Pandora's Box

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Former Location –
This was an underage club that was a little too popular for it’s own good so a curfew was proposed to help “control traffic”. This enraged locals and on Saturday, November 12, 1966, fliers were distributed along the Sunset Strip requesting people to demonstrate later that day. The Los Angeles Times reported that as many as 1,000 young demonstrators, including celebrities Frank Zappa, Sonny and Cher, Jack Nicholson and Peter Fonda came to protest against the perceived repressive enforcement of the curfew laws.

In November 1966, the Los Angeles City Council voted to acquire and demolish the club and in late 1967 the club was torn down by local authorities.

The ’67 Sunset Strip riots which ensued after the club was destroyed inspired Stephen Stills to write “For What It’s Worth”.

Pandora’s Box
8118 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90046