Julie London Opens

At New Nightclub

       Silky-voiced Julie London, who can also belt
an up-tempo tune when she feels the urge, officially opened Olen S. Thibedeau’s new night club, the Gold Room, Thursday night at 12400 Studebaker St. in Norwalk.

The initial audience was invitational. Public opening took place Friday evening and Miss London will wind up her weekend engagement tonight.

The songstress heads a show that also includes amusing comedian Adam Keefe and Jerry Dolin’s swinging 12-piece orchestra. She sings a typical Julie London-type program, one that is geared to persons of voting age and older.

Examples: “When I Grow Too Old To Dream”; “Daddy” (during which she moves into the audience for some side play with willing males); “Fly Me To The Moon”; “Girl Talk” and of course, her instant identification number, “Cry Me A River.”

While Miss London’s repertoire follows a familiar path, it’s easy listening for mature people who aren’t forced to nudge each other and ask, “What’s the title of that one?” Her “Hello Dolly,” done in slow, torchy fashion, proves something of a surprise.

The Gold Room seats about 400, but is carries a rather intimate atmosphere, which is all to the good for Miss London. Kirk Stuart presides at the piano and conducts for the song star.


Los Angeles Times

Saturday - September 28, 1968