Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Apex / Club Alabam
Historic Central Avenue Jazz Corridor
—42nd St. [sic] and Central Av. —
Curtis Mosby, the conductor of the Dixieland Blue Blowers, opened the Apex on Thanksgiving 1928. The classy nightclub was home to revues featuring beautiful showgirls in extravagant costumes. Johnny Otis led the house band, but Alabam was the most popular stage for known jazz musicians who were on Central Avenue.
Erected by City of Los Angeles.
Location. 34° 0.406′ N, 118° 15.395′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of South Central Avenue and East 42nd Place, on the right when traveling south on South Central Avenue. Click for map. Marker is on the sidewalk near the former Dunbar Hotel Building. It is across the street from the Central Avenue Jazz Park, and it closer to the corner of East 42nd Place than it is to 42nd Street. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90011, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Downbeat Club (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Vincent's Place (approx. 2.7 miles away); Oviatt Building (approx. 2.8 miles away); Spring Street (approx. Bradbury Building (approx. 3.1 miles away); Angel’s Flight (approx. 3.1 miles away); Bella Union Hotel Site (approx. 3.4 miles away); Merced Theatre (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Los Angeles.
Also see . . .
1. Central Avenue Park and Dunbar Hotel [Photo] Set. (Submitted on January 1, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Central Avenue Jazz Festival, 2010. (Submitted on January 1, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. John Alexander and Vada Watson Somerville. (Submitted on January 14, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
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