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1967 May

Scherman, Rowland

Michael O'Harro stamping the hand of a young woman admitted to the JOPA club

Arlington (Va.) - From a series of images labeled "Singles scene in Washington," centered on Michael O'Harro. O'Harro began in the Arlington Knights of Columbus Hall in 1964 by creating a private club, the Junior Officers and Professional Association (JOPA) -- private to get around Virginia's blue laws -- which led to the Gentlemen II nightclub in D.C. in Sept. 1967, which is sometimes c... more

Rowland Scherman Collection

1967 May

Scherman, Rowland

Men and women mingling at the JOPA Club

Arlington (Va.) - From a series of images labeled "Singles scene in Washington," centered on Michael O'Harro. O'Harro began in the Arlington Knights of Columbus Hall in 1964 by creating a private club, the Junior Officers and Professional Association (JOPA) -- private to get around Virginia's blue laws -- which led to the Gentlemen II nightclub in D.C. in Sept. 1967, which is sometimes c... more

Rowland Scherman Collection

1967 May

Scherman, Rowland

Michael O'Harro (at wheel) with five women packed into his convertible Corvette Stingray sports car, stopped in front of the JOPA headquarters on M Street NW One woman holds up a sign reading 'Don't be a square / join the right circle / JOPA'

Arlington (Va.) - From a series of images labeled "Singles scene in Washington," centered on Michael O'Harro. O'Harro began in the Arlington Knights of Columbus Hall in 1964 by creating a private club, the Junior Officers and Professional Association (JOPA) -- private to get around Virginia's blue laws -- which led to the Gentlemen II nightclub in D.C. in Sept. 1967, which is sometimes c... more

Rowland Scherman Collection

1967 May

Scherman, Rowland

Crowded dance floor at the JOPA Club

Arlington (Va.) - From a series of images labeled "Singles scene in Washington," centered on Michael O'Harro. O'Harro began in the Arlington Knights of Columbus Hall in 1964 by creating a private club, the Junior Officers and Professional Association (JOPA) -- private to get around Virginia's blue laws -- which led to the Gentlemen II nightclub in D.C. in Sept. 1967, which is sometimes c... more

Rowland Scherman Collection

1967 May

Scherman, Rowland

Michael O'Harro stamping the hand of a young woman admitted to the JOPA club

Arlington (Va.) - From a series of images labeled "Singles scene in Washington," centered on Michael O'Harro. O'Harro began in the Arlington Knights of Columbus Hall in 1964 by creating a private club, the Junior Officers and Professional Association (JOPA) -- private to get around Virginia's blue laws -- which led to the Gentlemen II nightclub in D.C. in Sept. 1967, which is sometimes c... more

Rowland Scherman Collection

1967 May

Scherman, Rowland

JOPA staff member with five women packed into a convertible Corvette Stingray sports car, stopped in front of the JOPA headquarters on M Street NW

Arlington (Va.) - From a series of images labeled "Singles scene in Washington," centered on Michael O'Harro. O'Harro began in the Arlington Knights of Columbus Hall in 1964 by creating a private club, the Junior Officers and Professional Association (JOPA) -- private to get around Virginia's blue laws -- which led to the Gentlemen II nightclub in D.C. in Sept. 1967, which is sometimes c... more

Rowland Scherman Collection

1967 May

Scherman, Rowland

Michael O'Harro (left center) and staff looking over architectural plans in the JOPA club office

Arlington (Va.) - From a series of images labeled "Singles scene in Washington," centered on Michael O'Harro. O'Harro began in the Arlington Knights of Columbus Hall in 1964 by creating a private club, the Junior Officers and Professional Association (JOPA) -- private to get around Virginia's blue laws -- which led to the Gentlemen II nightclub in D.C. in Sept. 1967, which is sometimes c... more

Rowland Scherman Collection

1967 May

Scherman, Rowland

Woman dancing at the JOPA Club

Arlington (Va.) - From a series of images labeled "Singles scene in Washington," centered on Michael O'Harro. O'Harro began in the Arlington Knights of Columbus Hall in 1964 by creating a private club, the Junior Officers and Professional Association (JOPA) -- private to get around Virginia's blue laws -- which led to the Gentlemen II nightclub in D.C. in Sept. 1967, which is sometimes c... more

Rowland Scherman Collection

1967 May

Scherman, Rowland

Michael O'Harro stamping the hands of party-goers at the JOPA club gate

Arlington (Va.) - From a series of images labeled "Singles scene in Washington," centered on Michael O'Harro. O'Harro began in the Arlington Knights of Columbus Hall in 1964 by creating a private club, the Junior Officers and Professional Association (JOPA) -- private to get around Virginia's blue laws -- which led to the Gentlemen II nightclub in D.C. in Sept. 1967, which is sometimes c... more

Rowland Scherman Collection

1967 May

Scherman, Rowland

Woman dancing at the JOPA Club

Arlington (Va.) - From a series of images labeled "Singles scene in Washington," centered on Michael O'Harro. O'Harro began in the Arlington Knights of Columbus Hall in 1964 by creating a private club, the Junior Officers and Professional Association (JOPA) -- private to get around Virginia's blue laws -- which led to the Gentlemen II nightclub in D.C. in Sept. 1967, which is sometimes c... more

Rowland Scherman Collection