1936 → 1939
8730 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Lesbian-centric nightclub raided by the Vice Squad September 1939 for selling liquor after hours, and was shut down.
Faderman and Timmons describe the womens’ nightclub as “in the tradition of the upscale nightclub, and they promoted an exotic glamour, much like the lesbian bars of Weimar Berlin.” Jones, they said, “was a big woman with a basso profundo voice who’d been a singer in movie musicals.”
Attr — Faderman, Lillian and Stuart Timmons, Gay L.A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics and Lipstick Lesbians, UC Press, 2006