The Trocadero was a nightclub owned by William Wilkerson.
Trocadero (Los Angeles)
Actress/comedienne Thelma Todd, who died mysteriously in December 1935, spent an evening at the Trocadero at a party thrown by Ida Lupino and her father Stanley. Todd had formerly been married to Pat DiCicco, and was angry that he had shown up there with another actress, Margaret Lindsay. The party was one of the last times that she was seen alive.
In popular cultureThe dance club was parodied in the 1938 Warner Bros. cartoon, Porky at the Crocadero. The club also received a brief mention, via actual film footage, in 1944's What's Cookin' Doc?.
- Wilkerson III, W.R. (2000). The Man Who Invented Las Vegas. Ciro's Books. p. 9. ISBN 0-9676643-0-6. http://cirosbooks.com/man_who_invented_las_vegas.html.
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Robert Cummings & Marsha Hunt at the Trocadero in 1937
Scene with the Trocadero, from A STAR IS BORN.
Jitterbugs at the Trocadero, 1936: