With the Old Curmudgeon

February 1974
New Yorker;2/25/1974, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p33
The article focuses on the experience of an old curmudgeon in going to the opening performance of singer Josephine Baker at Raffles in New York. He relates that the Raffles reminded him of a deluxe speakeasy when speaks were by far the best clubs in town. He states that the first time he saw Baker was in 1924. He talked to Baker about old friends in Paris, France and asked if he could try wearing her mink hat.


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