The Masque, Old Punk Club in Hollywood;

I've been shooting a ton lately, but I'm just now getting around to posting some of the goods up! One of latest shoots I did was over at the dying remains of a famous Hollywood punk club called The Masque. It wasn't active for long, but all the graffiti on the walls still remain and is mostly used as storage now. Wikipedia has some more info on it:

The Masque was a small punk rock club in central Hollywood which existed off and on from 1977 to 1979. The Masque, operated by a Scot named Brendan Mullen, was the nexus of the Los Angeles punk scene and frequently featured bands such as X, The Germs, The Mau-Mau's, The Weirdos, The Avengers, The Dils, The Skulls and others. The Go-Gos rented practice space there.

It was closed by the Los Angeles Police Department in 1978, and reopened for a short time later before closing its doors permanently in 1979. Mullen went on to do shows at the Other Masque and later Club Lingerie, both also located in Hollywood. The building was recently renovated (2006). Although the basement where The Masque once was is currently used as storage and most of the walls have been removed, much of the original graffiti still exists along the remaining walls.

The Masque Photos, Hollywood Punk Club
The Masque Photos, Hollywood Punk Club
The Masque Photos, Hollywood Punk Club
The Masque Photos, Hollywood Punk Club
The Masque Photos, Hollywood Punk Club
The Masque Photos, Hollywood Punk Club
The Masque Photos, Hollywood Punk Club
The Masque Photos, Hollywood Punk Club
The Masque Photos, Hollywood Punk Club

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  • laura - pretty sweet ... i love the ones from the 2nd floor. it's really my favorite floor, i think-

  • Doa Dan - The first graffiti was from the Bags and the Skulls. They left very little room for our"Controllers" . Spazz Attack was in charge of the next graffiti that you see from early 1978.

  • bonnie - the punk scene was a unforgettable time period hopefully they dont ever paint over it!!!!

  • George Vreeland Hill - I was at the Masque building this morning.
    Where the club was is pretty much the same.
    Great to see original graffiti on the walls.
    The old rear doors that went downstairs to the Masque are sealed shut now.
    You need to have someone from inside the building take you down.
    Anyway, great photos.

    George Vreeland Hill

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