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Mike Bulgakov

Classic Cat

Continue west, cross Sunset at the former Tower Records, and buy a book on local history at independent bookstore Book Soup. Then step outside and realize you’re in one of the most notorious stretches of buildings on the Strip: this was gangster Mickey Cohen’s base of operations, first as Club Bali and later as Mickey Cohen’s Haberdashery. The private club Cafe Society also ran in the premises during the 1940s.

The building on the southeast corner of Larrabee Sunset (another Chase bank) was Jerry’s in the early 1960s. Jerry Lewis’ competitive answer to Dino’s Lodge later became the notorious Classic Cat, the Strip’s most famous strip club and burlesque venue, popular with nightlife denizens like Jim Morrison and Russ Meyer, who found busty actresses for his movies there.



Hall of Fame
Saint Nick

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Thiem 4-6 4-6 6-3 0-0 Kyrgios*
A second break point for Thiem, but the Kyrgios serve gets him out of the hole.

Mike Bulgakov

"Hotel Melbourne"

Quarantraining in Melbourne

Mirrors on the ceiling
The pink champagne on ice
And she said "We are all just prisoners here, of our own device"
And in the master's chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can't kill the beast

Last thing I remember
I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
"Relax," said the night man
"We are programmed to receive
You can check-out any time you like
But you can never leave!"


Mike Bulgakov

Zhou Enlai

The story unfolds in surprising places and in unexpected ways: a disco-themed fashion show at the Yugoslavian Embassy in Warsaw; an unanticipated invitation to visit China extended to an American ping-pong team; and a banquet in Pakistan, a nation friendly to both the United States and China, where the secret plan was put into action.

While a decoy stood in for Kissinger in one location, the real Kissinger headed for a military airfield, where a jet waited to spirit him to China. He had just forty-eight hours to lay the groundwork for the president’s visit to China. But in his haste, Kissinger had forgotten to pack extra clothing; he wore a borrowed shirt -- ironically made in Taiwan -- throughout his mission.