LA Adventure Specialist - 11:11 30 September 2009

The Comedy Store, formerly was…….

ciros1Ciro’s was a nightclub in West Hollywood, California, at 8433 Sunset Boulevard on the Sunset Strip, that opened in1940. Ciro’s combined an overdone baroque interior and an unadorned exterior and became a famous hangout for movie people of the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. Among the list of celebrities who frequented Ciro’s were Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Sidney Poitier, Anita Ekberg, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Joan Crawford, Betty Grable, Marlene Dietrich, Ginger Rogers, Mickey Rooney, Cary Grant, George Raft, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Judy Garland, June Allyson and Dick Powell, Mamie Van Doren, Jimmy Stewart, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Benny, Peter Lawford, and Lana Turner (who often said Ciro’s was her favorite nightspot) among many others. During his first visit to Hollywood in the late 1940s, future President John F. Kennedy dined at Ciro’s.

Today, among the many things to do in Hollywood, the site of Ciro’s is now the world famous Comedy Store, owned by Mitzi Shore ( Paulie Shore’s Mom) since 1979.

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