Vitch had an agreement with Bob Cobb that he can order anything on the menu and just sign… It impressed his Hollywood dates.
‘What? you can order anything you like? and why is your signature on all the caricatures?’… They thought he was the owner of the place.
Reportedly it was Bob Cobb, Eddie Vitch’s boss at the Brown Derby who invented the famous chopped salad. Eddie’s caricatures adorned the stylish menu.
Various TV shows were filmed at the BD, among them I Love Lucy (here in the famous “staring” scene with William Holden). Vitch’s caricature of another comedian giant, Jimmy Durante, is strategically placed above Lucy’s booth.
Vitch loved California: he loved the beach, the food, the studios, the stars… he felt there at home. He would have been over the moon if he knew that the movie about him was selected to be screened at the Mill Valley Film Festival, one of the top ten film festivals in the USA!
Vitch has been selected to appear at the prestigious Mill Valley 40th Film Festival, California, USA.
“Presented by the California Film Institute, the 40th Mill Valley Film Festival runs October 5-15, 2017. With a reputation for launching new films and creating awards season buzz, the relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere surrounding MVFF gives filmmakers and audiences alike the opportunity to share their work and experiences in a collaborative and convivial setting.
Internationally recognized for showcasing the best in independent and world cinema, the Festival draws thousands of attendees every fall to Marin County for 11 days of films, panel discussions, and musical performances. The Mill Valley Film Festival provides attendees with a chance to catch an early glimpse of the Academy Award® contenders and discover some of the best films from around the world. The relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere surrounding MVFF gives filmmakers and audiences alike the opportunity to share their work and experiences in a collaborative and convivial setting.”
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