September 1972




September 1972




September 1972



Sultan's Palace
 348 North La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood CA 90048

The small West Hollywood site was once home to a retail store selling household goods. At one point, the place belonged to Albert J. Kramer, treasurer of the National Exhibition of the California Water Color Society. Things took a decidely different turn in the 1970's, when it became the massage parlor and school, Sultan's Palace.



October 1972



Crazy Horse Wild West Massage Parlor
 1671 North Western Avenue Los Angeles CA 90027

The 1920's building in the part of Hollywood that is now Koreatown, was the Wilda Apartments. Owner of the Crazy Horse Wild West Massage Parlor Frank Spencer, breathed a sigh of relief when a Superior Court judge refused to shut his operation down. The Hollywood massage parlor had come under fire for multiple incidents of arrests for prostitution and solicitation - which Spencer claimed he was suppressing.



October 1972



The Sure Thing
 8209 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles CA 90046

After the last wench bent over backwards, the Ann Dixon Astrology Shop moved in.



December 1972



Circus Maximus
 1227 North La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood CA 90069

The former site of the Gerard Theatrical Agency, who put the word out for "burlesque people", Mark Roy's Circus Maximus was a 24-hour massage parlor. The Grecian Spa took patrons back to the lush days of roman revelry with toga clad attendants.

The flexible hours ruffled feathers in 1980, when Board Supervisor Peter Schabarum passed an ordinance banning nighttime operation for some parlors, citing alleged prostitution.



December 1972




October 1972

December 1972



West L.A.'s Academy of Nude Wrestling was probably not an accredited institution, but that wouldn't have stopped eager students from applying. Owners William and Judy Morris probably felt the name was too academic, and attempted to rename their establishment to Diamond Lil, resulting in a Superior Court civil suit from actress Mae West. The claimed unauthorized use of her nickname and did not imply she sponsored the wrestling school.



May 1973




November 1973



            



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