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ISBN:1598585193
Author: Jeffiee Tayar
ISBN13: 978-1598585193
Title: Whatever Happened to Molly Murphy's House of Fine Repute?
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Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (December 3, 2007)
Pages: 96

Whatever Happened to Molly Murphy's House of Fine Repute? by Jeffiee Tayar



For nearly 20 years, Molly Murphy's House of Fine Repute was the place to go to celebrate special occasions or just have a fun night out on the town in Oklahoma City. Its costumed hostesses and waitstaff entertained patrons with their outrageous behavior, while diners enjoyed the finest steaks and wines. Now, Author Jeffiee Tayar, its former owner, tells how the restaurant For nearly 20 years, Molly Murphy's House of Fine Repute was the place to go to celebrate special occasions or just have a fun night out on the town in Oklahoma City.

Written by Jeffiee Tayar, the wife of Molly Murphy’s founder and owner Bob Tayar, the 88 page self-published book answers not only what happened to Molly Murphy’s, but what happened to Jeffiee Tayar as well. Whatever Happened is Jeffiee’s whirlwind autobiography, beginning with the meeting of her future husband Bob and ending, ultimately, with his passing. Jeffiee’s gs story is at times both exciting and depressing. Whatever Happened to Molly Murphy’s House of Fine Repute answers the titular question, but doesn’t capture the fun spirit of the restaurant so many customers remember. Jeffiee’s book is a reminder that businesses that appear like fun and games take a lot of blood, sweat and tears to maintain.

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For nearly 20 years, Molly Murphy's House of Fine Repute was the place to go to celebrate special occasions or just have a fun night out on the town in Oklahoma City. Its costumed hostesses and waitstaff entertained patrons with their outrageous behavior, while diners enjoyed the finest steaks and wines. Now, Author Jeffiee Tayar, its former owner, tells how the restaurant came to be, how it survived for so many years, and how it fell following "the Incident." Along the way, readers are given a look at Bob and Jeffiee Tayar's relationship with each other and with the community. In it, she answers the question people have been asking for more than 10 years, "Whatever Happened to Molly Murphy's House of Fine Repute?" Jeffiee Tayar grew up in Southern Oklahoma but moved to Oklahoma City in 1959, after graduating high school in Ardmore. She married Bob Tayar and together they owned and operated several restaurants in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, most notably Molly Murphy's House of Fine Repute. They raised one son, Bobby, who now lives with his wife and two daughters in Columbus, Ohio. After residing in the Palm Springs area of California for 9 years, Jeffiee has returned to her Oklahoma roots, to be near family and old friends.
Reviews: 7
MilsoN
Jeffiee Tayar, the author, owned, with her husband, Bob Tayar, one of the most original, iconic, and loved destination restaurants ever created. For 20 years, this restaurant was repeatedly recognized both nationally and locally for its fun approach to food and service. Molly Murphy's was a must for local and out-of-state patrons to celebrate that special occasion. Molly's was a tourist destination of which Oklahomans were proud. This restaurant, not only made money for the owners, it brought lots of tourism dollars to the state. I was surprised to learn that the Tayars considered two restaurants to be their model. Molly Murphy's was no copy. What resulted was a very unique entertainment and dining experience. But now it is gone. How can such a successful, beloved restaurant be gone?

In a closing like this, one's first concern is for the job holders. There is a definite loss to the employees. People want to know what happened to them. In this case, the employees had the opportunity to have fun while working, were able to learn and hone their acting skills, as well as be in the restaurant where you were assured of great tips. Where can they go to have this, again? The employees were loved and were taken care of even at the end, as evidenced by Mrs. Tayar refinancing her personal vehicle, while she was losing everything around her, to meet that last payroll. These employees took the skills from Molly Murphy's and utilized them to open successful restaurants of their own, to further engage in more traditional thespian entertainments, to use their experience to ensure their stature in their world, and wherever life took them. The ones I have met, have said to me it was lots and lots of fun, and they would do it over. Molly's Elvis has a successful restaurant of his own now. The former employees and patrons have even had a reunion.

Ms. Tayar was absolutely honest, transparent, and owned up to any blame that could be assigned in the failure of this business. Actually, I believe Ms Tayar took on blame that was not hers. She must be a very generous and kind lady. I am not even sure the closing of Molly Murphy's can be characterized as a failure. Twenty years of operating in the black would be labeled successful in many venues.

The Tayars broke no laws. The Tayars, initially, did file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, which is a reorganization system that tries to pay off creditors, as opposed to just wiping the slate clean with Chapter 13. The economy had totally tanked in Oklahoma. I was present during these times. I do not know, nor did I know the Tayars personally, but I lived the cultural, economic, and attitude of Oklahoma concurrently. I did know "of" the Tayars. Everyone did. Molly Murphy's, Ta Molly's, KFOR put them on the map. I loved their restaurants, starting with Bonaparte's. These were the "in" places to be in Oklahoma. Their restaurants had great food, impeccable service, and their decor and conceptual atmosphere of carefree fun, were havens of relaxation and the good life while one was there. I did see them in their businesses, and about town, however, I was never introduced. I was disappointed that Molly Murphy's and Ta Molly's closed. I wondered, like many others, what happened?

I am fascinated that Ms. Tayar told her story without bitterness or anguish, 'cause she certainly had several reasons to be both. Believe her when she refers to the law firm that went after the Tayars with a vengeance during the bankruptcy. This law firm was hired to help them in their financial difficulties, and ended up being the instrument of further difficulties and a painful betrayal. Ms. Tayar did not tell the full story of the humiliation of having her jewelry stripped from her in a court of law. Again, Ms Tayar must be a very forgiving person. KFOR definitely aired the story of the "incident" repeatedly like it was on a par with arresting the Oklahoma City Bomber. All this was over a $25.00 gift certificate, given by the Tayars in the spirit of generosity. Her husband's quick temper and then absence of support could have been chapters of bitterness. However, this author narrates the story with humanity, humor, and even love.

Jeffiee Tayar has found a new talent. She is a writer in the best sense of the word. Her writing draws you in, keeps your interest, opens your heart and mind. I hope that Ms Tayar will utilize that talent with another book. This book could have easily been 2,000 pages, but this writer is able to clearly and concisely get her point across. Her topic was very relevant, also. I have been in many, many situations where the conversation actually did turn to, "Hey, whatever happened to Molly Murphy's House of Fine Repute." Thanks, Jeffiee Tayar, for letting us know.
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What to say, what to say.

Well, first thing, the book does answer the question posed in the title. In fact, it goes a step beyond that, and answers how Molly's came to be, in a very first person view.

That said, I don't know what else to say. There's a certain sadness in reading this book, that I can't quite place my finger on. And yet, it is hard to really feel sorry for anyone involved. To a great extent, what closed Molly's (this is my own personal opinion) was a long list of failures, which (in part due to bad timing) finally caught up to them. But yes, That Famous Incident was also a large part of it. You've heard the rumors, this book clears the cobwebs and tells you exactly what went on and when. But it comes off (again, this reader's personal opinion) as an attempt to shift the blame. IF The Incident hadn't happened, and IF the OKC bombing hadn't happened, and IF this and IF that, the restaurant was being managed in such a way that it was headed for eventual disaster regardless.

The reference to the OKC bombing might confuse you, but it really is right there in the book. In not so many words, it basically boils down to "the Spring was when we really made our money, but nobody felt like celebrating", and then after The Incident, it changed to "The Holidays were when we really made our money, but people didn't want to spend their Holidays with us".

For what it is worth, I take their side on The Incident. People thinking they can go in, eat over $50 worth of food, and then try to play silly buggers and only pay $10 are idiots, and many other words not uttered in polite company, and a jury (rightly) agreed with that. This event helped lead to the common disclaimer "one coupon per table", or "$X off your tab, minimum purchase of $Y".

As with the other Molly's book, this is a must read if you were fortunate enough to be there. But be warned, you might feel like you need a shower after reading it.

Again: Everything in this review is based off my personal opinion, and is not intended to be considered as libel and/or slander in any way.
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I guess it helps if you actually ate at one of the Molly Murphy's, because then you'll remember what neat restaurants they were and this book will do a lot to explain why and how you loved the restaurants, but this is more a life story than it is a story about a restaurant. I think every entrepreneur-want-to-be should read this book. Everyone who is stuck in small-town-nowhere U.S.A. and wants to get out should read this. Everyone who's fallen in love with someone who they maybe couldn't get or stay married to, but couldn't help but love anyway, should read this.
Gholbimand
I live in OKLA CITY and we used to eat at MOLLY'S
2x a month. The food was great and the service excellent.

The waiters dressed in costumes, sang and danced.

The TAYAR'S had many ups and downs and sometimes her husband
did not handle things with grace.

You find out that they lived across the street from the OKC GOLF
& COUNTRY CLUB in a $$$ house but they could not join the
club because of their ethnic race. The members would come to their
house for parties. (such SNOBS)

This book is not just for old customers but for anyone in the
food business.

BEST WISHES Jeffiee Tayar you have had a very interesting life.

bbp 2009 60's aries
Bolanim
There were a lot of us in Oklahoma City that wondered what in the world happened to Molly Murphys, this explains what happened. From the very beginning of the empire of what would include Molly Murphy's to the bitter end and what happened to the ones most involved. Quite an interesting story
Grarana
This book is an excellent accounting of the former business located in Oklahoma City that we visited many times in the past.
YSOP
It was mildly entertaining, but it was much more about the marital relationship than about the restaurant. I guess it was just TMI for me.