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  • John 11:03 am on March 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Kit Kat Club Stripper Contest 

    I am told this placard was from Ed’s Kit Kat… back in the day:

    • localarts 7:04 pm on March 16, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      The winner gets a date with Johnny Wadd.


  • John 10:06 am on September 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    The Kit Kat Club In 1976 

    Thanks to Antoine for the heads up.

    The Kit Kat Club was featured in an episode of Barnaby Jones in 1976. The actor who played the guy with the horse head from The Godfather is in this as well. I wonder if Barnaby fired off his old peacemaker at the end of the episode as he solved the case? He always did.

    Antoine says:

    I stumbled on an old episode of the TV show Barnaby Jones from 1976 and to my shock the Kit Kat Club in Hollywood was in it. A very good shot of the outside and inside. It was easy to find searching the Hollywood Welding on Google (which is seen in the background). Its still there. Kit Kat Club was on Santa Monica and N Hudson Ave. A Honda car dealership is there now.

    Lunch -- Dinner

    Lunch — Dinner

    and the complete episode, the footage starts at about the 29:00 minute mark:


  • John 10:37 am on October 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Eddie’s Kit Kat Club In 1982 

    Get out your bucket list! The Kit Kat is here.

    This is a true crime blog and much of the theme centers around John Holmes. Thus, we are all a bit thick skinned, no pun intended, when it comes to seeing skin. If you don’t want to see clothed strippers (early 80s strippers), then go no further. You’ve been warned.

    That said, the Kit Kat Club was a gentlemen’s club owned by Eddie Nash. I am not sure if Greg Diles worked here, but Samuel Lawton Diles, his little brother did. You see, Sam did some time stemming from an assault at the Kit Kat Club. He smacked a city councilman’s drunken brother in the head with a gun. He did some prison time for this assault.

    Of all Eddie’s clubs, the few that I could not find photos for are the Soul’d Out Club, catering to black folks, and the Kit Kat Club. I can now cross Kit Kat from the bucket list.

    Photo credits:  Gary Leonard from the classic newspaper “Los Angeles Herald-Examiner”. RIP Herald!

    • notsaved 12:25 pm on December 23, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I believe that’s Tito Larriva of the world famous PLUGZ (and Pee Wee’s Playhouse) in the pic 1982K…

      I know the Plugz played there in 1982 as well…


    • Holly Z 10:28 pm on April 20, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I’d be curious to know if it is the same Kit Kat Club that was previously owned by a Dick Baker in 1959. My grandfather was a bartender there at one point and was robbed one night at closing. The location of this particular Kit Kat Club was 608 S. Western Ave (so near Wilshire).


    • Joseph R Perry Jr 5:57 pm on September 25, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Im Rick ..was there Butch was the Manager Ruth was the Bartender..1979-1980

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      • John 4:37 pm on January 29, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Joseph, I would love to talk one on one, to know more about the Kit Kat. Please email the blog so we can arrange it, but only if gou want. Thx, John


        • Kevin 9:55 am on March 31, 2019 Permalink

          I worked at the kit Kay club in Lennox on Hawthorne boulevard around 1980.


        • Joseph Perry 7:50 am on September 4, 2020 Permalink

          see me on facebook…


    • Baz 4:30 pm on October 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi there,

      I wonder if you have any more information on the Kit Kat Club.

      When it opened/closed and the address? I believe it was on Santa Monica Blvd.

      I recently acquired a hand-painted advertising board that I believe came from the club.

      Would be happy to send you a picture if you were interested.




      • John 9:58 am on October 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Baz, the site of the KK Club is now the site of a Honda car dealership. That’s all I know for now, don’t have an address.


    • localarts 12:13 pm on October 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Like most successful business owners, Eddie diversified.


    • Bonnie Brae 11:15 am on October 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      very cool pictoral.


    • John 10:46 am on October 10, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      LA Times: 1986.

      Police also suspected Diles’ brother, Samuel Lawton Diles.

      Samuel Diles, now 34, had been a bouncer at one of Nash’s clubs, the Kit Kat in Hollywood.
      In 1983, he was arrested after police said he hit Michael Nolan, the brother of Assemblyman Patrick Nolan, in the head with a gun. Diles went to prison on an assault conviction.


      • criticextraordinaire 4:13 pm on October 11, 2013 Permalink | Reply

        John, have you ever found any info on Tracy McCourt, the guy who drove the Ford Granada to the hit on Eddie’s place? I saw some stuff where he did time for various petty crimes well thru adulthood, but wonder if anybody knows more about him. He seems to be the odd man out from the Wonderland Gang.


        • John 7:23 am on October 14, 2013 Permalink

          Well, I have posted the post-Wonderland crimes that he committed and a few other things. I almost had his daughter and ex wife for an interview but they never responded back the second time. Do a search on McCourt or Tracy McCourt via the Search button, you’ll find more on him on this blog. Thanks for the feedback too, it’s always appreciated.


        • Sheila 12:48 pm on December 18, 2013 Permalink

          I read where he left CA and went to college in Kentucky. He moved to Colorado Springs and in 2002 he did some time for selling drugs again. He was successful in a Phone business and he died in 2006 of Hep C. He is buried in Denver CO. I think you can find it on Wikipedia.


      • Mike 10:09 pm on April 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        If you watch the movie Suburbia (1983) the KIT KAT is shown from the inside. Found this post cuz I was searching for the stripper in it, which happens to be the woman in the photo with Elliot Gould.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsNTxT2R3kM Around the 1hr:25 mark.


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