The show--a cousin to those satirical revues popular in Manhattan niteries
during the decade--ran only 23 performances at the Henry Miller Theatre in 1959.
The Oscar cast's theme of Hollywood heritage was carried over into the Governors Ball, which transformed the Hollywood & Highland Grand Ballroom into a re-creation of the old Mocambo-Ciro's niteries
NEW YORK The place: Feinstein's at the Regency, the largest of New York's three jacket-and-tie niteries
A number of outlying niteries
, eateries and parks are also still shuttered.
He graduated to New York and Las Vegas niteries
before getting into TV in the 1950s.
The inside coverage ran for several pages, detailing how every area of showbiz dimmed its lights, as it were: "Broadway stunned: Show crowds are thinned," "Strip niteries
close" and "Studios Close on Death Flash" read the headlines.
Oddly, Variety, which in those years haunted vaudeville halls and big-city niteries
, missed this debut.
and late restaurants New Year's Eve-style business but overextending execs.
While Weekly Variety was born in the shadow of vaudeville and while both Weekly and Daily routinely chronicled and reviewed niteries
, concerts, Broadway musicals and big bands through the 1940s, the paper had a tin ear when it came to emerging teen tunes.
The 2,000-word story that accompanied the headline was almost certainly put together over several days by a team of anonymous reporters who had apparently fanned out across the borough, down to Wall Street, into brokerages, onto street corners, into niteries
, drugstores, luxury shops, emptied theaters, moviehouses and booking joints to convey the numbed shock that had beset the biz.
Born and raised in Chicago, pitman joined the local Variety bureau in 1959, covering films and niteries
Newspapers roll from presses in the sky, neon bathes the stage and beautifully realized New York niteries
slide on and off the stage of Chi's Shubert Theater with delicious style.