Deadly Dance: The Chippendales Murders

Chippendalescover7coveronlyby K. Scot Macdonald and Patrick MontesDeOca

Sex, Money and Murder: In 1987 a heroin addict murdered an Emmy Award-winning choreographer in Manhattan. Then a wealthy LA surgeon and his teenaged son were targeted. In 1991, an out-of-work redneck flew to London with cyanide to poison three members of a male exotic dance review. If the poison didn’t work, he was told to use a hammer to beat them to death. Who was behind these seemingly unrelated horrific crimes?

Deadly Dance tells the fascinating story of Steve Banerjee, founder and owner of Chippendales. In the post-pill, pre-AIDS, sex-filled LA club scene of the 1980s, celebrities, desperate housewives and wild bachelorettes converged on one place: Chippendales—and behind it all was arson, the Mob and murder.

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Chippendales photos.