Found on EBay – The Florentine Gardens

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A photo of a group of happy people at the Florentine Gardens on Sept. 18, 1943, has been listed on EBay. It’s listed as Buy It Now for $8.99. The Florentine Gardens has a connection to the Black Dahlia case because Elizabeth Short stayed at the nearby home of the business manager, Mark Hansen. As you can tell from the picture, the Florentine Gardens was a huge club that seated 1,000.

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4 Responses to Found on EBay – The Florentine Gardens

  1. aryedirect says:

    Wonder if, in Florence, they have a Hollywood Garden?

  2. Cal and Lulu says:

    Later, after the Florentine Gardens had been closed and boarded up for several years, it became the Headquarters of the Retail Clerks Union Local 770. They had a Dental Clinic upstairs, in the stars! The head of the Retail Clerks Union was allegedly a “shady character” by the name of Joe De Silva. He might be an interesting guy to look up in the City of LA during his heyday in the 40′s and 50′s.

  3. Mete Sarabi says:

    Yvonne de Carlo was one of the few Florentine Garden dancers to go on to achieve Hollywood fame.

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