Odyssey (Beverly)

Alternate Names
Odyssey Beverly
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Last Documented

Odyssey 1
8471-77 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
United States

The Odyssey was a popular nightclub that primarily served young residents of the Hollywood area. Located on 8471 Beverly Boulevard, the club openly welcomed gay and lesbian teenage patrons and provided a space for them to explore their sexual identities. The decline of the establishment was due to community backlash due to its reputation for informally serving alcohol to the underage, the selling of infamous club drugs such as quaaludes and the increase of crime and commotion.

Furillo, Andy. “Police Commission Cancels Teen Dance Club’s Permit.” Los Angeles Times. 20 February 1985.

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William-Ross, Lindsay. "LAistory: The Odyssey, The All-Ages Dance Club Owned By a Famed Criminal That Mysteriously Went Up in Flames." LAist, August 17, 2012. 

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