L.A. Confidential - Crimes

Police raid – 7566 Club – Melrose Ave – 1941

7566 Club 7566 Melrose Ave 1941

A police raid at the 7566 Club at 7566 Melrose Ave. in the wee hours of January 29, 1941. Apparently, the night club had a habit of selling alcohol after hours.

According to the Los Angeles Times:

“The arrests were made during the early morning hours by squads of more than 50 policemen led by Deputy Police Chief C.B. Horrall, who visited numerous de luxe Hollywood night spots in search of liquor law violations.

“Striking swiftly at a prearranged time, the squads startled many Hollywood night club habitues, who were released and permitted to return to their homes after questioning.

“Numerous proprietors, bartenders and waiters, however, were not so fortunate.”

Source: “Eighteen Arraigned After Morning Raids”
published on January 30, 1941.

(LAPL 00049975)

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