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The Intersection 1967


The Intersection, founded in 1964 on Alvarado Street in Los Angeles, was the premier folk dance coffeehouse in Southern California. On August 27, 1967, The Intersection made a move to 2735 W. Temple Street at North Lafayette Park Place.

In its heyday, many celebrities came to dance there, including Marlon Brando, Bo Derek, Ginger Rogers, Telly Savalas, and Omar Sharif.

The Intersection closed twenty years later with a huge, final New Year's Eve Party on December 31, 1984.

The business spawned many other coffeehouses, such as:

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