PHOTOS: Vintage Ads for LA’s Gay Bars of the 1970s, Then & Now

male box - 1087 manzanita

1087 manzanita

 We’re going to go out on a limb and guess that this is the same structure, and possibly the same coat of paint, that welcomed gay patrons in the ’70s. An unseemly, barely-marked, windowless box? That certainly has all the hallmarks of a gay bar trying its best to avoid detection.