Ciro's: Nightclub of the Stars
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Many entertainers launched their careers at Ciro’s Nightclub, often referred as “The Nightclub of the Stars.” Ciro’s was patronized by both famous and non-famous guests who enjoyed dancing, dining, and comedy routines featuring top-name entertainers such as Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Sophie Tucker, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Liberace, Nat King Cole, Joe E. Lewis, and Sammy Davis Jr.—just to name a few. The nightclub’s house band was led by Dick Stabile, although bandleader Xavier Cugat, best known for popularizing the rumba in the United States, was a regular headliner at the club. The elite Hollywood regulars at Ciro’s included some of the most popular names in entertainment at the time, such as Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, and many more.
Arcadia Publishing
: 9781467133791
: Arcadia Publishing
: 11/30/2015
: California
: Images of America
: 218 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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Andra D. Clarke is a special education teacher in Glendale, California, as well as the daughter of the late Regina Denton-Drew, a former photographer and cigarette girl at Ciro’s during the 1940s and 1950s. Using photographs from her mother’s private collection, Clarke has compiled the pages of this book to reveal the stars and their larger-than-life personalities during the golden era of Hollywood as they joke, laugh, mingle, relax, and are entertained at Ciro’s Nightclub.
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