1923 - Frank Sebastian's Cotton Club in Culver City

Cotton Club – corner National and Washington, Culver City. One of several venues run by Frank Sebastian. No relation to, but inspired by, the one in Harlem. Was previously The Green Mill build in 1923 as one of the Southland’s largest entertainment emporium then in 1926 became the Cotton Club and L.A.’s premier Prohibition nightspot. Also, it was the first to feature exclusively “colored” orchestras. And if you lasted all night, he served an eggs-and-ham breakfast. Later it became the Casa Manana (which became a major dance venue after the burning down of the Palomar in October 1938) and later Meadowbrook Gardens. Burned to the ground in 1948. (Source of this text)