Vintage photography excites us for two reasons: 1) It brings us back to the culture of another time, and 2) It shows us how much the medium has developed since the days of film. These photographs in particular show a variety of architectural photographs, containing the hazy, slightly over-developed and over-exposed exteriors and interiors of nightclubs on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip.

Back in the 1940s in America, nightclubs like Slapsy Maxie’s and Ciro’s ran the game. Celebrities like Ava Gardner and Marilyn Monroe were the Paris Hiltons and Lindsay Lohans, always looking glamorous at these wild establishments. In case you had any doubt that they knew how to get down back in the day, see the following photos for evidence of the opposite.

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[via Flavorwire]