Partner Frede, Stella Iapalucci
Le Carroll's Night Club, 12 Rue Ste-Anne, 75001 Paris
12 S Lippincott Ave, Maple Shade, NJ 08052
Colestown Cemetery Colestown, Camden County, New Jersey, USA
Marilyn "Miki" Leff (1927 - March 10, 2006) was the retired owner of the Leff Bank Restaurant and Bar in Old City Philadelphia, Carroll's Night Club in Paris, and the Monte Carlo Room on the French Riviera. She was past president of the Phila. Chapter of Deborah and a member of the William Way House.
Early in 1930, Suzy Solidor became a popular singer and opened a chic nightclub called La Vie Parisienne at 12 Rue Ste-Anne, Paris. She was openly lesbian and in 1943 left the club to another lesbian, Colette Mars. In 1960, the owner of Carroll's, Jacques Sicre, felt that Frede already had her day. He entrusted the establishment to a former actor, François Patrice, who renamed it La Licorne. Frede and her American companion, Miki Leff, created a nightclub also called Le Carroll's, at the site of the former La Vie Parisienne. Here, the patrons included Salvador Dalí, Michèle Morgan, Pauline Carton, Darryl Zanuck, and, once again, Marlene Dietrich. Suffering from leukemia, in September 1970, Frede finally sold this second Carroll's to Fabrice Emaer.
Miki Leff died on March 10 2006.
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