The Ivar Theater was built in 1951 and was a serious
venue thru the 70’s. It then alternated as a burlesque
house and rock and roll hall. The Grateful Dead played
there. By the 80’s it had become a full time strip club.
As a promotion, they came up with Wednesday being
Camera Night. While I’m sure most cameras had no
film, some “serious” photographers shot there including
Garry Winogrand. I went there to shoot for “Women on
Display”, but came to realize the two rolls I shot that night
should be seen alone.