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UER Forum > US: Pacific Southwest > Is This Just Fantasy? (Viewed 160 times)
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Is This Just Fantasy?
< on 3/21/2020 8:29 PM >
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Back in September, a friend of mine and I hit up Fantasy Island, a then-recently abandoned strip club here in LA. The structure was unique as it had a lighthouse built into the side of the main building, a spiral staircase running in its center that led up to a second story.

It was originally a Kelbo's Hawaiian restaurant, one of at least two here in LA. It was built in the late 1940s using bricks from other old brick buildings being torn down around it. Drinks back then ranged from $0.80 to $1.75. By the early 1990s, the place had lost its original facade and most of its original customers, forcing it to shut down. Within a couple years, the Fantasy Island strip club moved in, which was in operation through the middle of last year.

Now, it's just rubble. A developer bought up the property to turn into condos. Who knows whenever they'll be built, if ever.

Funny enough, this was the first time I had ever been inside a strip club, abandoned, operating or otherwise. When we walked in, I didn't know what the place would smell like. Now I know what abandonment smells like. This... did not smell like that. Clearly I won't be going into any other strip clubs any time soon.

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Re: Is This Just Fantasy?
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Sweet
So stripper's smell like Nu-car scent? Just a guess.
The interior decorator needs to be shoot...




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Re: Is This Just Fantasy?
< Reply # 2 on 3/21/2020 8:42 PM >
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Sweet
So stripper's smell like Nu-car scent? Just a guess.
The interior decorator needs to be shoot...


Combination of Nu-car, Lysol and murdered hopes and dreams.




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< Reply # 3 on 3/21/2020 9:12 PM >
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the facade is pretty neat, haven't seen anything like that before.




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Wonder how long the smell would linger if left alone. Kind of surprised it hadn't already broken down. For once, I'll take my own blissful ignorance on the reasoning.

Were you able to go up higher than the second story in the lighthouse?




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< Reply # 5 on 3/21/2020 10:02 PM >
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Wonder how long the smell would linger if left alone. Kind of surprised it hadn't already broken down. For once, I'll take my own blissful ignorance on the reasoning.

Were you able to go up higher than the second story in the lighthouse?


It couldn't have been abandoned for more than a month, and was demoed about a month later. I was honestly surprised at the speed of it all. Nothing stays open for long in LA, but this was something else.

I'm afraid I wasn't. Homeless guy had moved into the second floor, and I wasn't about to bother him, no matter how much I wanted to get a shot from inside that lighthouse.




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< Reply # 6 on 3/25/2020 7:24 AM >
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Nice shots!

I've never been in a club that looks quite that tacky, and I think all of the the smells get covered with beauty products. Once abandoned, I imagine decades of fun turn into some funky smells...




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