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State Street nightclubs
Posted by: scroman ()
Date: November 25, 2012 05:00PM

Does anyone remember or know of nightclubs on State St.at or before Randolph St.operating during the 1950s to the 1960s,pictures or personnal experiences,will be appriciated... Thank you

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Re: State Street nightclubs
Posted by: SWEDE ()
Date: March 19, 2015 08:17PM

Michagan Ave had a great club called the Blue Angel

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Re: State Street nightclubs
Posted by: rjmachon ()
Date: March 19, 2015 08:30PM

I just started reading this, THE RUSH STREET DAYS …. A womens personnal account of her days on Rush Street and the 1960's.

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Re: State Street nightclubs
Posted by: WayOutWardell ()
Date: March 20, 2015 10:52AM

There's a short film from '62 called 'Dance Craze' which was filmed at Flo's Kit-Kat Lounge, which was across the street from the Oriental Theater. It features the band The Millionaires with Ral Donner ( and also stars Sig Sakowicz and was produced by Jim Lounsbury.

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Re: State Street nightclubs
Date: March 20, 2015 02:45PM

SWEDE Wrote:
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> Michagan Ave had a great club called the Blue
> Angel


It used to be on Rush street before that.

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Re: State Street nightclubs
Posted by: SWEDE ()
Date: March 31, 2015 08:35PM

Rich,

Your probably right that it was on Rush St and not the south end of Michagan St.

It was 52 years ago Ha! Ha!

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Re: State Street nightclubs
Posted by: WayOutWardell ()
Date: March 31, 2015 10:20PM

The Blue Angel was the only club in the US that regularly featured calypso music and entertainers, long before Belafonte had his first hit and the craze took off.

In February 1955, the Calypso Follies was presented at the club, including a violinst and singer calling himself The Charmer.

The Charmer was actually born Louis Wolcott. While in town with the act, he attended a speech given by Elijah Muhammad. Soon after, he quit show business, became Minister Louis X at the NOI Temple 11 in Boston and later became head of the entire NOI.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/31/2015 10:24PM by WayOutWardell.

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Re: State Street nightclubs
Posted by: thimmaker ()
Date: April 16, 2015 03:19PM

The Chea Paree (probably spelled wrong) was on State just north of Lake st.
Geo.

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Re: State Street nightclubs
Posted by: Elaine W ()
Date: April 18, 2015 01:23PM

Chez Paris--in French, the pronunciation does sound like "shay paree."

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Re: State Street nightclubs
Posted by: rjmachon ()
Date: April 20, 2015 06:37PM

Where was Melvin's in Chicago. I heard in was in the SRI hotel. What was that, SRI?

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