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FOF #2517 – Jewel, the Grand Dame of Disco – 08.15.17

The new documentary “Jewel’s Catch One” explores the life of the club’s extraordinary owner, Jewel Thais Williams, who fought through homophobia and racism in the 70s to build her club into a legendary institution. Today Jewel Thais-Williams, the grand dame of L.A.’s gay disco scene joins us to talk about her amazing life as a disco pioneer.
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A new documentary explores the roots of Jewel's Catch One, one of L.A.'s first black gay discos

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