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Ciro's Nightclub

Ciro's Nightclub Photos on the website

Ciro’s Nightclub Photos on The 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 website, which has more than 9,000 photos of vintage Hollywood. Aoo the photos are available for purchase.

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Ciro's Nightclub

Businessman, Billy Wilkerson had previously opened the Café Trocadero, in the 1930s and was now ready...

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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...

Ciro’s Nightclub

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Unquestionably, one of the most popular and glamorous restaurants, sometimes called a nightclub, was Ciro’s, at 8433 Sunset Boulevard.  After leaving the Cafe Trocadero, also on Sunset Blvd., W.R. Wilkerson opened  Ciro’s nightclub.  Ciro’s didn’t get off to a great start and folded after three years.  Wilkerson went down the street and open LaRue’s Restaurant.  Under new management, Ciro’s soon became one of the most famous  Hollywood hotspots.  Owner Herman Hover remodeled, turning the club into one of the largest and the most lavish.  

Soon, it became packed nightly, as audiences listened and watched Jerry Lewis,...