Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsChippendales Nightclub
IN THE NEWS

Chippendales Nightclub

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1989 | Associated Press
A man who sued Disneyland for barring same-sex dancing filed a sex-discrimination lawsuit Friday against a resort nightclub for allegedly refusing to admit him to a male exotic dance show. Andrew Ross Exler, 28, of Palm Springs said in his suit, filed in Indio Superior Court, that the Pompeii nightclub violated a July 7, 1988, settlement agreement with him by barring him from seeing the show. John Boreta, owner of the Cathedral City club near Palm Springs, said he was unaware Exler had been denied entrance since the settlement, which allowed men and women to attend the male dance shows.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1989 | Associated Press
A man who sued Disneyland for barring same-sex dancing filed a sex-discrimination lawsuit Friday against a resort nightclub for allegedly refusing to admit him to a male exotic dance show. Andrew Ross Exler, 28, of Palm Springs said in his suit, filed in Indio Superior Court, that the Pompeii nightclub violated a July 7, 1988, settlement agreement with him by barring him from seeing the show. John Boreta, owner of the Cathedral City club near Palm Springs, said he was unaware Exler had been denied entrance since the settlement, which allowed men and women to attend the male dance shows.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1988 | PATT MORRISON, Times Staff Writer
About halfway through the show, when the man in the fireman's helmet and jacket walked on stage, the women-only audience began whistling and shrieking, "Take it off! Take it off!" From the best spots they could find--standing on tables and chairs, perched on railings--the women had already seen several costumed strippers disrobe down to their G-strings. But the helmeted man on stage at Chippendales nightclub in West Los Angeles was a real fireman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1988
The owner of Chippendales was ordered to appear in court Jan. 31 or face immediate arrest after he failed to show up Wednesday for a court hearing for a former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who danced in the nightclub's all-male revue at the same time that he was pursing a permanent disability claim from the county. Los Angeles Municipal Judge Alban I.
NEWS
August 3, 1988 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Mann's Chinese Theater, Tail o' the Pup, Frederick's of Hollywood--they're all Los Angeles landmarks of kitsch. But another member of the list, Chippendales, soon may be off, if, as its owner promises, it uproots itself from its nine-year Westside site and moves out of the city. The club has a sex discrimination suit pending, has lost its liquor license and may have its fire permit permanently revoked. This Friday, it will relocate temporarily to another area location.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1988
Two men and a woman filed suit Wednesday against Chippendales, alleging that men are unlawfully barred from watching the West Los Angeles club's all-male strip shows. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks unspecified general damages and attorney fees, and a permanent injunction to stop certain practices at Chippendales, which claims to be the nation's first all-male strip show nightclub.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1988 | JOHN A. OSWALD, Times Staff Writer
Chippendales, the Westside nightclub featuring male strippers, will close its doors today--unless lawyers can block the revocation of the club's fire permit in court. The Fire Department's recommendation to withdraw the permit was unanimously upheld Thursday by the Los Angeles City Fire Commission. "Chippendales has been the worst violator we have experienced in my 10 years as a fire marshal," Deputy Chief Craig Drummond told the commission Thursday.
NEWS
August 22, 1988 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, Times Staff Writer
A scantily clad male dancer at Chippendales shimmied his way into police custody over the weekend when he was arrested by Los Angeles vice officers on suspicion of performing a lewd act. Bernard Tavis, 23, was arrested shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday after his performance at the popular Westside nightclub, which features male strippers. Tavis was booked and released without bail, according to officers at the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Station. Police Lt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1988
The owner of Chippendales was ordered to appear in court Jan. 31 or face immediate arrest after he failed to show up Wednesday for a court hearing for a former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who danced in the nightclub's all-male revue at the same time that he was pursing a permanent disability claim from the county. Los Angeles Municipal Judge Alban I.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1988 | JOHN A. OSWALD, Times Staff Writer
Two Los Angeles nightclubs battling the city to keep their doors open have joined forces in a partnership that may bring more legal trouble for both. While a judge upheld the closing of Chippendales' West Los Angeles club Friday, the owner of the beleaguered male strip emporium said he has moved his show to an establishment with its own share of legal troubles--the Wall Street nightclub in the Mid-Wilshire area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 1988 | PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writer
When Sheriff's Deputy Deron Michael McBee filed a permanent disability claim, he declared that he could no longer work in law enforcement because of a back injury he had suffered while on duty at the Los Angeles County Jail. Now, McBee is facing felony charges of attempted grand theft, perjury and filing a false claim with the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1988 | JOHN A. OSWALD, Times Staff Writer
Two Los Angeles nightclubs battling the city to keep their doors open have joined forces in a partnership that may bring more legal trouble for both. While a judge upheld the closing of Chippendales' West Los Angeles club Friday, the owner of the beleaguered male strip emporium said he has moved his show to an establishment with its own share of legal troubles--the Wall Street nightclub in the Mid-Wilshire area.
NEWS
August 22, 1988 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, Times Staff Writer
A scantily clad male dancer at Chippendales shimmied his way into police custody over the weekend when he was arrested by Los Angeles vice officers on suspicion of performing a lewd act. Bernard Tavis, 23, was arrested shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday after his performance at the popular Westside nightclub, which features male strippers. Tavis was booked and released without bail, according to officers at the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Station. Police Lt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1988 | JOHN OSWALD, Times Staff Writer
The show will go on temporarily at Chippendales, a Superior Court judge ruled Friday when he postponed Los Angeles Fire Department plans to close the popular Westside nightclub featuring male strippers. The Los Angeles Board of Fire Commissioners on Thursday upheld the department's decision to revoke Chippendales' permit because of repeated overcrowding. The action threatened to shut down the club for good before its Friday night show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1988 | JOHN A. OSWALD, Times Staff Writer
Chippendales, the Westside nightclub featuring male strippers, will close its doors today--unless lawyers can block the revocation of the club's fire permit in court. The Fire Department's recommendation to withdraw the permit was unanimously upheld Thursday by the Los Angeles City Fire Commission. "Chippendales has been the worst violator we have experienced in my 10 years as a fire marshal," Deputy Chief Craig Drummond told the commission Thursday.
NEWS
August 3, 1988 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Mann's Chinese Theater, Tail o' the Pup, Frederick's of Hollywood--they're all Los Angeles landmarks of kitsch. But another member of the list, Chippendales, soon may be off, if, as its owner promises, it uproots itself from its nine-year Westside site and moves out of the city. The club has a sex discrimination suit pending, has lost its liquor license and may have its fire permit permanently revoked. This Friday, it will relocate temporarily to another area location.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1988 | JOHN OSWALD, Times Staff Writer
The show will go on temporarily at Chippendales, a Superior Court judge ruled Friday when he postponed Los Angeles Fire Department plans to close the popular Westside nightclub featuring male strippers. The Los Angeles Board of Fire Commissioners on Thursday upheld the department's decision to revoke Chippendales' permit because of repeated overcrowding. The action threatened to shut down the club for good before its Friday night show.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1988
Chippendales is in trouble again. This time, the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control wants the Westside male strip club's liquor license. ABC officials said Thursday that their appeals board recently upheld a contested ruling that cited the club in violation of the business and professions code barring sexual discrimination.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|