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1. Murray's Club

Murray’s was a jazz and cabaret club on Beak Street which opened in 1913, whose displays and costumes became more extravagant and risqué in later years. The venue is known for its notorious hostesses, Christine Keeler and Mandy Rice-Davies, who were both implicated in the Profumo affair in the 1960s. Murray’s Club closed in 1975.

The film above shows the Bee’s Knees dance troupe in the basement of 16-18 Beak Street, which in 2013, is a Byron restaurant. The dance chosen by the Bee’s Knees is similar to the style of cabaret that would have been performed in this very basement during the 1920s.

Links to British Pathe Archive Films

Murray's Club, 1922 (Pathe News)
Murray's Club, 1933 (Pathe News)
Murray's Club, 1963 (Pathe News)

Previous image: The Bee’s Knees performing a dance routine in Byron restaurant, the former location of Murray’s Club, as part of Carnaby Echoes. Photograph by Anna Fernandez de Paco.

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