Treat your senses to the tastes, sights, and sounds, of authentic Parisian Cabaret
In the Roaring 20’s, America got its first taste of true Parisian Cabaret. Visionary entrepreneurs took a risk in pushing libertine boundaries beyond what any American theater-goers had ever experienced––importing the best stars of the European cabaret circuit for shows in New York, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles. Among these entrepreneurs was Jean Marceau, a Parisian who immigrated to California during Hollywood’s Golden Age. Marceau built his Spanish Style temple of earthly delights in 1928, near the au courant nightlife hub of Wilshire Boulevard. He named it Carondelet House, after the ship that brought him to America: the SS Carondelet. Marceau’s dreams met a mysterious fate and an untimely end––one that was never explained. Now, after 70 years, his dreams of bringing Parisian Cabaret in Los Angeles have been restored to their proper home at Carondelet House. Marceau is long gone, but his passion and memory live on every night of Nuit Blanche.