The Brown Derby has been a Hollywood legend since Cecil B. DeMille opened it as Willard's Chicken Inn in 1929. The establishment quickly became a gathering spot for Hollywood high society, who, apparently, liked restaurants where chickens were kept on display in cages. The single restaurant soon expanded into five, but now it may be none. Developers want to tear the last remaining Derby down to build condominiums and a super market, which, we can assume would offer frozen chicken, but no live ones trapped in cages. A group called "Save the Derby" and the Los Angeles Conservancy are trying to stop this from happening, wanting to save one of few remnants of "old time" Hollywood.
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