Found on EBay – Florentine Gardens

Florentine Gardens EBay

This souvenir photograph from the Florentine Gardens has been listed on EBay. Most of these pictures come in a cardboard holder that’s stamped with a date. This one isn’t marked, oddly enough, but a comparison with my reference file indicates that it’s probably from 1942. The club, which was managed by Nils T. Granlund, was known for having its showgirls tease the customers, as this woman is doing. I suspect she is Marie Van Schaack, better known as Lili St. Cyr, who was one of the regulars at the Florentine Gardens. If anyone can verify her identity, thought would be great. Bidding starts at $19.50.

Florentine Gardens Souvenir

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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2 Responses to Found on EBay – Florentine Gardens

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  2. Mary Mallory says:

    It’s great, this photographic company’s office was in the Carthay Circle Building. How I wish it was still there, rather than the twin uglies that stand there today.


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