Image from page 48 of “Chicago by day and night” (1892) – Chicago Picture

Identifier: chicagobydaynigh00vynn
Title: Chicago by day and night
Year: 1892 (1890s)
Authors: [Vynne, Harold Richard] [from old catalog]
Subjects: World’s Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) Amusements
Publisher: Chicago, Thomson and Zimmerman
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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y means of a staircase leadingdirectly into the parquet. It is needless to say,perhaps, that the nature of the spectacular gemsto be seen on the Madison Street Opera Housestages are strongly calculated to produce thirst—es-pecially in a masculine audience. Not very long agothe Chicago y^/<2//undertook to roast* the Madi-son Street Opera House, and to stigmatize itsperformances as improper. Mr. Jack at once suedthe paper for libel. If a jury should have a notionto visit the theater it might materially assist in therendition of a verdict in accordance with the facts.The Park Theater, situated on State Street, inthe Levee, or ** Tenderloin district, is evenmore democratic. Drinks are sold and consumedduring the stage performance, and smoking is al-lowed. This is a favorite resort for bloods who,having come to town for fun, propose to see allthere is in it. A party of three or four who pur- 51 chase a box may, if theychoose, enjoy the societyof the actresseswho will visitthem between

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■ acts and have a^ pleasant, socialtime. It is within thebounds of decorum toInvite the fair perform-ers to drink, and if anacquaintance so auspi-ciously begun should be carried to even more agree-able lengths, why, who is going to complain solong as the City authorities permit its open pro-gramme? Not the manager, surely. He is thereto see that his guests have a good time and willexercise all his efforts to the procurement of that end. There are several wine-rooms upstairs, and inthese one may enjoy a tete-a-tete and a botde ofchampagne with his chosen charmer, if his inclina-tions (and his pocketbook) will permit him to goto that length. An amusing feature of the regimeat the Park is the system whereby the actresses S2 keep matters straight ^ith the house. Underthe rules, each **lady is allowed a percentage onthe money received for drinks that she causes tobe purchased. She carries a memorandum bookand pencil, and jots down every cocktail or whiskeystraight that her admirer (for

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Tagged: , bookid:chicagobydaynigh00vynn , bookyear:1892 , bookdecade:1890 , bookcentury:1800 , bookauthor:_Vynne__Harold_Richard___from_old_catalog_ , booksubject:World_s_Columbian_Exposition__1893___Chicago__Ill__ , booksubject:Amusements , bookpublisher:Chicago__Thomson_and_Zimmerman , bookcontributor:The_Library_of_Congress , booksponsor:Sloan_Foundation , bookleafnumber:48 , bookcollection:library_of_congress , bookcollection:americana

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