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Friends at Ciro's, Hollywood
Alternative Title
Shades of L.A. Photo Collection
Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and educational use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at for additional information.
The contents of this collection are restricted to personal, research, and non-commercial use. The Library cannot share the personal and/or contact information of the donors, their descendants, or associates who contributed photographs and oral histories to the collection.
Minoo Netervala on the far left with friends at Ciro's. Ciro's was a nightclub in West Hollywood, California, at 8433 Sunset Boulevard on the Sunset Strip. Opening in 1939, Ciro's combined an overdone baroque interior and an unadorned exterior and became a famous hangout for movie people of the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s. It was one of "the" places to be seen and guaranteed being written about in the gossip columns. Men students in the photograph are from India.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Shades of L.A. Collection; Shades of L.A.: Sri Lankan American Community
S-012-580B 120
Ciro's (Nightclub)
Clubs--California--West Hollywood
Nightclubs--California--West Hollywood
College students--California--West Hollywood
West Hollywood (Calif.)
Sunset Strip (West Hollywood, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Shades of L.A. Sri Lankan American photographs
Shades of L.A. Collection photographs
Netervala, Amelia.

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