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September 6, 1991 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
In the cramped dressing room of the Mayan nightclub is a worn, lumpy sofa, plus a table, mirror, mini-fridge and costumes stacked on shelves and racks. Minutes before they go on, five go-go dancers prepare for their sets. They apply makeup and pull on fishnets and G-strings, walking around near-naked. There is literally no room for modesty.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
The owners of the Battle of the Dance dinner show had hoped to catch the wave of tourists from nearby Disneyland with family-friendly entertainment boasting European dancers and a gourmet meal of smoked salmon salad, filet mignon and a "decadent" dessert. But when the paying customers failed to materialize in the numbers foreseen, they cut the number of dinner shows, amped up the volume and turned to a different crowd. There was a "topless DJ," go-go dancers and an appearance by an adult film performer to entertain late-night partygoers in Anaheim's manicured resort district.
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NEWS
September 6, 1991 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
Do you watch the dancers in music videos and say to yourself, I know I could do that? Have you ever thought you could be an accountant by day and a dancer by night? Do you think you can shake your groove thang for 20 minutes nonstop to the pounding bass of ear-splitting house music while hundreds of people watch? I did that. I go-go danced in a cage. It was my friend Cathy's idea.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2008 | David Kelly, Times Staff Writer
The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a new trial be held to determine if the city of San Bernardino intentionally misled a judge during its battle to close down a notorious strip club that officials said was actually a brothel. The Flesh Club closed in 1995 for nearly five years, after a judge issued an injunction banning nude dancing in the establishment. The judge used information from the city that later turned out to be wrong. The ruling put on hold the nude cabaret's demand for $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2008 | David Kelly, Times Staff Writer
The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a new trial be held to determine if the city of San Bernardino intentionally misled a judge during its battle to close down a notorious strip club that officials said was actually a brothel. The Flesh Club closed in 1995 for nearly five years, after a judge issued an injunction banning nude dancing in the establishment. The judge used information from the city that later turned out to be wrong. The ruling put on hold the nude cabaret's demand for $1.
BUSINESS
December 22, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Texas, where strip clubs have given rise to Anna Nicole Smith and many other less-generously endowed performers, is about to make it more expensive to watch a little bump and grind. In what some have dubbed the "pole tax," the Lone Star State will require its 150 or so strip clubs to collect a $5-per-customer levy, with most of the proceeds going to help rape victims. The tax goes into effect New Year's Day.
NATIONAL
February 3, 2008 | Stuart Glascock, Times Staff Writer
One young mother from Tillamook gathers her five children and drives two scenic miles to go beachcombing at a quaint hideaway off U.S. Highway 101. Another young Tillamook mother slips into a skimpy, form-fitting black gown and steers to the same town to dance for tips at the only exotic club on the northern Oregon coast. They, along with strip-club patrons, visiting families, longtime residents and retirees, mix it up in this quiet community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2000 | STEVE HARVEY
Southern California has been the birthplace of such phenomena as the drive-in church (Emmanuel Lutheran, North Hollywood, 1948), hang-gliding (Dockweiler State Beach, about 1960) and the Hula Hoop (Wham-O Manufacturing, San Gabriel, 1958). And, of course, L.A. gave the world the go-go dancer in 1964. You may be shocked to learn, however, that such a momentous creation came about accidentally at the Whisky A Go Go.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1998 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defying El Nino to ruin another good Saturday, dancers at DeDe's got the party raging by 10:20 the other night, and the go-go dancers weren't even go-going yet. When the two cage-less grinders did ascend their perches, the club's powerful strobes were flashing like lightning, but never blinding enough to obscure their nearly bare bods, nor the whooping crowd's admiration. DeDe's is billed as an all-female event.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1998 | K.C. COLE, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
She slinks on stage in skintight silver lame pants, belting out ballads about the Big Bang, the vacuum, gallium arsenide, bosons, fermions and other subjects normally found in physics texts. She tosses her long auburn locks, cracking jokes about curved space and subatomic particles. "There's going to be a quiz at the end of the show," she says. "Anyone who fails has to walk the Planck scale [the minimum-size scale in quantum physics]."
NATIONAL
February 3, 2008 | Stuart Glascock, Times Staff Writer
One young mother from Tillamook gathers her five children and drives two scenic miles to go beachcombing at a quaint hideaway off U.S. Highway 101. Another young Tillamook mother slips into a skimpy, form-fitting black gown and steers to the same town to dance for tips at the only exotic club on the northern Oregon coast. They, along with strip-club patrons, visiting families, longtime residents and retirees, mix it up in this quiet community.
BUSINESS
December 22, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Texas, where strip clubs have given rise to Anna Nicole Smith and many other less-generously endowed performers, is about to make it more expensive to watch a little bump and grind. In what some have dubbed the "pole tax," the Lone Star State will require its 150 or so strip clubs to collect a $5-per-customer levy, with most of the proceeds going to help rape victims. The tax goes into effect New Year's Day.
NEWS
April 22, 2004 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda, Special to The Times
There's short and then there's "short." You really have to squint to spot the skirts on the go-go dancers at Xes, a saucy new Hollywood nightclub. With costumes that look like "Wonder Woman-meets-porn star," the dancers get everyone's love buzz flowing. And that's exactly the point. In six weeks, Xes has become something of a phenomenon. The club's name, which is "sex" spelled backward and is pronounced "excess," says it all.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2000 | STEVE HARVEY
Southern California has been the birthplace of such phenomena as the drive-in church (Emmanuel Lutheran, North Hollywood, 1948), hang-gliding (Dockweiler State Beach, about 1960) and the Hula Hoop (Wham-O Manufacturing, San Gabriel, 1958). And, of course, L.A. gave the world the go-go dancer in 1964. You may be shocked to learn, however, that such a momentous creation came about accidentally at the Whisky A Go Go.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1998 | K.C. COLE, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
She slinks on stage in skintight silver lame pants, belting out ballads about the Big Bang, the vacuum, gallium arsenide, bosons, fermions and other subjects normally found in physics texts. She tosses her long auburn locks, cracking jokes about curved space and subatomic particles. "There's going to be a quiz at the end of the show," she says. "Anyone who fails has to walk the Planck scale [the minimum-size scale in quantum physics]."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1998 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Defying El Nino to ruin another good Saturday, dancers at DeDe's got the party raging by 10:20 the other night, and the go-go dancers weren't even go-going yet. When the two cage-less grinders did ascend their perches, the club's powerful strobes were flashing like lightning, but never blinding enough to obscure their nearly bare bods, nor the whooping crowd's admiration. DeDe's is billed as an all-female event.
NEWS
April 22, 2004 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda, Special to The Times
There's short and then there's "short." You really have to squint to spot the skirts on the go-go dancers at Xes, a saucy new Hollywood nightclub. With costumes that look like "Wonder Woman-meets-porn star," the dancers get everyone's love buzz flowing. And that's exactly the point. In six weeks, Xes has become something of a phenomenon. The club's name, which is "sex" spelled backward and is pronounced "excess," says it all.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2012 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
The owners of the Battle of the Dance dinner show had hoped to catch the wave of tourists from nearby Disneyland with family-friendly entertainment boasting European dancers and a gourmet meal of smoked salmon salad, filet mignon and a "decadent" dessert. But when the paying customers failed to materialize in the numbers foreseen, they cut the number of dinner shows, amped up the volume and turned to a different crowd. There was a "topless DJ," go-go dancers and an appearance by an adult film performer to entertain late-night partygoers in Anaheim's manicured resort district.
NEWS
September 6, 1991 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
Do you watch the dancers in music videos and say to yourself, I know I could do that? Have you ever thought you could be an accountant by day and a dancer by night? Do you think you can shake your groove thang for 20 minutes nonstop to the pounding bass of ear-splitting house music while hundreds of people watch? I did that. I go-go danced in a cage. It was my friend Cathy's idea.
NEWS
September 6, 1991 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
In the cramped dressing room of the Mayan nightclub is a worn, lumpy sofa, plus a table, mirror, mini-fridge and costumes stacked on shelves and racks. Minutes before they go on, five go-go dancers prepare for their sets. They apply makeup and pull on fishnets and G-strings, walking around near-naked. There is literally no room for modesty.
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