The Pink Pussy Cat, A High Class Strip Club, Was a West Hollywood Hang-Out for the Rat Pack

The club was also home to a famous striptease school, nicknamed “the Navel Academy”

Opened in the early 1960s by Alice and Harry Schiller, a nice couple from Beverly Hills, the Pink Pussycat at 7969 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood became a favorite watering hole of the Rat Pack.
In homage to her favorite customers, Alice gave her dancers stage names like Fran Sinatra, Samya Davis Jr., Deena Martin and Peeler Lawford, and the originals soon showed up to inspect their namesakes.

The club was also home to a famous striptease school, nicknamed “the Navel Academy.” The head instructor was Sally Marr, mother of controversial comedian, Lenny Bruce.

Top: Burlesque at the Cat; lower left: Alice Schiller and her girls; right: Lenny Bruce