Located in the heart of North Beach, the Purple Onion opened in 1952 and although it is most famously remembered as a beat music venue and comedy club used by Phyllis Diller, Barbra Streisand, and Woody Allen, it also hosted some fine flamenco artists, including Carmen Amaya.

The Purple Onion

The Purple Onion, 140 Columbus (at Pacific), San Francisco, California.

© 2010 Thérèse Wassily Saba