Supper Clubs

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Supper Clubs

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Supper Clubs Without Depravity

Ever been to a supper club? If this were London a century ago, your response might have been: “Hey! I’m not that kind of girl!”

“Supper clubs” back then, you see, were what a Chicago Tribune article from October 20, 1899 defined as “where the pampered sons of fortune meet Bohemians upon a common level and engage in revelry—where fools are duped and criminals are bred.” Places that advertised themselves as where “both ladies and gentlemen of the theatrical and kindred professions could find rest and recreation after their evening’s exertions.”

Ah. “Kindred professions.” Got it.

Such clubs sprang up in the late 19th century to skirt a new law that set a closing time of…

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