By Jennifer Stone
Our infamous Pink Pussycat Club has been at the centre of corruption, extortion and illegal casino’s over the years. How far does criminals go to hide evidence?
The Notorious Pink Pussycat Club was infamous in Kings Cross and probably across the world. With the many times it has been brought in front of Royal Commissions. However the criminal side of our society has lurked and protected this hidden building.
From the council being told it is three storeys yet built 5 storeys. To have a hidden level was a genius idea when Police were searching premises for illegal casino’s and gambling. With the bank below, at the time it was hidden and protected by the sound as not being able to have anyone hear the fun and excitement that happened within the building.
Yet, it was the perfect place to hide many people playing the gaming tables that existed hidden from the public and police eye. Access was only by the fire exit, with the magical 5th step. It was going to be hard to show people that there were two clubs in history.
Mafia in USA had taught the Australians the right way, well the right way to not get caught.
Pink Pussycat Club back in the day 1958 when it was first established was the Club where you went in Kings Cross. For many the ladies of the night were hidden in the adjoining building 36A Darlinghurst Road Kings Cross. A hidden brothel, just like in the USA a hidden brothel beside a bar just like the mafia taught us well.
Abe Saffron is the person of interest within a Club where one was disappeared from the memory by many and the other Club on the same street documented in history. Just a little Club up the road, people would say for the well to do person. Most of the clientele would probably be gone that went there or would not like to say they were there. You know the Hushhh factor, the wife didn’t know they were in the notorious infamous Pink Pussycat hidden Brothel.
The Club was pumping back in the 1960’s and in the 1970’s it was closed. During a couple of years the brothel well this hidden Club now today known as World Famous Sparkling Chandeliers with the famous cocktail glass that you may in the USA see the similarities with your famous Pink Pussycat Club.
The brothel was closed during the 1970’s and never to open, 1975 Juanita Nielsen was feared murdered. The smell in the brothel was huge however the building was closed. Then the building allegedly was reopened in 1977 for another body as they say the ghost that stands on the 5th Step. Well this ghost the working girls described as another famous unsolved murder of Donald Mackay a man in the suit with his hat. He would protect me they said when they felt him enter the room.