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New-York tribune. [volume] (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, August 03, 1919, Image 44

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No one, unless he has been right on the spot, has any idea
how hard all this prohibition is on the cabaret chorus. Oh,
how hard they have to work, exerting charm to the limit,
screaming and squealing, in order to get any attention from even
the ringside tables! A double Bronx used to lend a certain
glamour to the ladies of the ensemble that it seems impossible to
get with a glass of ginger ale or root beer as a stimulant.
The man who is always
given the worst table in the
place. Whenever Mr. Clack
ner appeared the head wait?
ers seemed to know by in?
stinct that he would order a
cheese sandwich and a glass
of kumiss, and they would
lead him to a nice little table
oif near the kitchens, or be?
hind the stand where the 'bus
boys finger the butter. Pro?
hibition has changed many
things, but Mr. Clackner,
leading light of Maco, Tex.,
is still getting the worst table
in the room. Here he is, fac?
ing a pink calcium used in
the cabaret revue.
"Keese me?keese me?ah-gain,"
as sung by Mme. Emma Tuttle,
used to be so effective in the good
old days that very often as many as
three young men, toward closing
time, would have to be forcibly re?
strained from going right up and
"keesin-j" Emma. But now Emma
can wander all over the cabaret and
be perfectly sate.
Some may argue that a 1 n
restaurant cabaret enter- 1 7^
tainment is a pretty tame \ \
affair, what with prohib?- \
tion and everything, but \
Aunt Norma, from Os- \
wego, knows better. She \
is seen here standing up in \
order to get a good look once *
and for all at the terrible
things going on?and especially
chat awful East Indian dancer
without any back to her dress.
The Dry Cabaret
One of the most terrible phases o? the restaurant cabaret undei
prohibition is the song "Goodby Licker- -Goodby Booze,"
\ with the chorus all nicely fixed up to represent soft drinks,
. \ being welcomed in the background by Columbia. Just
? \ as no self-respeclin? cabaret last year was complete
? \ without <\ JoHn of Arc .wirf <i martyred Belgium.
\ so it is with the prohibition farewell drinkinsj
\ song this summer.
T he comic young man who
used to think "Wilson?that's
all" a great line. He is just
about to convulse the hat
check girl with the old one
about the two youths stag?
gering out of Huyler's.
It's getting harder arid harder for
Leo the waiter to get away vsith
mistakes in the change sin? e jhe
country went dry. And the tip.
they give! At this rate Leo will
never get the new tires for the flivver
paid for.
Jennie's flowers aren t going awfully
well lately So many of the patron*
-?_^^ used to have Jennie fix
?Ns^ them in their but
_ ^v tonholes - and
Sr- \ ness
It's odd how much more interesting other people's conversations usually are than one's own?if you Eloise was always known as the life of any after-theatre party, and all the boys from the office used to be crazy to take her out "Civ? .
can overhear enough. The man behind Joe and Elsie is telling all about how if you go in and a coup|e 0f Tom Co,|inses iin? she's the cutest little entertainer there is!" L'nfortunatelv a cup of black coffee does not seem lo pr,
wink at the bartender and ask tor root beer you 11 get something that isn t root beer, with an awiul tne same effect.
kick to it, etc. If Joe can only get a line on the address

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