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Camp’s Bar

1708 N Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
1957 1959

aka Roman Terrace

Mr. T, not the actor on TV, but an entrepreneur of gay bars at the time, had a bar next door to the Vieux Carre, called Camp’s Bar. He always had the best looking, young bartenders. And a semi-drag team, Maurice and Lamont, used to pantomime to records on stage. I said semi-drag, because in those days impersonators couldn’t wear falsies and had to have on men’s underwear under their drag costumes. They did a real campy, Yma Sumac number, but wore it out, doing it night after night.

Troy Walker performed here.