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March 31, 1989 | KEVIN ALLMAN
Like some Oscar ceremonies of years past, some Oscar parties have more glitches than glitz. Take Wednesday night's second annual Oscar-watching party and fund-raiser held by El Rescate, a support group for Central American refugees in the Los Angeles area. The 1988 El Rescate party at the Mondrian Hotel attracted a large crop of young actors, but this year's version, held at the newly reopened discotheque Vertigo in downtown Los Angeles, attracted fewer celebrities and more logistical problems.
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October 22, 1991 | DANIEL AKST
Two items in the newspapers last week deserve to be read side by side. First, attorneys for Vertigo, the trendy downtown Los Angeles nightspot that openly discriminates against the attire-impaired, are appealing efforts by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to force the club to admit nerds. Vertigo makes no bones about sorting the stodgy from the chic. A guy at the door eyeballs supplicants eager for entry and makes the decision based entirely on their clothes.
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BUSINESS
October 22, 1991 | DANIEL AKST
Two items in the newspapers last week deserve to be read side by side. First, attorneys for Vertigo, the trendy downtown Los Angeles nightspot that openly discriminates against the attire-impaired, are appealing efforts by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to force the club to admit nerds. Vertigo makes no bones about sorting the stodgy from the chic. A guy at the door eyeballs supplicants eager for entry and makes the decision based entirely on their clothes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Although a judge has ordered a trendy downtown nightclub to abandon its exclusive admission policy, calling it "nothing more than a smoke screen for blatant discriminatory behavior," a lawyer for the club said Monday that the practice will remain in effect while the decision is appealed. "We deem this no more than a momentary setback for commercial freedom," said attorney Joshua Kaplan. Administrative Law Judge Milford A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1991
An irritated administrative law judge on Friday postponed a hearing into the admittance policies of Vertigo--one of Los Angeles' trendiest nightclubs--when he was forced to wait 30 minutes while members of the opposing parties gave television interviews outside his courtroom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1991 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You live in L.A. You've heard the question: What are people wearing? It's been raised before dining, before barhopping, before clubbing and . . . before an administrative court, where fashion is on trial. In a hearing room furnished in dingy brown, state liquor authorities charged this week that one of Los Angeles' trendiest nightclubs, Vertigo, has been discriminating against people because of their clothes.
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October 5, 1990 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Usually I just waltz right in," said Helen Pegadiotes impatiently as she stood outside the Vertigo club in downtown Los Angeles. But Pegadiotes wasn't waltzing or doing any kind of dancing last Saturday night as she waited with about 30 other hopeful nightclubbers to be let into the local hot spot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Although a judge has ordered a trendy downtown nightclub to abandon its exclusive admission policy, calling it "nothing more than a smoke screen for blatant discriminatory behavior," a lawyer for the club said Monday that the practice will remain in effect while the decision is appealed. "We deem this no more than a momentary setback for commercial freedom," said attorney Joshua Kaplan. Administrative Law Judge Milford A.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The Stuff of Nightmares: Imagine Jason of "Friday the 13th" fame, Dr. Alien and the director of "Darkman," plus other stars from gruesome horror and B-movies all in one room. Tonight, these scary stars will gather for Blood Savage Horror Relief, a fund-raiser for the Celebrity Outreach Foundation which coordinates celebrity charity events. Celebs from "The Fearless Vampire Killers" and "Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers" will be on hand at L.A.'s Vertigo nightclub. Tickets are $25.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Art in the City: Artists for Life, an arts group that supports AIDS programs, sponsors "Art in the City," a benefit at L.A.'s Vertigo nightclub on Sunday at 7 p.m. The program showcases work by new and established L.A. artists, including Robert M. Kalafut, Kyle Pearce and Robin Cousins. Kalafut will create a piece on stage for raffle at the end of the evening. Proceeds will be split among three AIDS charities, and tickets are available to the public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1991 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You live in L.A. You've heard the question: What are people wearing? It's been raised before dining, before barhopping, before clubbing and . . . before an administrative court, where fashion is on trial. In a hearing room furnished in dingy brown, state liquor authorities charged this week that one of Los Angeles' trendiest nightclubs, Vertigo, has been discriminating against people because of their clothes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1991
An irritated administrative law judge on Friday postponed a hearing into the admittance policies of Vertigo--one of Los Angeles' trendiest nightclubs--when he was forced to wait 30 minutes while members of the opposing parties gave television interviews outside his courtroom.
NEWS
October 5, 1990 | HENRY CHU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Usually I just waltz right in," said Helen Pegadiotes impatiently as she stood outside the Vertigo club in downtown Los Angeles. But Pegadiotes wasn't waltzing or doing any kind of dancing last Saturday night as she waited with about 30 other hopeful nightclubbers to be let into the local hot spot.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 1989 | KEVIN ALLMAN
Like some Oscar ceremonies of years past, some Oscar parties have more glitches than glitz. Take Wednesday night's second annual Oscar-watching party and fund-raiser held by El Rescate, a support group for Central American refugees in the Los Angeles area. The 1988 El Rescate party at the Mondrian Hotel attracted a large crop of young actors, but this year's version, held at the newly reopened discotheque Vertigo in downtown Los Angeles, attracted fewer celebrities and more logistical problems.
NEWS
September 18, 1989 | RICHARD ROUILARD
Well, what do you get for $400,000 these days? Not that much if Janet Jackson's $400,000 premiere party for her new A&M Records album "Rhythm Nation" is any indication. This is not to imply that Jackson's bash at the sort-of-converted Vertigo nightclub on Boylston Street just west of downtown last Thursday night was anything but festive, anything but stupendous, anything but star-caressed; in short, anything less than what one would expect from one of the Jackson family.
NEWS
January 24, 2002 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They had me at the view. Forget about the opulence and ambition of the new Highlands nightclub in Hollywood--its French stone floors, private parties and grand openings. Just consider the view: The club looks directly out over the new Hollywood Boulevard, and it's a sight to behold, a Vegas in miniature, with "bright lights, big city" written all over it in sparkly neon.
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