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The Flamingo Club

1027 N La Brea Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90038
1941 1951
 Club Flamingo program, 1947 Back

The Flamingo Club opened in 1941, featuring drag shows for mixed straight and gay and lesbian audiences. It also hosted "tea dances" for its LGBT crowd on Sunday afternoons (Ben, Lisa, 1988). Beverly Shaw (who later owned her own nightclub Club Laurel in Studio City) performed here. One of the performers at the Flamingo was Carroll Wallace who was billed as “The Most Beautiful Boy in the World.”

It was closed when its license was denied in 1951, claiming "the club is a gathering place for undesirables." (LA Times, 18 April 1951)

 Club Flamingo program, 1947