"At half-past five Ciro’s looks like a woman sitting before her dressing table just beginning to make up for the evening. The waiters are setting up the tables for the dinner trade,the cigarette and hat-check girls are changing from slacks to the abbreviated can-can costumes which are their work clothes, and an undiscovered Rosemary Clooney making her debut tonight is rehearsing. Don’t let the stars get in your eyes…”
Budd Schulberg, “A Table at Ciro’s”
For most of the past century, it seemed that the best way to promote a restaurant was to picture it empty. Here’s empty versions of the Alexandria, the Far East Terrace, and on top, the Nayarit. Its sign still lives atop The Echo on Sunset.