The Cathouse

The Cathouse location on North Highland in Los Angeles, CA,

The Cathouse location on North Highland in Los Angeles, CA,

836 North Highland, Los Angeles CA.

After spending about 9 months at 333 N. La Cienaga, Riki Rachtman’s World Famous Cathouse moved into this location on North Highland. Only open every Tuesday, the club had a strict “No Cameras allowed” policy which encouraged many celebrities to hang out at the club. As a result, there are very few photos of the club from that period. The club gained worldwide attention when groups such as Guns n’ Roses and Faster Pussycat sported Cathouse t-shirts in various photos, videos and concerts. Rachtman later became host of MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball and brought even more attention to the club. Faster Pussycat even wrote a song about the club that appeared on their debut self titled album.

Required Listening:

  1. Cathouse – Faster Pussycat
  2. It’s So Easy – Guns n’ Roses
  3. Sex Action – L.A. Guns
  4. Hollywood – Junkyard

 

Axl Rose frequently sported Cathouse T-shirts on stage and in videos.

Axl Rose frequently sported Cathouse T-shirts on stage and in videos.

 

Axl Rose in the It's So Easy video filmed at the Cathouse.

Axl Rose in the It’s So Easy video filmed at the Cathouse.

 

Guns n Roses in the It's So Easy video 2

 

The Cathouse location on the right, looking down the street on Highland.

The Cathouse location on the right, looking down the street on Highland.

 

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