Herb Citrin dies at 91; L.A. handed its car keys to 'Mr. Valet' In 1946, Herb Citrin founded what's now known as Valet Parking Service, bringing professionalism to a once-casual business and popularizing valet parking in the city. The license plate on his practical Toyota read "MR VALET," but the tales Herb Citrin gleefully shared about his pioneering business empire – based on tossing car keys to nattily dressed parking attendants – often involved far more ...
June 22, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
The Pioneer Of Parking Dies At 91 Herb Citrin, the man known as "Mr. Valet," died this past week at the age of 91. Citrin pioneered valet parking in Los Angeles more than 60 years ago.
June 22, 2013 - NPR