“Crazy, Noisy, Freaked Out Music for Weirdos”

The Getty Museum explores the Queer legacy of 3909 Sunset Boulevard. “Now designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, the address is most remembered as the site of The Black Cat, which opened as a gay bar in 1966 with a pool table and a jukebox stocked with Motown hits. In the conservative shadow of the gubernatorial election of Ronald Reagan, it was quickly designated by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Department as a magnet for ‘persons of known homosexual tendencies.’”

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