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. Touch 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Downbeat Club (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of La Mesa (approx. 1˝ miles away); La Mesa Battlefield (approx. 1˝ miles away); University of Southern California A Trojan for Life (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Oldest University Building in Southern California (approx. 1.7 miles away); Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (approx. 1.8 miles away); John C. Argue Plaza (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Categories. • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 790 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 31, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 3, 4. submitted on January 1, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 5. submitted on January 25, 2012. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.