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Ciro's Nightclub photos

Ciros’ Nightclub Photos

Ciro’s was one of the country’s most glamorous and popular  nightclubs.  It was founded by William “Billy” Wilkerson who was the founder of the Hollywood Reporter newspaper.  He, also, founded the Vendome Café in 1933 and the Café Trocadero on Sunset Blvd.  The Trocadero was one of the earliest nightclubs on the Sunset Strip, just west of Hollywood.  Started in September 1934, it the “Troc” played host to many of Hollywood’s elite including, Clark Gable, Jean Harlow and Robert Cummings.  After a while, Wilkerson sold his interest in Café Trocadero and went east on Sunset Blvd. where he opened the very famous Ciro’s  restaurant/nightclub, in January 1940. The inside was decorated by interior designer, Tom Douglas. He decorated it with heavy draped walls, Large urns, wall sofas and a painted ceiling.

Movie stars flocked to the new nightspot in droves. Ginger Rogers, Ronald Reagan and his wife, Jane Wyman, Jackie Coogan and Frank Sinatra called Ciro’s “home.” Photographs of Ciro’s and the celebrities who dined and danced there can be seen on the  Other categories of photos in the collection are Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood Canteen, and the Garden of Allah Hotel.

All the photos, on the web site are available for purchase.



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