I am told this placard was from Ed’s Kit Kat… back in the day:
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Thanks to Antoine for the heads up.
The Kit Kat Club was featured in an episode of Barnaby Jones in 1976. The actor who played the guy with the horse head from The Godfather is in this as well. I wonder if Barnaby fired off his old peacemaker at the end of the episode as he solved the case? He always did.
I stumbled on an old episode of the TV show Barnaby Jones from 1976 and to my shock the Kit Kat Club in Hollywood was in it. A very good shot of the outside and inside. It was easy to find searching the Hollywood Welding on Google (which is seen in the background). Its still there. Kit Kat Club was on Santa Monica and N Hudson Ave. A Honda car dealership is there now.
and the complete episode, the footage starts at about the 29:00 minute mark:
Get out your bucket list! The Kit Kat is here.
This is a true crime blog and much of the theme centers around John Holmes. Thus, we are all a bit thick skinned, no pun intended, when it comes to seeing skin. If you don’t want to see clothed strippers (early 80s strippers), then go no further. You’ve been warned.
That said, the Kit Kat Club was a gentlemen’s club owned by Eddie Nash. I am not sure if Greg Diles worked here, but Samuel Lawton Diles, his little brother did. You see, Sam did some time stemming from an assault at the Kit Kat Club. He smacked a city councilman’s drunken brother in the head with a gun. He did some prison time for this assault.
Of all Eddie’s clubs, the few that I could not find photos for are the Soul’d Out Club, catering to black folks, and the Kit Kat Club. I can now cross Kit Kat from the bucket list.
Photo credits: Gary Leonard from the classic newspaper “Los Angeles Herald-Examiner”. RIP Herald!