What about Vic Fontaine? I can't imagine he was a well-loved character.
I wasn't really a fan of Vic Fontaine but I also absolutely hate the 1950s - 1960s gangster era (for the record, I am a huge fan of old 20s-40s ear gangster genre). To me it was all so chinzy and...I don't know...just gross, the decor, the music, the "gangsters", everything.
I'm sure if Vic Fontaine's nightclub was set in a earlier period I would have liked it, but then he wouldn't have been able to make his references to the Rat Pack and other icons of that time.
So for me....meh.