Dead History Project has been researching and collecting photos on The Palms bar for over two years.
We were going to tell its story in a web series but now that the bar is closed, DHP now finds itself in the honored position of being the repository of the stories from the bar’s past patrons and employees, and to document the reunions, the goodbyes, the quiet last drinks, the raucous last parties and your stories.
So far, we’ve filmed interviews of past and present employees and patrons (some even from the 1960s)! We filmed the closing party and throughout West Hollywood’s Gay Pride weekend. This will all make the Untitled Palms bar documentary.
The Palms bar closed on June 9th. Dead History Project’s Kate Eggert and Krisy Gosney are making a documentary on the bar and the people who made it special.
No story is too small or too sweet, too wild or too serious. We want to hear them all!
We’d love to hear from couples and groups too. We can accommodate anonymity if needed.
To schedule an interview, please contact Kate at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a donation of $5 and you’ll get a thank you in the film credits and the website. All money will go toward the making of the Untitled Palms bar documentary. Thank you so much for any support!
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There are few times in life that you’ll remember the rest of your life – one of them was the closing party at The Palms bar. I grew up in Miami and only moved to West Hollywood 10 years ago. I went to The Palms and I always felt welcomed. There was something extraordinary about [...]
From WEHOville: Palms Bar Sets Closing Date; Lesbian ‘Safe Haven’ Remembered Fondly Mon, May 06 | By James F. Mills West Hollywood’s Palms bar, the oldest continually running lesbian bar in Southern California, has announced it will close its doors Sunday, June 9 after the annual gay pride parade and festival. As West Hollywood’s only [...]
From SheWired: West Hollywood’s Only Lesbian Bar, The Palms, Will Celebrate One Last Pride By: Sunnivie Brydum Mon, 2013-05-06 15:15 After almost a half-century serving the lesbian community in the LGBT-filled West Hollywood neighborhood, The Palms will close up shop Sunday, June 9, after celebrating one last Pride weekend, reports WeHoVille. The beloved dive bar, [...]
From WeHo News: Interview for a film on The Palms 05/09/2013 Posted by WeHo News staff, West Hollywood, California WeHo residents have begun a documentary on The Palms Bar, which is scheduled to close June 9. The Dead History Project seeks patrons and employees for interviews this weekend. Since opening in 1965 the bar has [...]
From LA Weekly: West Hollywood Lesbian Bar The Palms to Shut Down By Katie Bain Wed., May 8 2013 at 4:15 AM West Hollywood’s The Palms Bar, a hangout for the local lesbian community since the ’60s, will close on June 9. Located on Santa Monica Blvd. at La Cienega, the historic building that houses [...]
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