3/8/18

TEXAS GUINAN TOASTS THE TOWN



Here's a neat little minute plus of footage showing Broadway 1920s nightclub legend Texas Guinan doing some of her legendary toasts. Yesterday I posted about an early-thirties club, the Hollywood Restaurant, that moved in when places like Guinan's--expensive, clubby clip-joints--began falling out of favor in the early years of the depression. Guinan was an iconic NY figure, the 'Queen Of the Nightclubs', and her charms--from this distance--are almost impossible to understand. Thus does time occasionally blunt our cultural highlights. Jot that down on a slab of marble, will you?

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