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Ciro's Nightclub Photos on the hollywoodphotos.com website

Ciro’s Nightclub Photos on The hollywoodphotos.com Website

Hollywood Restaurants & Nightclubs

Some of Hollywood's most famous restaurants and nightclubs were located on Sunset Boulevard which was also known as the Sunset strip. Hundreds of photographs of these famous nightspots are on the hollywoodphotos.com website, which has more than 9,000 photos of vintage Hollywood. Aoo the photos are available for purchase.

Photo of Ciro's Nightclub

Ciro's Nightclub

Businessman, Billy Wilkerson had previously opened the Café Trocadero, in the 1930s and was now ready to open another club. Wilkerson was the founder of the Hollywood Reporter newspaper which was read by everyone in the entertainment industry.

Night photo of Ciro's Nightclub

Ciro’s opened its doors at the end of January in 1940 and was an instant hit. Everybody that's anybody will be at Ciro’s, so said Louella Parsons. Patrons could dance, dine and be entertained at this famous and lavish nightclub.

Some of Ciro’s best customers were those in the entertainment business. Celebrities could dine, dance and be entertained by many of Hollywood’s most popular and talented performers.  Some of Ciro’s regulars included such stars and Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Betty Grable, Jane Russell, Errol Flynn, Clark Gable.

Photo of Ronald Reagan at Ciro's Nightclub

Ciro's New Owner

Some time in the early 1950s, Wilkerson sold the nightclub to Herman Hover, who operated the nightclub for several years.  By the mid 1950s, Las Vegas began attracting many of Hollywood's most famous entertainers. Thus, it became difficult for Hollywood nightclubs to pay the lavish salaries that were being paid by the Las Vegas casinos. Hover was unable to meet expenses and filed for bankruptcy and closed Ciro's in January 1958.  Later, the site became Art Laboe’s nightclub and the, The Comedy Store.

Other famous and lavish Hollywood restaurants and nightclubs that were on Sunset Boulevard included Earl Carroll’s Theater, Frank Sennes’ Moulin Rouge, Mocambo, La Rues, Scandia, and Whisky -A-Go-Go. 

Nat King Cole at Ciro's Nightclub

hollywoodphotos.com website

The largest collection of vintage Ciro’s nightclub photos is on the Hollywoodphotos.com website. The website has over 9,000 vintage photographs of Hollywood, covering more than 90 subject categories. All the photos are available for purchase.

 

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