Skip to main content

Image / Dinner with the Reagans

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Dinner with the Reagans
Alternative Title
Shades of L.A. Photo Collection
Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1992
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and educational use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at for additional information.
The contents of this collection are restricted to personal, research, and non-commercial use. The Library cannot share the personal and/or contact information of the donors, their descendants, or associates who contributed photographs and oral histories to the collection.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Opened as a barbecue restaurant by entertainer Dave Chasen in 1936, Chasen's was a popular destination for Hollywood's finest, many of whom had booths named after them. For years, this was "the" place for Academy Awards parties and to enjoy Chasen's famous chili. After the restaurant closed in April 1995, the building was used for private parties under the business name of "Chasen's Events" and as a filming location. In the late-1990s the legendary building was razed, and soon thereafter, a Bristol Farms grocery store was built in its place.
Shimon Erem with Ronald and Nancy Reagan at Chasen's restaurant in Beverly Hills.
1 photographic print :col. ;13 x 18 cm.
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: Israeli American Community; Shades of L.A.: Jewish Community
S-010-039 120
Reagan, Ronald
Reagan, Nancy,--1921-2016
Chasen's (Restaurant)
Restaurants--California--Beverly Hills
Lost architecture--California--Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills (Calif.)
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Shades of L.A. Jewish photographs
Shades of L.A. Israeli American photographs
Erem, Shimon.

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: