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10/7/12

(not very) Sexy Auckland

She's a bit run-down and worse for wear, her nipples no longer flash and the clock above her no longer keeps 'Vegas Time'. A bit like Karangahape Road in general really, it still has it's moments (as I sketched a couple of working fa'afafine casually looked over my shoulder to check out what I was up to), and the brass lettering beside the door boldly proclaims 'Australasia's Premier Striptease Club', it's all a bit optimistic I think!

The Las Vegas Strip is one of the last remaining clubs from the streets seedy 60's and 70's heyday as Auckland's red-light strip. When I heard the place was on the market, I thought I'd try to capture that infamous sign before it disappears forever. With any luck it might go the way of a neighbour, the The Pink Pussy Cat and get redeveloped as an art gallery.


2 comments:

dinahmow said...

Another catch-net of memories!A friend danced at the Pussy Cat to augment her university allowance.
Thanks for trip.

Murray Dewhurst said...

Happy to oblige Dinah! What an experience for your friend when these places were in their heyday.