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Kentucky Club Café (Los Angeles, CA)

The Kentucky Club Café, located at 2220 Central Avenue in Los Angeles, California, was named for its Kentucky racing décor. Central Avenue was the entertainment area of the city of Los Angeles. The Kentucky Club opened Thursday, March 14, 1929, as a premier club for African Americans and white Hollywood movie stars. The performers were all African American, headed by Miss Mildred Washington, with dance music by Howard's Quality Serenaders. Dinner cost $1.25, with the opening cover charge $1.50 and the regular cover charge 75 cents. For more see California soul: music of African Americans in the West, by J. C. DjeDje and E. S. Meadows; and the ad "Grand Opening Kentucky Club Café," California Eagle, 03/08/29, p. 6.


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NKAA Source: California soul: music of African Americans in the West
NKAA Source: California eagle (newspaper)

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