law, Teddy Hansen, served as the hostess in charge of greeting and seating the beautiful people and she knew everybody.

In the early seventies, the Hansens sold Scandia to magazine publisher Bob Petersen, he of the automotive magazines. By then, the character of Sunset Boulevard was beginning to change. Other businesses in that area, including the Roxy nightclub and the Rainbow Bar and Grill, attracted a younger, rowdier crowd. Every night, police were busting drug dealers within yards of Scandia, and it did a lot to drive Scandia’s older, wealthy clientele to other, newer eateries. The place finally closed in 1989." [oldrestaurants website].

Price: $35.00

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