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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

This Week In '66


This Week in '66 with Lynn Peril

On November 12, 1966, 1000 people, many of them teenagers, gathered in front of Pandora’s Box, a “teener nightclub” sitting on a traffic island on the Sunset Strip. They were there to protest against police enforcement of a 10:00 p.m. curfew. When a fender-bender turned into a fistfight, things got out of hand. Thus began the fabled riot on Sunset Strip. Check it out--this week in 66! 


Ken Reich, “Teen-Agers and Crime Ply the Sunset Strip,” Los Angeles Times, January 16, 1966, 257. 

Andrew Briggs, “Adult Spots Suffer. Sunset Strip Now a Kid’s Hangout,” San Bernardino County Sun, April 24, 1966, 27. 

Jim Newsom, “Sweeping Police Drive Nets H’wood Juveniles,” Los Angeles Evening Citizen News, August 27, 1966, 10. 

“Clampdown Urged on Teen Spots,” Oakland Tribune, November 15, 1966, 38. 

“Eleven Teen-agers, Adult Arrested on Sunset Strip,” Pasadent Independent, November 15, 1966, 35. 

Art Berman and Tom Goff, “City Seeks to Raze Sunset Teen Club,” Los Angeles Times, November 17, 1966, 45. 

“Sunset Strip Kids on Curfew Rampage,” Times Advocate, November 19, 1966, 1. 

“Okay Condemnation of Teenage Nightclub,” Highland Park News-Herald, December 11, 1966, 5. 

Malcolm N. Carter, “The Battle of Sunset Strip,” San Francisco Examiner, December 11, 1966, 233. 

Cecilia Rasmussen, “L.A. Then and Now; Closing of Club Ignited the Sunset Strip Riots,” Los Angeles Times, August 5, 2007, 19.