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Relive the Last Night at WeHo's Beloved Palm Restaurant

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Opened in 1975, West Hollywood's Palm Restaurant quickly became what Chasen's and the Brown Derby had been to previous generations: "a place to see and be seen." A premier power-lunch spot for entertainment industry folks, the family-owned eatery famously honored its faithful celeb clientele with wall caricatures. After four decades in the same location, however, the Palm had to pack up to make room for a 42-unit mixed-user. But Vintage Los Angeles creator Alison Martino, whose father, crooner Al Martino, was depicted in caricature form on a Palm wall, was present for the venerable steakhouse's closing night. Her video of that evening is the second installment of Vintage Los Angeles' new web TV series, and features interviews with Palm regulars Angie Dickinson, Shecky Greene, and Mamie Van Doren, who recalls her first visit to the restaurant with an illicit lover. The Palm reopens tonight in its new location in Beverly Hills—see its gorgeous new interior over at Eater LA. And watch Vintage LA's video right here:

· The Palm: "A Cast of Caricatures" [VLA TV]
· WeHo Mixed-User Will Replace Palm Restaurant by 2016 [Curbed LA]
·Inside The Palm's Sweeping New Dining Room in Beverly Hills [Eater LA]