Sonny Goldstone’s Yacht Club, 50 E Oak Street, 1943, Chicago
Harry’s New York CaBARet, a Schlitz Restaurant, 400 N Wabash, 1947, Chicago
Club Alabam, 747 N Rush, 1947, Chicago.
“Always 68 degrees and a 9 course deluxe dinner for $1.00.”
The Palmolive Building and it’s Lindbergh beacon is in the background.
The Open Door Cocktail Lounge, 100 E Superior at Rush, 1947, Chicago
Backstage at the cabaret, 1946, Chicago. Wayne Miller
Jackie Wilson performs at the Trianon, 63rd and Cottage Grove, 1964, Chicago. Ray Flerlage
The Kim Sisters, 1960, Chicago.
The Kims were 3 sisters from South Korea who had a wildly popular nightclub act in Chicago.
Redd Foxx gets a surprise when he peeks into the “ladies’ dressing room” at Roberts’ Show Lounge, 6622 South Park (now MLK Blvd.) 1958, Chicago.
The Royale Frolics, Chicago’s Smartest Supper Club, 426 S. Wabash, 1938, Chicago
A night out at Club DeLisa, State and Garfield, 1942, Chicago.
Club DeLisa was one of the first “Black and Tan” (integrated) clubs in the city, as well as being one of the first establishments that openly welcomed gay and lesbian patrons.
Dorothy Shay performing at the Park Ave Club in Lincoln Park, 1947.
Eartha Kitt rehearsing for a performance at the Chez Paree, 1948, Chicago. Wayne Miller
The Jazz Age, 1930, Chicago. Carl Hoeckner
Backstage at the Rum Boogie Cabaret in Bronzeville, 1945, Chicago. Wayne Miller
Partying (and clothes falling off) in a cabaret on the South Side, 1946, Chicago. Wayne Miller.
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