Item #015990 SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH Inscribed to Maude Chasen of restaurant fame. Jimmy CARTER.

SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH Inscribed to Maude Chasen of restaurant fame

Framed Photograph. Fine 8" x 10" black-and-white photograph of Carter smiling admirably at famed Hollywood restaurant owner Maude Chasen. INSCRIBED and SIGNED as President in the upper right margin: "To my Georgia/friend Maude/Chasen/Jimmy Carter/9-23-77." Matted and framed. Fine. Item #015990

Maude Chasen died at the age of 97 in 2001. Her husband, Dave Chasen, opened Chasen's Southern Pit Barbecue on Dec. 13, 1936. Frank Capra lent Chasen his silverware for the restaurant's opening. It was a favorite spot for many stars including Clark Gable, Jimmy Cagney, Marilyn Monroe, and scores of others. Presidents John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard M. Nixon, and Ronald Reagan, who proposed to future wife Nancy there, frequented the restaurant which was the site of the Academy Awards party for many years and which closed in 1995. The restaurant's popularity was such that it made it into the lyrics of Steve Allen's 1956 song "This Could Be the Start of Something Big." This photograph was one of many signed celebrity photos that graced the restaurant's walls and that were auctioned off in the late 1990s.

Price: $750.00

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