trocadero brawl 1934

The Strip became famous for fistic encounters between film industry professionals, Hollywood café society, and other newsworthy names. Once, such incidents might have been hushed up for fear of damaging the participants’ reputations. Now they were a publicist’s dream. Even the mainstream press reported them, tonguein-cheek, as amusing, boys-will-be-boys hijinks. If the incident involved Errol Flynn, women pulling each other’s hair out, or both- so much the better. Continue reading