Paul Coates

April 17, 1958

Below, we have Paul Coates and his old pal from Palo Alto, Parkey Sharkey … But what’s this hidden in the ads for the burlesque houses? The Colony Club, Western and 149th Street, has the L.A. Dodgerettes! … Then again, there’s "Johni Dillinger" a.k.a. "Public Anatomy No. 1," at the Tiffany Club, 3260 W. 8th … And note the comic at the Lake Club: Bert Henry. Henry did a bunch of "party records" for Fax Records ("Bert Henry in the Raw," "Bert Henry at the Hungry Thigh") before the head of the company, William H. Door, and his girlfriend were killed in a very nasty way in November 1963. Fax also released a disc titled "Sex Is My Business," which purported to be interviews with  prostitutes. Most of the Fax discs turn up on EBay if you’re patient. If anyone knows whatever became of Bert Henry, drop me a note.   


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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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1 Response to Paul Coates

  1. jaded says:

    “William H. Door and his girlfriend were killed in a very nasty way in November 1963.”
    so what’s the story? That’s a pretty dramatic statement to just leave hanging for those of us who have never heard of Mr. Door or his girlfriend.
    Or is just a teaser?
    –All in good time, all in good time.


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