- Set of 2 uniquely-designed coupes inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood
- Originally created for the Cocoanut Grove, playground for 1940s movie stars
- Broad, shallow bowl; tall stem mimics a Doric column of the Ambassador Hotel
- Offers a dramatic presentation for professional or home cocktail service
- 8-oz/240 ml; stands 8-inches in height; 4.5-inch top diameter (dishwasher safe)
Hollywood Dream Factory, Circa 1940.
The most famous playground for a generation of movie stars, the Cocoanut Grove debuted at the newly-built Ambassador Hotel in April of 1921. Throughout the Golden Age of Hollywood, glamorously-attired guests descended the staircase into a one-thousand-seat grand ballroom to dine and dance. “The Grove,” as it was called by the regulars, was frequented by Norma Shearer and Irving Thalberg, Errol Flynn, Jean Harlow, Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Lana Turner, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, and many other stars who considered the posh club a home away from home.
On February 29, 1940, the Academy Awards Ceremony was held at the Cocoanut Grove, with Bob Hope the master of ceremonies. Beverage service for the event featured a cocktail glass designed with an eye to the magic of cinema, delivering a joyful, sophisticated, and show-stopping experience. The broad, shallow bowl rises above a tall, refined stem which mimics a Doric column of the luxury hotel, creating an elegant profile and dramatic presentation. Offered in a Gift Box Set of 2, for keeping or giving. (Crafted for History Company in Istambul, Turkey)