The Daisy in Beverly Hills

The Daisy 

Where could you find Robert Redford,  Jack Lenmon, Natalie Wood, Fred Astaire, Katherine Hepburn  or Buddy Hackett from 9am to 6:30 pm six days a week? On the menu of the DAISY, of course. Where the chic met up to eat!

On any given day you would have your choice of the Robert Reford... avocado, mushrooms, sprouts, and melted cheese, ($5.95), a Jack Lemmon......fresh fruit, and cottage cheese, a Natalie Wood....fresh salad with chicken and cheese, a Kathrine Hepburn...meat pattie and fresh fruit, and a number of other tasty dishes named after various celebrities. 

The Stars that appeared on the menu, were also Daisy regulars who sat all afternoon in the sun-drenched patio that was so crowded with tables, you literally had to crawl over other diners to find your place in the sun. On any typical afternoon, you might find yourself munching salad and sipping wine with the likes of Suzanne Pleshette, Jack Nicholson, Barbara Streisand, Michellen Phillips, Warren Beatty, James Caan,  or O.J. Simpson (which owner, Jack Hanson claimed got more attention than any other movie star). 

        Archival Footage of the Daisy and the celebrity menu

The Allan Car Chicken Sandwich, The David Janssen Chicken with mustard sauce, the Dick Martin fresh fruit & cottage cheese, The Buddy Hackett Bagel with Pastrami, the Jack Lemmon melted port wine cheese & apple, the Jack Nicholson steak Tartare, the Katy Hepburn meat pattie & fresh fruit, the Natalie Wood fresh salad, the Ray Bradbury burger, the Robert Redford avocado, tomatoes and mushroom sandwich, and the Tommy Gallagher roast-beef special.

"The Daisy" bloomed in 1962 and was also Beverly Hills' first  members only private discotheque at night. The Hollywood elite who patronized it had to shell out an initiation fee of $250 and membership was limited to 400. It was a place were actresses in skin tight pants would dance the Watusi jerking elbows and hips with Steve McQueen or Robert Redford. 

Jack Hanson, bought the property on Rodeo Drive where the original Romanoff's had once stood. Night spots like The Mocambo, Ciro's and The Trocadero were slipping away and discotheques and Go Go clubs were moving in. The timing of the Daisy's infancy was perfect. A new culture of music was just about to arrive from London, mod fashions were featured in all the hip boutiques and a new young Hollywood crowd was taking over the scene in Los Angeles during the early '60's.

The original Romanoff's before it moved to it's second location and became the Daisy

For a better perspective of where it once thrived, you can see the  original brick structure of this stunning image of the Anderton Court Shops located at 332 N. Rodeo Drive by Architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Photo by the brilliant, Julius Shulman

On any given night you'd see Sonny and Cher on the dance floor, Warren Beatty and Julie Christie canoodling on the brick patio or the Jackson 5 performing a few of their very first sets on stage. 

Glancing around the room, one may have spotted Paul Newman,  Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Sammy, Tony Curtis, Jay Sebring, Sharon Tate, Angie Dickinson, John Derek and Linda Evans.  

The Daisy was also one of the first night spots Frank Sinatra was seen publicly with Mia Farrow. In fact Frank had one of the waiters slap Dominick Dunne over a comment Frank didn't like. 

Shooting 8-ball in another room will be a Richard Conte or an Omar Sharif, properly galleried. Scattered around the tables in the main room, will be the Zsa Zsas, the Joan Cohns, the Oleg Cassini's, the David Hemmingses, the Ryan O'Neals,  and 17 different varieties of teen-agers, each fully capable of saying, "Well, hi," and making it sound like, "Where's the acid?"

Fabian and actress Carol Conner dancing the Watusi in 1965
Menu card featuring Jack Hanson 

Compared to The Daisy, all other discotheques are slums. And, sitting there one night, a good actor named Norman Alden gazed at the dance floor, swirling with Hanson's scented, glowing human decor, and put it all in perspective with a joke. "Oh, this crazy tinsel town with its popcorn machine for a heart. It's all alabaster and sham," he said. "Think of all those young girls, going from casting office to casting office, willing to sell their souls for a part. I can't tell you how happy I am to be a part of it."

 Vintage Los Angeles member Dave Etchie recalls, " I was on the "Dating Game" and the producers and my date went to the Daisy as part of the prize. Unfortunately my winning date was only on the program for the exposure as an actress. The producers and I enjoyed the Daisy and we didn't see the date the rest of the evening".

Hordes of celebrities from the entertainment and sports fields were members. And those that weren't of course still managed to get in like Dean Martin and Wilt Chamberlin.

This rare clip shows the specials at the Daisy in 1978: 

Hanson also owned the wildly cool boutique, "Jax" with his wife Sally located on the corner of Wilshire and Bedford and made beautifully cut pants for Jackie Kennedy, Marlene Dietrich, Ann Margret, Joan Collins, and Audrey Hepburn. He socialized with showbiz players and hobnobbed with all the Hollywood swingers that frequented his club. Jack was extremely fashionable himself. His looks were flashy: tight-jeaned, quiana-shirt, gold chain wearing Playboy type was was heavily associated with the California image back then. In fact, with his shortish hair,  innocent baby blue eyes, open polo shirt, athletic build and relaxed mannor he seemed he would be more at home on a tennis court or a sailboat then cavorting with the fun seekers. 

  James Elroy described Hanson as, "Noir Personified!" Jack 'firmly' believed women should show off their best features, so sensations such as Twiggy or Diana Ross would be seen inside "Jax" trying on the latest tight slacks or thigh-high miniskirts before attending a night out.  They specialized in very tight peddle pushers that zipped up the back.


The trademark of "Jax" slacks was their extreme tightness (because the pants zippered up the back) which emphasized the female butt. You needed to be very slim to carry this off. One of his best customers in the early days was Marilyn Monroe. The shop  had a number of interesting salesgirls, namely Frank Sinatra's daughters, Nancy and Tina, and Dean Martin's three daughters, Deana, Gina,  and Claudia. 

Photo by Julius Shulman

By day their backyard is headquarters for a Hollywood sport-in. By night his own discotheque became a Beverly Hills drop-in for the likes of Dickie Smothers greeting Jack with Peter Sellers. Nancy Sinatra Jr. once said, "The most important men in America are my father, Hugh Hefner and Jack Hanson."

Above photo taken by DJ Lord Run

A rare store bag from JAX featuring Jack Hanson on one side

Natalie Wood leaving The Daisy in Beverly Hills and getting into a Mercedes-Benz 220SE Coupe 1964

The Chic destination was also where Aaron Spelling met 18 year old, Carole Gene,  also known as, Candy. Their first dance together was to "My Funny Valentine" and that song had been their "song" ever since.

Lovely Jill St. John and the talented Jack Jones were also  seen frequently together at the Daisy Club in Beverly Hills around 1967.

James Garner's character in the Rockford Files referenced the Daisy in an episode I recently watched. " I went to the Daisy and then cruised Rodeo Drive for a half hour”. 

Jack Hanson also put together a celebrity softball team that included, Anthony Franciosa, Peter Falk, Bobby Darin, Mark Goddard, Michael Callan, Ryan O'Neal, Peter Stone, Aaron Spelling, and Danny Thomas.  The team's cheering section consisted of Anne Francis, Suzanne Pleshette and Nancy Sinatra.

Jack Hanson at his Beverly Hills club, THE DAISY. Jill Hayworth dancing behind him. 

Nancy Sinatra with Sharon Alpert at The Daisy

If there is anything that delighted Jack Hanson as much as being in his New World rumble at The Daisy it was the weekly Softball games he had arranged between a couple of power-loaded outfits called Raskin's Raiders and, big surprise, The Daisy. When someone once suggested that Raskin's Raiders perhaps seek a different opponent for a change after they had just won a series, Producer Jimmy Harris (Paths of Glory, Lolita, The Bedford Incident), a Raider mainstay in center field, said, "What? And not get to see Tony Curtis try to pitch?"

A rare documentary of Beverly Hills in 1965 featuring rare film footage of Jax starting at 2:51 (but the entire 8 and 1/2 minutes is worth a watch!)  

 My folks used to frequent The Daisy with Joey Bishop, Gene Barry and Buddy Hackett. This photo was taken at one of Buddy's parties. He had requested on the invitation that everyone show up dressed like construction workers. (which explains my parents overalls). 

Joey Bishop's wife Silvia, my parents Al and Judi Martino and actor Gene Barry in 1969
 Mel Brooks also held a cast party for "Young Frankenstein" at the Daisy in 1974 and director,  Paul Schrader" captured a scene on celluloid for "American Gigolo" staring Richard Gere in 1980

   Scene from "American Gigolo" filmed on location at The Daisy

Selling sportswear on the Daisy patio in 1984

Jack Hanson in 1977. Hanson told the press that year, “Seven nights a week for nearly 10 years, this place was filled with the biggest celebrities in the world.  I was king of the town.”

Jack held court daily at his special corner table with a non stop ringing telephone by his side and he watched the strollers on one of the world's most expensive sidewalks. 

In the 1970s the Daisy reverberated with disco music until the wee hours of the morning with some of the same stars that drop in for lunch. 

The Daisy - Beverly Hills, 1984

And on August 11, 1969 Diana Ross invited Hollywood’s media to come and meet Motown’s newest act,  The Jackson 5  between 6.30p.m. and 9.30p.m. at The Daisy, 326 Rodeo Drive, in Beverly Hills! Berry Gordy boldly predicted that The Jackson 5′s first three singles would be number one hits (they were) and that they become one of the biggest-selling acts of the decade at the club.

Diana Ross introduced the Jackson5 at their debut at the Daisy 

It was at this party that ten-year-old Michael, just over two weeks away from his 11th birthday, was instructed to tell interviewers that he was only eight years old. Ever the professional, young Michael understood the importance of publicity in show business, and eager to please, he gladly did as he was told. 

Steve McQueen and Sammy Davis Jr. at the Daisy in 1971

Vintage Los Angeles member, Jeff Jansen recalls this awesome memory. "I remember seeing the amazing stage show of The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo at the Daisy. That band eventually morphed into Oingo Boingo and launched the career of the now famous Danny Elfman."

In 1977, Nicole Brown, then 18 and fresh out of high school, landed a job as a waitress at The Daisy. 
During her very first shift, she caught the eye of O.J., then 30, married, and one of the club’s regulars.  (He, too, had a dish named after him: The “O.J. Simpson” consisted of scrambled eggs and a 'sliced' orange. How Eerie is THAT?

Eddie Bales, another member of Vintage Los Angeles also shared his recollections: "I was one of the Daisy's valet parking attendants.  I was old enough to drive but not enough to go in (though I did on NYE 1983).  I was ALWAYS tipped extremely well. Edy Williams was a regular with her friend, a character named Skip E Lowe. Edy was in "Beyond The Valley of The Dolls", "Batman", and tons of classic TV series of the '60's and '70's. She became known for crashing the Oscars with those scandalous outfits in the late 80s and ALWAYS wore revealing outfits and would flirt with me.  I was barely 18 and beyond nervous and had absolutely no idea what to do". 

As far as MY own personal memories of The Daisy,  growing up in Beverley Hills during the 70’s still had little fragments of elegance and fortunately I took afternoon cotillion classes on Saturdays at 10 years old. But let's face it - our parents enjoyed it way more on those late night evenings dancing the night away, while us kids were stuck home with the babysitter watching "The Love Boat" or "Fantasy Island". But one thing I do remember clearly besides that dance floor was the the food.  This was the first place I ever tried a club Sandwich and The Menu was always naming dishes after dedicated customers and and powerful heavy hitters. 

 I can't help but notice how eerie O.J.Simpson's dish is 

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, musician Bryan McLean ran the club. Here's a rare flyer given to me by his sister, singer Maria Mckee, who's mother dated Jack around that time. 

Alison Martino (me) and my pal Nicole Behar on our way to cotillion classes at the Daisy in 1983

Sadly, the Daisy has since been banished from Beverly Hills and felt it needed a worthy tribute. Who knows, maybe one day the Daisy will bloom again one day. 

Now if we could only get the Daisy to bloom again....

Your personal DeLorean of the Internet, 
Alison Martino

Sections of this blog came from an 1977 article in Beverly Hills Premiere written by Mark Silvertsein and a Sports Illustrated article. Click here to read the entire article on Jack Hanson and additional information from members of Vintage Los Angeles.
Photos and memorabilia: Vintage Los Angeles Collection

Alison Martino is a writer, television producer and personality, and L.A. pop culture historian. She founded the Facebook page Vintage Los Angeles in 2010. Alison is currently a columnist for "Los Angeles Magazine" and muses on L.A’s. past and present on Twitter and Instagram.


  1. Back around 1979-80 I heard about an amazing "members only" nightclub in Beverly Hills called the Daisy, as a young man just barely old enough to legally drink I knew their would be no way in hell that I would be able to afford a membership, however I figured that was no reason to keep me from getting in! So after thinking for awhile, I came up with a plan.. I called the Daisy early one afternoon and told the person that picked up the phone that I was thinking of becoming a member and I wanted the opportunity to check the place out before buying my membership, who ever I was talking to said no problem, just give me your name and I will have the maitre d' at the door let you in! I hung up and said to myself Yahoo I'm in!!! So later that night I put on my best disco clothes and drove to BH. The first thing that became clear to me was that they had valet parking, one Ferrari, Bentley and Jaguar after another were being parked, I of course had a old beat up orange colored Dodge Colt with a giant dent in the front fender, I did not want anyone to see me pulling up in front so I parked way down the street. I walked to the Daisy and the door man had my name on his list and let me in! Once inside I quickly learned I was not in Kansas anymore! I was freaking out a bit and decided I would hang out at the bar and try to look cool and get a drink, then I notice a few feet to my right is Sonny Bono, I was thinking wow it's Sonny Bono!!! I had never even seen a celebrity in person before, I was freaking out, (but trying my best to look cool), as I was looking at Sonny he noticed me, I looked away however every time I would look back at Sonny he would notice me staring at him, I tried to act like no big deal but I'm sure he thought I was stalking him, it seemed like ever time I looked at him he would notice my crazy eyes staring at him, Lol, this scenario repeated the entire night right up until closing. When it was time to leave I walked down the street and got in my junker of a car and as I was driving by the Daisy I notice a Rolls Royce convertible pulling away and at the next stop light the Rolls was next to me, I looked over and sure enough it was Sonny Bono!!! Sonny looked over at my piece of crap car and then noticed me behind the wheel and I'm sure he thought there is that crazy ass stalker again!!! When the light turn green Sonny gassed his Rolls and left me in the dust like a bat out of hell... This was the first and last time at the Daisy and that's my story.

  2. I met Jack in 1982. He saw me riding my bike from Beverly Hills High School to home in a dress. I was 16. He pulled me over and asked me if I wanted a job. I said yes then ended up working at Jax on Rodeo Drive selling t-shirts and torn dresses ala "Flashdance." The tourists buses would stop there because it was the only shop on Rodeo they could afford to buy anything. I got minimum wage plus commission if I could sell over $800 in a week. Every time any of us got close Jack would hire another teenage sales girl which pissed us off. Jack was pretty cheap. By then Jack was also getting a little senile and would accidentally leave his car double parked on Rodeo.

    OJ Simpson and Al Jareau came into the shop one day shirts unbuttoned low wearing then hip gold medallions on gold chains. Ah, the '80's. OJ mistook me for another blonde sales girl, picked me up, spun me around. I only worked there for the summer then I went to college at USC.

    I ended up going to the Daisy 1982-1983. They didn't card back then, thank god as I was 16. I also used to go to Voila on the first floor of the Beverly Center. Angelyne used to hang out there. Voila also did not card. 30 years ago, hard to imagine it's been that long.

    1. I worked one summer in the kitchen as a busboy/dishwasher at The Daisy in the early 1980's. I worked with a super nice man from Mexico who spoke very little English, he would salute me every once in awhile when I'd come in with a load of dirty dishes and say "Thomas El Presidency" or something like that. The cooks at that time were from Thailand they would make up these super spicy chicken lunch bowls for us all to eat. I got along great with Nicole and the other waitresses, bar tenders etc, Both Jack Hanson and his son were super cool to me. By far working at The Daisy was one of my favorite jobs. Thomas Hierholzer

    2. Nicole as in Nicole brown Simpson? What was she like? Was that the time when she was seeing ok?

    3. Yes. That is how she met O.J. Fateful mistake.

    4. My favorite Beverly Hills cabaret haunt was "Ye Little Club" at 440 N. Canon Drive along with the Beverly Wilshire Hotel piano lounge

  3. Do not forget Sally who was just as important and maybe more.

    1. Sally was very important. She's the one who told me Jack was starting to go senile. I thought he might have just been "eccentric."

      Jack made all of us teenage sales girls wear these torn "Flashdance" dresses, skirts and shirts in the store. I actually think I was 15 when I worked there. He didn't ask my age. I was 5'8" and acted mature so I got away with it.

      I remember he had a ton of super old clothing from the 60's and 70's in the storage area beneath the store. The storage area was the same size as the showroom. It was totally packed full of old faded clothes.

  4. The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo played The Daisy?? That must have been completely awesome! Was Danny the lead, or was his brother still involved?

  5. I sat at Jack Hansen's living room table in 1962 and hand addressed the invites to join The Daisy. I was a JAX girl, but never actually worked at the store. I was a regular at his house for tennis on Sundays. I was there as Jack's guest from 1962 to 1964, and then multiple times every year thereafter. Last time I saw Jack, was in 1986 or 1987 - I stayed at his Santa Monica beach house next to Shutters. I then lost touch with him..........and his girlfriend at the time. They had adopted a child. Does anyone know what happened to Jack? And, did Sally go on to become SallyHanson Cosmetics?

    1. My daughter justed showed we this sight. She was researching her grandfather. I marred Terry Hanson ( Jack's son) in 1989. The stories he told about the Daisy and the experiences he had.... .

      No, Sally was not associated with Sally Hanson Cosmetics. She was a wonderful talented lady.

      Jack passed away in 1990 or 91 ... another story..

    2. You married Terry and you can't even spell his name right?. That's Hansen with an e whoever you might be.

    3. Check your facts it is Hanson with an O. Jack's real name was John Martin Hanson. His Girlfriend was Joan. Son was Terence Martin Hanson . Who ever I might be? Is Michele
      Hanson Terry's widow.

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    5. what happened to terry we were good friends and played baseball together in high school and hung out for a few years after that i liked jack and sally terry and i use to go to the daisy alot lost touch in the 70's i moved up north

    6. I was member #81... those were some epic nights!

    7. Jack & Joanie adopted a deaf Filipino girl (no-one knew at the time), who grew up to be a fine human being, must be 30 years old now & her name is Jackie. Jack suffered from the effects of a stroke for 5 years before finally passing, a Raconteur indeed.

  6. Thank you so much for publishing this story about The Daisy. It was a pivotal place in time in the sixties, hugely impacted the scene and careers. Oh, the stories I could tell...................I was a Daisy insider.

  7. I was too young to go to the Daisy but I remember walking by it on Rodeo as a kid. What's got me going is the youtube clip you posted from American Gigolo noticing Jerry Magnin's across the street. Now there is a fond memory!

  8. You mention Romanoff's briefly. Going to do a spiel on them any time soon? I have some artwork from there that you might want to see...

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  10. I visited ACE night club last weekend and we spent great time with lots of fun. We danced almost whole night and drinks, Just loved it and this is the best nightclub nyc for enjoyment.

  11. My dad was Jimmy Raskin of Raskin's Raiders fame. They played The Daisy every Sunday and always had a big crowd of fans (including my sister and I). Those were fun times. So 60's...

    1. I was a good friend of your father's. And Jimmy Harris who I'm sure you remember. I also played baseball every Sunday - on the Daisy team. And yes, those were definitely good times. I remember you and your sister.

  12. Thanks for the article. I remember going to the Daisy for catillion and having to wear white gloves... I had no idea it was a disco! This was probably in 1973 or so..
    I grew up above Sunset Strip in the "bird streets", back then it was not a status area like it is now, but many celebrities lived near us - Bruce Lee, Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks and Bernie Taupin are the ones I remember.

  13. Does anyone remember. He wasn't a celebrity but he was a character. Walter "Snuffy " Smith from Dallas. But he was living in Malibu at the time. Sometimes came with Racine Pekar. He was a member of "Pips".

  14. My Uncle Kurt Grayson was an actor and home flipper in the Beverly Hills post office area off Coldwater cyn , I lived with him from 1975 to 1977, he took me to Pips many times, I recalled seeing Lucy playing backgammon often, Kurt knew many people in the business, his best friend and actor home flipper Reid Smith went out with Jackie Smith,(I beat Reid arm wrestling at Jackies home off Lindacrest,I was 14) Maude Adams, I met Jackie Bisset, Valerie Perrine, Melanie Wilson daughter of Dick Wilson, I was very fortunate to have been able to be there at that age.

  15. Speaking of Jax, I worked there in 1969. I was 19, and having left the shop with a job application form, was surprised to find myself pursued down Wilshire by Jack Hanson himself, who finally caught up with me and asked if I could start tomorrow. Reading your blog here I see that was apparently not an unusual way to get hired at Jax! I was thrilled to serve some of my favorites, like Joanne Woodward and Julie Andrews, and a new kid on the block named Raquel Welsh. I'd love to know whatever became of some of my co-workers there, like lovely feisty Tanya (daughter of French actor Eddie Constantine) and beautiful Sherry. Hmm, there oughta be a Jax Reunion blog somewhere. I remember when Jack and Frank S. both underwent their hair transplants at the same time....buddies in torture. And I too would like to know if Sally Hanson is the same as she whose name is on the cosmetics line. I know that Jack is now deceased.-- And while I never attended the Daisy Club, or even broke in, I did used to break into another membership-only club, The Factory, tucked away on Curson Pl off of W. Santa Monica Blvd., and co-owned by Paul Newman, Sammy Davis, Jr.,and others. Have anything on this? Or on the Cinerama Dome (where I also worked that same year)? Finally, I must thank you Alison for this blog which I have just discovered while sitting here reminiscing. Would love to read more stories about Jax, et al !

  16. Reading the book by Eddie Fisher, "Been There Done That" which is just fascinating and he mentions that he met the then young actress Stefanie Powers at the Daisy that started a love affair that lasted for several months. I just had to look this place up. Thanks for all the good info about the Daisy.

  17. I was dating this agent, Sandy Smith (who called himself the Tennessee Stud, lol), who played tennis with Jack Hanson and was a member I also went to school with Jack's son Terry and was friends with Gene's son, Mike Barry. Lots of great memories. There will never be another amazing era like the 60s.

  18. I met Terry when he was teaching tennis in Fort Lauderdale and spent almost a year with him both in FtL and BH. Does anyone know what happened to him? Handsome, sweet and sad person....

  19. I met Terry when he was teaching tennis in Fort Lauderdale and spent almost a year with him both in FtL and BH. Does anyone know what happened to him? Handsome, sweet and sad person....

    1. We spent a lot of time in Fort Lauderdale together too and in Beverly Hills and I played a lot of tennis with Terry I went to visit him in Hawaii in Kauai when he moved there and that was the last I saw him, I would love to get in contact with him

  20. Chez Moi on Charlville ,Nippers on Rodeo. I DJ'd at the Daisy from 84-86 and had my reception there. Peter was the maitre d. I also worked at the old Bistro on Canon Drive from 79-86. Good Times! Kurt Casper Juanillo. Good Times!

  21. the Daisy was Sacred Ground to us LA Natives..miss watching my Parents Pow-wows there..Marc Norman

  22. the Daisy was Sacred Ground to us LA Natives..miss watching my Parents Pow-wows there..Marc Norman

  23. the Daisy was Sacred Ground to us LA Natives..miss watching my Parents Pow-wows there..Marc Norman

  24. I loved the Daisy! as well as Volia, "water shue," RIP! I forgot the club next to Volia, that one too. Carlos and charlies,
    El -bravado upstairs, then to Helena's, odyssey, chameau, Dan Tannas, Rainbow just to change it up a little. when i was really young FLIPPERS, Playboy mansion when it was quaint with just about 200 hundred people at hefner's home. I love that time in my LIFE! I MISS IT! Now its not sexy, not stately, Glamours or Elegant. Its messy! How sad!

  25. My father was the Bill Zupner on the menu, which I still have. He was good friends with Jack and Joan

  26. George Vreeland HillNovember 2, 2019 at 10:38 AM

    The Daisy was a very trendy place to see and be seen.
    While we give credit to people like Fred Hayman for turning Rodeo Drive into the fashion mecca that it is today, The Daisy drew perhaps, more celebrities to the street at the time, thus also helping retail.
    Rodeo Drive went through a stunning transformation in the 1960s, and The Daisy was a part of that.
    Excellent article.

  27. Love the Daisy Club. I've been to Daisy in the late 70's and early 80's. Those were the days of fun, dancing, meeting people. I always see Dennis Cole - actor everytime I go to Daisy with friends and he'll talk to us. He was a nice guy. I checked his biography on google and just found out that he passed away in 2009. So sad. I've been to Chez Moi on Rodeo Drive, Max 151 on Beverly Drive, Voila on Beverly Blvd and La Cienega. I was one of the model in the fashion show on Thursday night. at Chez Moi. Nothing like the disco, music that time compared now. I miss those days 😍

  28. I worked at Jax and the Daisy in summer of 1987. Jack hired me on the spot. I bussed dishes. I was very shy at the time and Jack used to think it was fun to tease me. A bunch of us were allowed to live in his old mansion ( now gone) North Beverly Dr. Zsa zsa or Eva Gabor came into Jax once to ask the price of a black sweatshirt with rhinestones on it. All receipts were hand written! Credit card companies had to be called on the phone! It took forever. I wonder what happened to my coworkers: Julie; Kathleen Turner look alike, waitress...Rebecca; store Manager: Marylin Monroe meets Grace Kelly...Rachel and Rowena; fellow shop girls...Eliseo the dishwasher, Thomas? Waiter....Sylvester Stallone walked by once and the whole street stopped work to peak at him...Ray Bradbury used to come in and always ordered steak tartare...Thanks for this blog!

  29. Thank you so much for this post. It brought me back to my teenage years. Jack Hanson picked me up hitchhiking in Beverly Hills. He gave me his card and said "Call me when you need anything." I did and he gave me my first job as a waitress at The Daisy. Unfortunately, it was a short-lived job because I was underage.

  30. Thanks for this article which I only doicovered now! Sweet memories! I spent many nights at the Daisy after I came "fresh to L.A." from Germany in the 80s. I became a personal friend of Jack Hanson and Joan, his much younger girlfriend at the time and played tennis with them often at his N.Beverly Drive home. We met initially via my then German blonde girlfriend who came to visit me and caught his eye. I specifically remember, when he introduced me to O.J. Simpson and Jack Lemmon at the Daisy Terrace as his "Nazi friend Clemens" which was typical for his rather "unusual" humor. At one night he invited me to a "Martin Party" at the small stage of the Daisy, where the VIP tables were located. He promised me a "secret surpise". Sure enough, I was surprised to join Jeanne Martin, the wife of late Dean Martin and his son Dino at the Daisy stage.

  31. Was terry Hansons friend and tennis training partner 1976 through 1980, also lived at the house at 610 N. Beverly Dr. Oh, the stories I could tell...What a strange interesting and wonderful time to be alive in LA...Was easy to see that Terry, who was a talented athlete, and had a gentle spirit, would be consumed by drugs and hedonistic lifestyle.

  32. Too many stories one is Victoria principal before Dallas with bernie kornfeld me dancing with Lola falana and sammy playing pool with Newman circa 1966. Then by 67 over to Factory Bumbles and Candy store as I was younger then the Daisy crowd.

  33. Interesting that no one mentions director Curtis Hanson, Jack's nephew, who frequented the club 60s and went on to direct "L.A. Confidential," among other pictures. His other achievements include getting me the job as "the record guy" from '65-'66. Anchored in that dark backroom with two turntables, I managed to interact with a few of the personalities: Lili Gentle (nee Zanuck), Hayley Mills, Natalie Wood's assistant Mart Crowley (went on to write "The Boys In The Band"), and others. My job was to update/upgrade the music and keep everyone dancing, which I did until I was drafted, in '66. ...I'm completing a novel about my experiences, and though I've thinly disguised The Daisy and had to rely on my erratic memory to describe it, I find it encouraging that so many people fondly remember the club. It seems I may have a built-in readership!

  34. Met my Dad for lunch with Jack and David Janssen just starting Beverly Hills High as a junior. Dad was the corn beef on rye second down on the blackboard menu in the video.

  35. my parents (frequented The Daisy and) were close with Jack and Sally in the late 60's.
    - after my parents adopted me in 1970, and then divorced in 1971, my mother and I lived at Sally Hanson's house for awhile - have many pics of myself as a toddler in Sally's yard/house - and my dad continued to play tennis there regularly throughout the 80s (while I swam in the pool as a teenager haha).

  36. I grew up in BH. My family was not part of the elite society in the '60s and '70s. I had friends at BHHS who had famous parents, though. I came across your blog because of a photo of the cast of Young Frankenstein sitting at one of the patio tables. The only time I ever went to The Daisy was when it was used as a venue for Christian music. The flyer you posted was done in the same style as the Vineyard Christian Fellowship. I was a bartender at The Daisy for this Christian group and, of course, we served non-alcoholic drinks. I left that church and its beliefs about 40 years ago. Seeing your photos brought back a few memories.

  37. Confession time; at first glance of the DJ Lord Run photo I mistook the Rolls Silver Shadow for a Plymouth Valiant.

  38. I worked at Jax ! I’m Natalie Woods sister Lana. I got my first acting job after high school, by having Niele McQueen call Leo Penn and make an appointment for an interview for Dr Kildare show! I worked for Jack almost a year and that brings back many stories!
    I was constantly at The Daisy, and on Tuesday night, inserted myself into a band that played there. West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band! On stage! It was awesome. Natalie and I were constantly there for drinks and seeing friends..awesome time!

  39. I’d like to add a photo from The Daisy of me (Lana Wood) on tambourine with the band that used to play there.


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