The girl wandering around with her big camera and flash was a ubiquitous feature of American nightclubs prior to the 1970s. Generally, people posed stiffly. But every once in a while the camera captured the essence of a couple, such as these two examples. The first is from Bill’s Gay 90s café on East 54th Street in New York.
The whole Gay 90s theme was big from the 1950s through the 1970s, especially for ice cream parlors (remember Farrell’s?), but not many are around today.
In this photo the only Gay 90s element that I can discern is the stained glass window in the door next to the bar. I love these people who are smoking and drinking in the crowded bar while tuxedoed waiters scurry about. Check out the bow ties.
Happy times at Tijuana’s Aloha Café in Old Mexico.