One Of Kentucky’s Greatest Tragedies: The Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire

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This episode of Scandal Water contains adult themes and descriptions of violence. It is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised.

It’s the 3rd deadliest nightclub fire in US history and the reason you see a maximum capacity sign posted in every restaurant and bar you enter.

Yet many have never heard of the horrific fire that ravaged the Beverly Hills Supper Club in May of 1977, killing 165 people and injuring 200. 

Known as the “Showplace of the Midwest,” the opulent, sprawling facility located in Southgate, Kentucky, not only offered event space, but also boasted wildly popular Vegas-style performers and acts. 

The evening of May 28, 1977, approximately 1200 people crowded into the cabaret room to see the legendary performer John Davidson, never dreaming their night would end in a nightmare of flames and toxic fumes. 

Join us as we revisit not only the circumstances behind the tragic Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire, but also the impact it had on fire safety codes and the mystery that still lingers.

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Show Notes for Episode 103!


Unsolved: Fire at Beverly Hills Supper Club in 1977 claimed 165 lives; Survivors skeptical over cause |

Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire: A look back at history

Day in Kentucky history: Remembering the tragic Beverly Hills Supper Club fire 44 years later

Sailing the high seas with John Davidson, the superstar time forgot

Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire | ExploreKYHistory

Beverly Hills Memorial dedicated on 46th anniversary of fatal fire | News |

Headline act on night of Beverly Hills Supper Club fire recounts event 40 years later

159 Bodies Recovered in Club Fire – The Washington Post

The Beverly Hills Supper Club fire: An oral history – LINK nky

Agreement reached in case against developers of Beverly Hills Supper Club site

‘It’s going to be positive’; New memorial honors victims of Beverly Hills Supper Club fire

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