THIS SITE HAS AN
EXTENSIVE COLLECTION
 
 
OF EARL CARROLL REMEMBRANCES
AND
GLAMOUR PHOTOS FROM
JOHN E. REED OF HOLLWOOD;
Carroll's Official Photographer
 
 

 

EarlCarrollGIRLS.com

A VERY EXCLUSUVE CLUB
 

by SHIRLEY CLAIRE

 
 
ON TV IN 2015 AND STILL GOING
 
 
On national TV in 2015
and
 
INTERVIEWS
In Palm Springs on Radio
and
LOCAL TV
 
SHIRLEY CLAIRE SYNOPIS
ON RADIO AT AGE 10 - CLICK RADIO
TO MGM -
TO EARL CARROLL'S -
TO NATIONAL TV - DURANTE SHOW
TO A BIG BAND -
TO CURSE SHIPS -
TO THE P S FOLLIES -
TO AMEAICA'S GOT TALENTE
TO A G T SPECIAL W/ JERRY SPRINGER
TO RADIO & TV -
 
AT AGE 87
60 + YEARS AFTER EARL CARROLL
 

 

YESTERYEAR
The Year Was 1947
 
A PICTURE IS WORTH
A THOUSAND WORDS
quote by Arthur Brisbane in 1911
 
 
 
A PICTORAL REVIEW
AT A PLACE IN TIME
GENERATIONS AGO
 
 
NEW PHOTOS ARE CONTINUALLY BEING ADDED
 
 
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
 

AGAIN: 65 YEARS AFTER EARL CARROLL'S -

SHIRLEY CLAIRE WAS ON TV Land.

 
SEE PAGE THREE
 
 
 
 
SHIRLEY CLAIRE
NOW
 
 
 
 
PLEASE ALLOW TIME FOR THE PHOTOS TO LOAD
AND CLICK THE UNDERLINED LINKS
 
   
   
 
 
  LOOKING
I am seeking former Earl Carroll
Girls to complement this website.
 
If you know any EC girls, please let me know.
Thanks,
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
THIS SITE IS DEDICATED TO THE GALS WHO WORKED THEIR 'ASSES OFF' FOR MR. CARROLL AT THE EARL CARROLL THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD.
 
 
 
EARL CARROLL PLAYING THE HARP 1917
 
 
 
THIS SITE IS
A LAUDATION TO
EARL CARROLL

 

 

 
 
ALL EARL CARROLL GIRLS
WERE NATURAL BEAUTIES
 
 
THERE ARE PHOTOS OF
FORMER EARL CARROLL GIRLS
 
 
Many Are From Private Collections
 
 
All photos are from the 1940's or earlier
 
 
SOME OF THE PHOTOS ON THIS SITE
HAVE NEVER BEEN SEEN PUBLICALY
 
 
THANK YOU
 
REPLIES & PHOTOS ARE FROM FORMER EARL CARROLL GIRLS AND FAMILIES OF FORMER EARL CARROLL GIRLS WHO HELPED THIS SITE EXPAND INTO WHAT IT IS.
 
1947 EARL CARROLL GIRL
 
 
 
WITH A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO
CONNIE PEAL
WHO WORKED AT THE THEATRE from 1945 'til it closed and who helped identify some of the lovely girls pictured on this site.
 
 
THIS SITE IS ALSO AN ENCOMIUM
TO JOHN E. REED OF HOLLYWOOD
 
John E. Reed was a Glamour Photographer
as well as Earl Carroll's Official Photographer
 
Most of the photographs on this site were taken by Reed when he worked 'IN HOUSE' for Earl Carroll.
 
The 'IN HOUSE' photos did not contain the John E. Reed logo. Only the photos taken in his studio had his logo.
 
A lot of the photos on this site are studio photos.
 
All of the girls at the theatre had photographs
taken by John E. Reed.
 
SEE THE JOHN E. REED PHOTO
COLLECTION ON PAGE TWO
 
 
 
 
THIS WAS A TYPICAL EARL CARROLL POSTER. THESE POSTERS WERE SCATTERED AROUND THE LOS ANGELES AREA.
 
 

JULY 30, 2009 | LA TIMES

Hollywood gets its groove on as the Egyptian Theatre travels back several decades in the history of Los Angeles with its "RIOT ON THE SUNSET STRIP".

The festivities are kicking off Friday with the 1940's "A NIGHT AT EARL CARROLL'S," featuring the most beautiful girls in the world.

The show is a musical starring KEN MURRAY and ROSE HOBART that was set at the glamorous Hollywood nightspot - THE EARL CARROLL THEATRE

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OPENED MONDAY:
DECEMBER 26, 1938
(75+ years ago)
  COST OF THE BUILDING:
  In 1938: $500,000.
  In 2013: $8,250,000.
 
Cumulative rate of inflation from 1938 to 2013 is 1558.7% = 21% per year.
 
As per US Inflation Calculator.
 
 
 
THE THEATRE
 

In 1938 Earl Carroll decided to open a theater and supper club at 6230 Sunset Boulevard.

He purchested an empty acre of ground.

In just 75 days he started and completed the construction of a building and opened a dazzling night club and theatre.

In those short weeks he created a building so advanced that no one has yet matched its glory or technical virtuosity.

A massive 80 foot wide stage was designed with a 60 foot double revolving turntable, an elevator under the stage and a revolving staircase.

The stage was also rigged with swings that could be lowered from the ceiling. The stage also had a rain making machine.

The stage machinery so complex it was not (or ever) duplicated in any other theater in America.

The club had six tiers and would accommodate 1,000 people.

P S

Today, the building is the home of TVLand.

 
 
 
 
 
DINNING ROOM
Dinner and a show
Two shows nightly
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A VIEW FROM THE TOP TIER
 
GIRLES AT TABLES WITH GUESTS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ELEVATOR TO THE STAGE
ELEVATOR
From Under the Stage
 
 
 
REVOLVING STAGE
Girls working during construction.
 
 
UNDER THE STAGE
Revolving - How It Works
 
 
MOTOR AND ROLLERS
 
Remember - This was 1938
 
 
 
LOBBY
LOOKING DOWN TOWARD THE EXIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

THE INSIDE ENTERANCE TO THE THEATER.

 
 
 
 
LADYS ROOM

 

 
 
 
BAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
FIND THE PHOTO OF SHIRLEY CLAIRE ON THE WALL
 
 
 
YOU WERE NOT FORCED TO DRINK AT EARL CARROLL'S
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BERYL MODELING BRAS
 
 
 
KAREN JENSEN - VANITES
 
Don't forget, I am looking
for former Earl Carroll
Girls to complement this website.
 
If you know any EC girls, please let me know.
Thanks,
 
 
TO CONTACT THE AUTHOR
 
 
 
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