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Artifacts From Storied WeHo Restaurant Chasen's For Sale

Photo: <a href="http://www.paulrwilliamsproject.org/gallery/1940s-restaurants/">Paul Revere Williams</a>
Photo: Paul Revere Williams

Here's an opportunity to own a piece of Los Angeles history. Legendary West Hollywood restaurant Chasen's, which opened in 1936 and now functions as Bristol Farms, is auctioning off furniture and fixtures on April 11 and 12 at Julien's Auctions Beverly Hills. Dining room and arm chairs used by celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra and Alfred Hitchcock are up for grabs, along with wall sconces, serving pieces, and Chasen's Yamaha piano. Even two matching oak restroom doors marked "Ladies" will be for sale.

A release explains the importance of those doors: "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."

Those interested in placing a bid will need to register with Julien's Auctions online or in person prior to the event. [EaterWire]

Chasen's

9039 Beverly Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90048