2407 S. Central Avenue,
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The Gayety Theater was advertised in the 1925 Los Angeles city directory. Sometimes advertised as the Gaiety Theater, it was listed in editions of Film Daily yearbook 1930 thru to 1933 as a Negro theatre. According to the memoirs of Verna Williams (born in 1906), held by the Los Angeles Public Library: “The Gayety Theater was owned by a Japanese man in the 1920’s, he fired the white ticket seller and hired a light skinned black (who could be mistaken for white) though the interview states he was looking for a colored ticket seller”. Verna Williams worked at the Gayety Theater, and also at the nearby Lincoln Theater and the Tivoli Theater.
The 1941 edition of F.D.Y. lists it as (Closed).
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