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Found on EBay -- A Night on the Town, 1944

May 8, 2009 |  6:00 pm

Nightclub photos, 1944  

Nightclub Photos, 1944

A lot of seven souvenir nightclub photos, all from 1944, has been listed on EBay. These folks clearly got around: Earl Carroll's, the Florentine Gardens, the Cocoanut Grove, plus several clubs in San Francisco.

Notice the woman at left has a flower in her hair--and no, she's not Elizabeth Short! For that matter, the woman on the right has done the same thing. My point is that for a time in the mid-1940s, this was quite fashionable and that Elizabeth Short--the Black Dahlia--was doing nothing unusual in pinning flowers in her hair.

Bidding on this lot of photos starts at $19.99. Yes, I'm tempted--don't you love the artwork on the photo holder from the Cocoanut Grove?-- but I already have more of these than I need.