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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