The southeastern corner of the ground floor originally contained the 58th Street Restaurant, which was exclusively for the hotel's permanent residents. In 1934, it was replaced by a nightclub called the Persian Room. The Persian Room had red and Persian blue upholstery by Joseph Urban, five wall murals by Lillian Gaertner Palmedo, and a 27 ft (8.2 m) bar. The Persian Room operated until 1978. The Persian Room was closed in 1978 and a clothing boutique opened in its place.The Persian Room was popular with the "cafe society", being frequented by socialites and fashion trendsetters. Eddy Duchin and Hildegarde were among the Persian Room's early performers, and it later attracted others such as Eartha Kitt, Peggy Lee, and Liza Minnelli. By the 1970s, the Persian Room hosted performances from pop singers like Robert Goulet and Dusty Springfield.For forty-one years, The Persian Room at The Plaza showcased a wide array of talented performers. Liza Minnelli was frequently showcased there in her early years as a performer.