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Summary
  • AKA: Club 82
  • Type: Club
  • Where: 82 East 4th St. New York, NY
  • When: Unknown - Unknown
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From "Hidden History: Tobi Marsh & Club 82":

Club 82 was a notorious nightclub in New York City from 1953 to the early 1970s and was home to a famous revue of female impersonators. Club 82, like many “gay” establishments during that time, was reportedly owned and operated by the mafia. And while the majority of the entertainers were gay, the club actually catered to a heterosexual clientele and became quite popular with the Manhattan party set who desired a wild night out on the town. Famous actors such as Judy Garland were known to frequent the club and there is a long-standing and scandalous rumor that Errol Flynn once pulled out his penis and played the piano with it during one raucous night of revelry at Club 82! The top female impersonators from around the country vied for a chance to perform at the club and several of the entertainers held steady jobs there for decades.

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