Club Laurel

Jay's Club Laurel, later just Club Laurel, was a gay bar on Ventura Boulevard, which was open from 1954 to 1968. Singer Beverly Shaw (1910-1990) moved to Los Angeles in the early 1950s to continue her musical career.  She performed at the Flamingo, a lesbian bar in Hollywood, and later at CLub Laurel in Studio City, which she eventually bought and operated for fourteen years. Information presented here is from a text by Zemula Barr in Cruising the Archive: Queer Art and Culture in Los Angeles, 1945-1980, published by ONE Archives in 2011 (p. 31). 

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