T+L Reports: Upscale Strip Clubs
Published: May 2009
By Peter Jon Lindberg
Around the world, the strip club has suddenly gone tasteful and upscale. • In Paris, at Pink Paradise (49-51 Rue de Ponthieu; 33-1/58-36-19-20), a well-heeled crowd dines on foie gras and caviar while ogling the sultry show, performed nightly from midnight to 6 a.m. • L.A. club guru Ivan Kane has opened Forty Deuce (5574 Melrose Ave.; 323/465-4242), where erotic dancers sashay down a runway to a jazz trio. The twenties-style speakeasy is drawing Hollywood's A-list. • Meanwhile, Las Vegas gets back to its sinful roots at La Femme (3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 800/929-1111), a show with a troupe from Paris's legendary Crazy Horse, celebrating "the art of the nude."