Frambes, Roland

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NAME: Roland Frambes

Biography: Associated with the Policy Council of the early Gay Community Center (1977)

File:Article from Philadelphia Inquirer.pdf

Obituary from the Daily News:

Restaurateur Roland Frambes; Ran Monster Inn In Center City

By JIM NICHOLSON, Daily News Staff Writer

Posted: July 16, 1987

Roland Frambes, co-owner of the Monster Inn in Center City Philadelphia and a former editor and advertising executive, died Monday. He was 56 and lived in Old City.

Frambes had been a host and co-owner of the Monster Inn for about four years. The restaurant on south Quince Street is a favorite haunt of cast members and theater-goers from the nearby Forrest Theater.

"He was a facinating person. One of the few renaissance men I've ever known, extremely talented and could turn his hand to anything," said Collins Gretter, a longtime friend and business associate. "He had the quality that could bring out the best in those he worked with. He was very generous with his time, talent and guidance."

Gretter said Frambes delighted in going into the restaurant business, a venture he always wanted to try his hand at. An excellent party-giver, Frambes had remarked that hosting the restaurant was "like giving a dinner party every night and getting paid for it."

Ray LaPalme, another friend, said Frambes "had quite a way with people. He made them feel comfortable very quickly."

Before going into the restaurant business, Frambes was owner for about eight years of Ad-Vantages, an advertising agency specializing in publishing. He had a background in the publishing business, having worked for a number of years as an editor for J.B. Lippincott Co. and Chilton Publications. He also had been an account executive for Jean Brieg Associates.

A native of Bridgeton, N.J., where he had worked on the local newspaper, Frambes was at one time active in theater and dance in New York and had collaborated with Jose Limon and his dance company. He had been involved with set and costume design.

He is survived by a brother, Mahlon Frambes; a niece; and three grandnephews.

No services were planned. Contributions may be made to the John Locke Fund, 1231 Saint James St., Philadelphia, Pa.

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Date of Birth: 6/20/1931

Date of Death: 7/13/1987

Age at Death: 56


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