• deadhistoryproject@gmail.com, westhollywoodhistoryproject@gmail.com

    • Wurdeman & Becket, 1938 Architectural Plans of 9080 Santa Monica Blvd

    • Wurdeman & Becket, 1938 Architectural Plans of 9080 Santa Monica Blvd

    • The Palms bar Closing Party, June 2013

    • The Palms bar, 1981

Untitled Palms bar documentary

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.

We want your Palms bar stories!

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: kateeggertpalmsdoc@gmail.com.

$5 Donation

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!





The Future and Past of a Dog & Cat Hospital – Press Play with Madeleine Brand
25 Sep 2014 /
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We were interviewed by Madeleine Brand from KCRW! Such an honor and was so much fun! Listen to it here – The Future and Past of a Dog & Cat Hospital 7 MIN, 54 SEC From KCRW: The Future and Past of a Dog & Cat Hospital Sept 27 | By Madeleine Brand Architect Welton […]


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L.A. Conservancy sues West Hollywood over pet hospital
19 Sep 2014 /
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From Los Angeles Register: L.A. Conservancy Sues West Hollywood Over Pet Hospital Sept 19 | By Lauren Jow COURTESY OF HUNTER KERHART PHOTOGRAPHY The Los Angeles Conservancy filed a lawsuit Thursday against the city of West Hollywood over the proposed demolition of a former pet hospital designed by two master architects. The group claims the […]


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Melrose Triangle is step closer to redevelopment
19 Aug 2014 /
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From Los Angeles Register: Melrose Triangle Is Step Closer to Redevelopment August 19 | By Lauren Jow WEST HOLLYWOOD – Conservationists said they will continue campaigning to save a historic building, after the West Hollywood City Council on Monday endorsed a development that would demolish one of Los Angeles’ last examples of streamline moderne architecture. […]


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Conservationists want to save West Hollywood historic building from demolition
16 Aug 2014 /
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From Los Angeles Register: Conservationists want to save West Hollywood historic building from demolition August 16 | By Lauren Jow The developer of a gateway project on the western border of West Hollywood has agreed to repurpose the entrance of a historic building designed by master architects instead of demolishing it entirely. But conservationists say […]


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Historic 1938 Building Could Complicate Massive WeHo Development
16 Jul 2014 /
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From LA Weekly: Historic 1938 Building Could Complicate Massive WeHo Development Wed, Jul 16, 2014 | By Sascha Bos 9080 Santa Monica Boulevard as it looks now. – HUNTER KERHART PHOTOGRAPHY Plans to build a massive mixed-use development in West Hollywood’s Melrose Triangle have been slowed — thanks to some surprising information about a historic […]


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Save the SMB Streamline Moderne
16 Jul 2014 /
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From Docomomo US: Save the SMB Streamline Moderne July 16 | By Kate Eggert and Krisy Gosney Wurdeman & Becket, Bruce Becket Archives Wurdeman & Becket’s 1938 Streamline Moderne commercial building in West Hollywood, California is currently threatened with demolition in order to make way for a large-scale mixed use development. Located at 9080 Santa […]


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