Clover Club, 8477 Sunset Blvd on the Sunset Strip, circa 1930s

Clover Club - 8477 (8475) Sunset Blvd -2This imposingly austere and not-very-welcoming building used to sit at 8477 Sunset Blvd, where La Cienega ends at Sunset. Over the 1920s and 30s, it wore a succession of names: the Sphinx Club, Club Sokoloeff, the Hahn Club, but in around 1933, its transforming into the one it was most famously known as: the Clover Club. On the surface, it was just another classy nightclub on the Sunset Strip, but dig a little deeper and you’d find hidden gambling rooms so notorious that the place often got raided and eventually was closed in 1938 amid a blaze of publicity.

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“Keep Chicago out of Hollywood- Close Clover Club Gambling Joint."

Newspaper advertisement for the Clover Club, Sunset Blvd

Clover Club advertisement, circa 1930s

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One Response to Clover Club, 8477 Sunset Blvd on the Sunset Strip, circa 1930s

  1. Steve King says:

    I love the sign with the number of the address on the fourth photo! Another fascinating post, Mr Turnbull, thanks for all your hard work!