VINTAGE REALNESS

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

bunkhouse - 4519 santa monica

the virgil - 4519 santa monica blvd

“The Bunkhouse” is now a gay-ish bar called The Virgil. Coincidentally enough, it’s just a few doors down from one of the city’s greatest vintage shops, L.A. Glaneur. Of course, their style tends to focus on the 1980s, so men reading this circa-’71 ad would have found L.A.G. to be terribly fashion-forward.