Tag Archives: 1960s

Most Iconic and Oldest Restaurants By State

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Thrillist put together what they consider to be the most iconic restaurant in every state and the oldest restaurant in every state.  Some of their selections are off the mark, but it’s interesting to see what they chose and why.

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Super Scopitone Swings at ’60s Nightclub

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My friend DeSoto Brown in Honolulu found an amazing Scopitone and wrote, “This video appears to encompass many of the nightlife themes you espouse in your blog, in one appealing package.” Ethel Ennis sings “I’ve Got That Feeling”  Enjoy!

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The Twist Riot at the Peppermint Lounge

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The Twist started out as a dance fad in 1959, but two years later Life Magazine wrote about a “dingy Manhattan nightspot named the Peppermint Lounge [that had] quickly became the most jammed joint in town.” According to Life, “Before … Continue reading

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Strange Lounge Acts

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Any cocktail lounge providing live entertainment is top notch in my book.  But back in the day, the definition of a lounge act was rather loose. Piano bars were fairly common but organ bars less so.  This one features Miss … Continue reading

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Dome of the Sea restaurant at the Las Vegas Dunes

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There have been many outrageously themed motels, hotels and restaurants constructed in Las Vegas these past 75 years but few have been as over-the-top fabulous as the Dome of the Sea.  Of everything ever to appear on the strip it … Continue reading

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