Manufacturer: Syracuse China
User: Ollie Hammond's Steak House
Date of platter: 1953
Notes: There were three Ollie Hammond's Steak Houses at one point, all in Los Angeles, Calif. The first one opened in 1934 at 3683 Wiltshire Blvd.; the second opened in June 1940, at 141 N. La Cienega; the third restaurant opened June 24, 1942, at Third and Fairfax streets. The restaurants were open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Ollie Hammond's last restaurant closed in 1979.
Searching My Roots
"Beverly Hills: 1930-2005," by Marc Wanamaker
The white platter is decorated in shades of red and pink with acanthus leaves, flowers and vines on the rim and the logo in the center, made up of a shield with a chef wearing a toque, steers on either side of the shield, stars above and a banner below with the restaurant's name: Ollie Hammond's Steak House.
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