The Ambassador Hotel and Cocoanut Grove nightclub, 3400 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA (1921-1989; demolished 2008). Paul Revere Williams designed the hotel's exterior and interior for its 1949 renovation. This picture taken in 2005-2006, shortly before hotel's demolition.
1922 Interior view of the Ambassador Hotel's Cocoanut Grove in 1922. Notice BALLOONS in net ready to be dropped! Later the 1934 version was designed by Mary Jeffras. It was once Los Angeles' most exclusive night spot. Although it was renovated in 1957, the club never recovered the reputation it enjoyed in its early days.