Nighttime View of Slapsy Maxie’s, 5665 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 1947

Nighttime View of Slapsy Maxie’s, 1947Yesterday I posted a photo of a movie-star mural at the Wilshire Bowl, a nightclub at 5665 Wilshire Boulevard. The Wilshire Bowl later became “The Louisiana,” and then in 1943 became Slapsy Maxie’s, named for fighter and sometime bit part actor, Maxie Rosenbloom, whose backer was Mickey Cohen. This atmospheric night shot of Slapsy’s is from 1947, which is probably when the joint was at its peak. By 1950, it was a Van de Kamp’s coffee shop.

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2 Responses to Nighttime View of Slapsy Maxie’s, 5665 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, 1947

  1. Re Slapsie Maxie’s: my father was their publicist for a brief time. I never (until now) realized the connection to Mickey Cohen. Fascinating, thanks and love, Loy.

  2. Jean Hunter says:

    Interesting article on Slapsy’s

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2011/12/a-hollywood-history-lesson-did-mickey-cohen-really-own-slapsy-maxies-nightclub-.html

    I enjoy reading the comments too!

    Thanks, Martin.

    Jean