The Strip Clubs of Motley Crue’s “Girls, Girls, Girls”
Seventh Veil, 7180 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
Thanks to Motley Crue’s lyric “Raising hell at the Seventh Veil” in their hit song “Girls, Girls, Girls,” this Los Angeles, California club drew international fame. The front of the Seventh Veil can also be seen in the “Girls, Girls, Girls” video. The building has been remodeled since then so it looks a little different now.
The Body Shop, 8520 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
Along with being mentioned in Motley Crue’s infamous ode to strip clubs, “Girls, Girls, Girls,” this all nude strip club on Hollywood, California‘s Sunset Strip has served as a place to celebrate record sales. The Crue received their platinum albums here for “Girls, Girls, Girls” as well as Van Halen received their first gold album here for “Van Halen.” The club nearly burned to the ground due to faulty wiring in early December of 2008 but has since reopened.
Tropicana, 1250 N. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA
This Los Angeles, California club was made famous in the Motley Crue’s song “Girls, Girls, Girls” with the line “Tropicana is where I lost my heart.” In a case of life imitating art, lead singer Vince Neil met his former wife Sharise when she worked at this club as a mud wrestler. The club is no longer open.
Thee Dollhouse, 255 Sunny Isles Blvd., Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Though the song’s lyric says “The Dollhouse in Fort Lauderdale,” the strip club was actually in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida (about half way between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale). The club later changed it’s name to the Beach House Cabaret but closed after the city decided to create a park in the area the club stood. Thee Dollhouse later reopened in North Miami.
The Marble Arch, 518 Richards St., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Another strip club made famous by the Motley Crue song “Girls, Girls, Girls,’ this Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada club was frequented by Tommy Lee and Vince Neil whenever they were town. The pair had their own VIP section. Opened in 1917, the club changed hands around 2000, and the new owners, who were Mormons, decided to put an end to the nudity.
The Tattletale Lounge, 2075 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA
Crazy Horse, 12 avenue George V – 75008, Paris, France
Immortalized in the Motley Crue song, “Girls, Girls, Girls” with the line – “Crazy Horse, Paris France, Forgot the names, remember romance,” this Parisian cabaret has been in business since 1951. The dancers are deliberately chosen to be indistinguishable on stage in regards to height, shape and breast size.