Tendril Towers

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Tendril Towers was a slan shack at 628 South Bixel in Los Angeles, CA, nearly across the street from a former location of LASFS and just down the street from the California incarnation of a more famous Slan Shack. It closed April 6, 1956 -- an event important enough to rate an article in Fantasy Times 249, p. 7.

Fans who lived there at one point or another included Arthur Jean Cox, Bill Cox, E. Everett Evans, Mike Fern, Elmer Perdue, Betty Perdue, Jimmy Kepner, Dave Lesperance, Kenny Bonnell, Nelson Himmell, Dick Timmer, Roy Hackworth, Charles Bogel, and Bill Blackbeard.

Fran Laney and Charles Burbee were rude about it in their characteristically anti-gay manner:

From Fancyclopedia 2, ca. 1959
As Goosey-Butt Grotto (Laney-Burbee) The rooming house at 628 S Bixel, from Insurgent descriptions of activities there. Aka Tendril Towers and the Bixel Fairy Palace.

The ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries describe it in an article titled "Bixel Fairy Palace", saying that Laney and Yerke "gave information and criticism about the society itself despite never reaching the same posterity as" Forrest J Ackerman, Morojo, James Kepner, or Edythe Eyde.

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