This was a fun post on Pandora’s (later Pandora’s Box), 8118 Sunset Blvd., that I completely forgot. The material is in the agenda packets of the Police Commission.
The club was under the jurisdiction of the LAPD’s Hollywood Division Vice Squad and reflects the mind-set of 1959. Sample: “The Pandora area has less ‘homos’ than other areas in the Hollywood Division, but there are ‘homos’ in this area.
For further digging, the entire file is at the Los Angeles City Archives. On the jump, the arrest of a sex worker identified as Shirley Paulos/Shirley Richards. I didn’t get into the later history of the club because so many stories and only one Larry Harnisch.
The post originally appeared on latimes.com in 2009 and is available via Archive.org.