OSKO'S nightclub located at 333 South La Cienega.
Osko's: The holy grail of the disco clubs in Los Angeles.
This futuristic 60s design looked like very reminiscent of the LAX Theme building or the Ticket office at POP looked almost like a space ship had landed at the Intersection of La Cienega and San Vicente.
This was the club used in the movie "Thank God It's Friday". That place was so much fun. The dancing, the beautiful people, the energy!!!! I remember dancing here during it's final days in the late 90s when it became a rock club. And now, like everything else, it's a discount high- end Loehman's department store. Cheap.... we need the high life again!
OSKO'S on La Cienega.The OKSO'S building was many incarnations before. First starting with The Gas Light in 1963
And then The Millionaires Club in 1965. This time they added drapes to the claw. enormous chandelier that was visible from the street, that would brightly announce the Millionaires Club.
This building also sat just south of The Captains Table - now Loehmann's department store.
What a shame they tore down that Mid Century Masterpiece and put up a god awful ugly building in it's place.
Does any one know of any other incarnations of this building or have any knowledge of what each club was like? Would love to hear your stories. I am forever fascinated with it.
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