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Old Posted Jun 4, 2019, 1:22 AM
Noir_Noir Noir_Noir is offline
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
Jazz club, 1962

Small's Paradise West, 3617 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles CA

Heather David on flickr 1962

The club was located just outside the northwest corner of Leimert Park.

Has anyone heard of this place before? It was, supposedly, an offshoot of a famous nightclub in Harlem [NYC].

Today, the building houses a billiard parlor.



Small's Paradise West appears to have come and gone inside little more than a year.

The building was a vacant nightclub by March of 1964.

And becomes what it is these days, a billiards parlor, in October of 1964.

Buddy Rich did a week's residency at Paradise West in October of 1963.

The sign in the original picture is announcing Sally Blair. With the more usual spelling Sallie, she had a fleeting flirtation with stardom in the late 1950's/early 60's. - Sallie Blair : Barefoot Bombshell
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