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Club New Yorker

1930 1933
6724 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Club New Yorker was opened on the former site of the Greenwich Village Café. The club was situated in a basement adjacent to the Christie Hotel, with access from the street by a steep staircase.

It was a popular gathering place for LGBT persons. It featured actor Jean Malin, a female impersonator, reportedly one of the highest paid MCs in during the short-lived "Pansy Craze." "A six-foot-tall, 200-pound bruiser who also had an attitude and a lisp." A Hollywood trade paper quipped in September 1932, "Were you at the Club New Yorker [in Hollywood] the other night when Jean Malin announced that he was 'all fagged out?' Whoops!"

Malin died in a freak car accident in August 1933 at age 24.

Attr — Wanamaker, Marc, Early Hollywood pp.124; Gay L.A. pp. 42
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