Judy Garland’s first house in Los Angeles is overlooked in most of the historical accounts of her life. In fact they completely skip over the fact the Gumm family made a stop in LA on the way to Lancaster.
The Rainbow Bar and Grill on the Sunset Strip also belongs in our discussions of legendary music venues, though in a different way.
The Comedy Store on Sunset Strip has one of the richest histories in the Los Angeles comedy scene. A history that started long before it became a comedy club.
Some legends are hard to escape and so it is with the gritty past of the Comedy Store. Once a nightclub owned by the mob, creepy things, hauntings and even modern day suicides and murders are associated with the popular Sunset Strip comedy club.
Named after Orpheus, the legendary Greek poet and musician said to be able to charm all things, living and stone, with his music, the historic Orpheus Theatre was opened in the Broadway Theatre District in February 1926.
Avalon Hollywood has one of the richest histories of any venue in Hollywood.
Some people say there is nothing authentic or real about Hollywood anymore save the Frolic Room. It’s been the location for Film Noir & murder mysteries such as LA Confidential and The Black Dahlia… and the scene of at least one modern real life murder that had Hollywood on edge.