RIP Haunted Strip Club!

After over 20 years of business the “haunted strip club” that I used to work at in Los Angeles shut down earlier this week.

If you’ve ever flown into LAX odds are you’ve seen this…uh…interesting landmark:

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Yes I worked at this place.  Don’t judge.  The stories I have about The Carolina Century Lounge are SPECTACULAR!  I’m grateful for the experience I had there as weird as it was.  I was only there for a little under a year, but I could go on for hours about this place…(it’s in my book…or if you’re lucky maybe I’ll divulge some of it here earlier if I get some friendly positive feedback)

This club’s exterior was featured in the movie “City of Angels” in a heartwrenching scene where Nicholas Cage sits in front of it on a bench in the rain and cries after Meg Ryan dies.

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The club made headlines in the news back in 2005 when the owner posted this on the marquee.  Toys R’ Us even threatened a lawsuit. (I was not employed at the club at the time).

I was actually planning on stopping by as a patron the other night with some friends-but after checking online I discovered the club had closed down because their lease had expired and was not renewed.  I drove by to see if anyone was there that I used to work with and took some pics of what it looks like now:

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There was also an adult shop in the front of the club.  I was always too scared to check it out when I worked there…someone told me that Angelina Jolie once stopped by there to purchase a rather large “toy”.  I heard they had a big clearance sale earlier this week so maybe she stopped back by.

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The door was open and I popped my head in to see if my old boss was there.  He wasn’t, but another woman I used to work with was.  I gave her my Rick’s business card and told her what I was up to…she didn’t really seem to care, but nonetheless I was glad I stopped by the place before it’s demolished and becomes another boring parking structure by the airport.

I wonder if the parking structure will be haunted by the ghosts that roamed the Century Club.

I am still on vacation.  I am doing nothing but watching gobs of mindless reality television, playing on the internet and blogging if I feel the need to.  I love being on vacation!

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