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NYC-In-The-1950s / Retro Travel / New York City / Tourism Advertising / Clubs / Burlesque / Night Clubs / → All Tags
Times Square and Central Park attract tourists to New York City in droves, but what were the most exciting sights back in the 1950s? Thanks to an old tourist brochure from 1953, we're exploring back in the day versus today, for NYC tourists.
Here's a quick trivia question: How does the leggy advertisement for the Latin Quarter nightclub relate to Barbara Walters? It was run by her father! We doubt that Barbara enjoys being connected back to this notorious club, especially since it embodied the seedy side of Times Square from the late 1960s through 1980s by showing soft-core pornography and being a popular fight spot.
Oh boy but back in the day, especially in 1953 when the lights of Times Square were still glamorous and not all red. Lou Walter's Latin Quarter hosted the big names alongside a little nudie chorus girl show. Think Frank Sinatra, Milton Berle and Mae West.
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If it were up to Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli, the economy would bounce back this week in order for the world to embrace his love affair with animal prints, gold, and opulent environments through the opening of his new club in Dubai.
Alas, we awoke this morning to another day of the recession despite his attempts to re-invigorate the economy with pricey alcohol and a return to partying for partying's sake. Following the success of his first Florence club, Cavalli opened his second shindig space attached to The Fairmont Hotel at a cost of $30 million. Here's what you'll find behind its gilded gates:
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We would've guessed that the rapid pace of Las Vegas nightclub openings would rapidly fall off this year, but so far Sin City is still popping out shiny new hot spots at a mind-boggling pace.
The latest is XS, which opened New Year's Eve at the new Encore resort, and this is one party spot that's just outright ignoring the whole recession thing. XS--rumored to be the most expensive club ever built--is over-the-top, even for Vegas. The 40,000-square-foot party den includes 30 cabanas surrounding a shimmering pool, while the interior features a lavish, gold-plated design "inspired by the sexy curves of the female body." Speaking of sexy curves, shirts are not required--and definitely not encouraged.
Las Vegas Weekly sums up the space:
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New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress managed to shoot himself in the right leg with a .40-caliber Glock pistol early Saturday morning in what's now exploding into a case about much more than a bumbling football hero packing heat.
Shake a leg, enjoy Chefs Ralph Mercado, Marty Arret and Alex Garcia's "LatAsian" creations at our nightclub, the Latin Quarter.
Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who's made gun control a major issue of his administration, is pushing hard to get Plax thrown in "the slammer" for violating New York's strict gun laws, which mandate a minimum of 3.5 years for illegal handgun possession. Burress' lawyer says the wideout plans to plead not guilty to both weapons charges he's facing. No matter how a trial may play out, after the incident on 48th Street, Plax will always be remembered as the guy who went to a club at least 34 blocks north of anywhere decent.
Now that the election's over, Mom's going to start asking you about your love life again. (Or Dad! We support the right of fathers to ask personal questions, too.) Why don't you start a campaign to get the next person who catches your eye to go out with you? Jaunted hint: Why not take them to Vidalia? You can impress them with your insidery know-how, especially if you're between administrations.
Beacon Bar and Grill: Rooftop martinis? Check. $17 pasta specials? Check. Literate guys? Check. 1615 Rhode Island Ave. NW
Rocketbar: This Penn North sporting bar boasts shuffleboard, pool and darts, but in the sport of conversation, you're on your own. 714 7th St. NW
Apex Nightclub: A gay club established enough to be listed in Fodor's, it varies by the night, so take your chances on Hot Asian Guy. 1415 22nd St. NW
[Photo of a detail from the Mary McLeod Bethune statue: jcolman]
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The rave scene may not exactly be at the cutting edge of pop culture these days, but that means itís just the right time to take an overly intellectual look at it, right?
German artist Andreas Gursky, known for his enormous color photographs, has turned his lens on Euro club culture, producing a series of tricked-out shots of Euro club kids at Frankfurtís giant Cocoon Club. The show is ideal for anyone who ever wanted to feel like they were doing drugs in the middle of 5,000 other people, but didnít want to actually do it.
The raving-as-high-art exhibit opens today at Chelseaís Matthew Marks gallery, and continues through December 24.
[Photo: Matthew Marks]
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The self-proclaimed "classiest night club in town," Harry Denton's Starlight Room remains a perennial San Francisco evening classic. Located on the 21st floor of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, the lounge has upscale Rat Pack flashiness and an awesome view of the city.
The bar itself is old-timey and cocktails like Sidecars and Sloe Gin Fizzes are poured with precision. Weekly music nights are hosted by local DJs and given SF's pedigree of turning out world class electronic music artists, there's rarely a bad set.
Almost as famous as the view is the weekly Sunday Drag Brunch. Whether or not you want to cross-dress, every Sunday there are drag entertainers for the afternoon. A true champion of variety, Harry Denton's Starlight Room is the perfect place for a first date, raging party or a Champagne cocktail with your visiting aunt.
[Photo: Thomas Hawk]
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London's Club Surya is going green, with a party tonight that's fully sustainable. From recycled cups, bottles and cans to wind and solar energy powering the sound system, the event promises to be 100 percent carbon free. (Probably good in light of recent developments!)
Even the party-goers themselves will chip in, as the club's floor will be covered with special composite material that'll actually generate a small amount of electricity as the dancing goes late into the night. Surya even plans to donate any surplus energy to its neighbors.
Jade Jagger will be there to lend the appropriate star wattage to the event and you can expect to see Dan Williams, Queens of Noize and Nathan Detroit up on the decks.
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Consistently ranked as the city's top bar and club by the San Francisco Chronicle, Slim's has a lot to offer besides the "No babes in arms" policy found under the additional info section of its website.
The vaulted timber beam ceiling gives the old school-styled club an airy feel. By the huge L-shaped bar, the black and white checkered linoleum floor is perfect for unleashing your meanest dance moves. The place is dimly lit, with chandeliers and candlesticks on the wall.
The best reason to go, though, is for the wide range of live music acts in this classic SF venue. Most shows lean towards the American roots side, but you'll hear all kinds of music throughout the week.
Across from the stage at the other end of the club there's a balcony with table seating for up to 70. And if you're lucky, you'll meet that special someone there to make babies with later.
Beijing has a rich nightlife scene filled with multi-level megaclubs and basement joints pumping techno and drum-and-bass, but local club-owners say that Chinese authorities are cracking down on nightlife in advance of the upcoming Olympics. Beijing police have begun raiding clubs and have warned that some venues near Olympic facilities will have to shut down during the games due to vague "security concerns."
Club culture has exploded in Beijing during the past few years as China's upper classes have grown. Club owners say they have no fears that the attack on nightlife in Beijing will be permanent, so they're looking forward to a return to business as usual following the Olympic games.
· Outwith: Olympics Threaten to Spoil the Party in Dance Clubs [Scotsman]
· Olympics coverage [Jaunted]
[Photo from a 2006 raid: Daylife]
Finding an intimate place to drink a hearty selection of draft microbrews under a wash of dim red light while making out, listening to a live band of gypsy horns sound like a tall order? That's why we love Amnesia in the Mission for a neighborhood bar with a huge range of live music.
Depending on what night you go, the crowd may be a bunch of hayseed wannabes getting their banjo fix at the no-cover Monday bluegrass nights, or on a Saturday it could be packed to the gills with young people that want to hook up and dance to music from the local DJs.
There's no liquor served here, which sometimes can be a good thing. Amnesia boasts a great selection of local and international brews, particularly Belgian beers. Given the name of the bar and the mega-boozy European libations, maybe no liquor is necessary.
Double Dutch stands out in the mostly divey Mission with a stylish, polished old skool hip hop vibe. We love the rows upon stacked rows of ghetto blasters from the 80s hanging on the wall and an illuminated clear acrylic case of rare and unique sneakers.
The full bar offers everything from top shelf to bottom of the barrel which is appropriate given every Tuesday night is "Hoodies and Heels" night. That's what we call hauntingly awesome.
Nightly djs keep the intimate back room moving with a steady roll of hip hop and electronic beats. One thing that we've always appreciated about this place is the laid back atmosphere. It's hip hop without being thug in any way, more big thick glasses and brightly colored sneakers than big chains and Kevlar vests.