Forbidden City (nightclub)

Forbidden City (nightclub)

The Forbidden City was a Chinese-themed nightclub and cabaret in business from the late 1930s to the late 1950s, on the second floor of 363 Sutter Street (the former space is now renumbered 369 Sutter Street and is now a franchise of Barbizon Modeling and Acting) in San Francisco between Chinatown and Union Square. The Forbidden City featured Asian American singers, dancers, chorus lines, magicians, strippers, and musicians. It was popular with military personnel who were transiting through San Francisco during World War II. The novel, and in turn the musical and film Flower Drum Song were inspired by the Forbidden City, as was the 1989 documentary, Forbidden City U.S.A.

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Forbidden City (nightclub) - Notable Performers
... musicians, actors, and other celebrities either started their professions at the ForbiddenCity, or are famous for performing there ... Larry and Trudie Long, "The Leungs," nightclubact JIMMY BORGES a.k.a ... JIMMY JAY" was the popular crooner at ForbiddenCity from 1957 through 1959 when he went to Las Vegas to star in "HOLIDAY IN JAPAN", A Steve Parker/Shirley ...

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