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Sunset Strip Landmark Revisited in 'Dancing at Ciro's'

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Sunset Strip Landmark Revisited in 'Dancing at Ciro's'

Sunset Strip Landmark Revisited in 'Dancing at Ciro's'

Sunset Strip Landmark Revisited in 'Dancing at Ciro's'

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This is a memoir about growing up in one of the most famous, most popular nightclubs on the Sunset Strip in the 1950s. Frank Sinatra had fights there; the Shah of Iran tried to pick up cigarette girls; mobster Mickey Cohen was shot outside. Dancing at Ciro's was written by Sheila Weller, niece of the owner. The story she tells is one of glamour and sadness, as the decline of the strip parallels the breakup of her family. Iris Mann reports.

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