Ice skating/dinner show at The Boulevard Room at the Conrad Hilton (now Hilton Towers), 1945, Chicago.
The Celebrity Lounge (once the famous Cloister Inn), Rush and Delaware, 1955, Chicago
Advertisement for the Marigold Garden, Lakeview, 1922, Chicago.
"At Broadway and Grace, it Sets the Pace!"
The Hi-Hat Club, Rush Street, 1947, Chicago
Always 69 degrees….
Under the sign at the famous Tony’s Cellar, Rush and Delaware, 1962, Chicago
A night out at the original Exit Lounge, 1653 N Wells, 1985, Chicago.
Open since 1981 and simply known as Exit, Chicago’s oldest punk club closed on Wells in 1992 and reopened at 1315 North Ave in 1995 where it remains open.
Chez Paree, 610 N Fairbanks, 1943, Chicago
Arguably the most popular nightclub of it’s time.
My father-in-law had his high school prom there.
Junior Wells Signifying Down at Theresa’s, 1982, Chicago. Marc PoKempner
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.
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Scaffold theme by Mike Harding.