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Queen Mary

12449 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
1964 2003

also listed as King's Alley, King's Den, King's Lounge

The Queen Mary was opened by Robert Juleff in the early 1960s.

“The Queen Mary was a show bar featuring drag performers. They wore feather boas and sequined gowns, vamping for the audience  and lip-syncing musical hits,. The club organizers employed the clever device of a sheer black curtain between the audience and the performers – a kind of in-person soft focus filter helping the illusionists who were channeling Liza Minelli, Mae West, Diana Ross, and others to create a more successful recreation. The bar had a separate entrance called the King’s Lounge for people reluctant to enter a bar with the Queen Mary name.” (Adkins, Richard 2021)

Gay Guide '71: (S) *; Barfly West '73: [King's Alley] L, [Queen Mary] C. E. F. L. M. *; Bob Damron: (M) (S) (Liquor) * (King's Den in rear)