The Glory Hole of Dallas has
closed. According to the owners
who stated that although the club
opened with all promises of success, something seemed to be
lacking in the "enjoymentfactor",
and business began a gradual decline soon after its opening. In
retrospect, it can be said the employees working at the lounge were
Frank Caven, entepreneur in El
Paso Gay Bars a few years ago
come to Dallas to open the original
Bayou Club which brought both
fame and fortune to the large, if
not fat, man known affectionately
by his friends as Mamma.
Discounting his failure to revive
the Atlantis by re-naming it the
. King Of Clubs, (which somehow
f never even became the king of
spades) Frank opened the Candy
Store with little success and Mother Blues with some success as a
The new club promises to be
something else. It looks like success all over again.
At first glance you will see the
I shadows of patrons from years past
who perennially haunted the old
Atlantis, and at opemngnight, faces
appeared from homes, not mainly
or chiefly other bars as would be
expected. Almost as though the old
Villa Crowd or the Old Atlantis
Crowd had waited these years for
the place to open.
The decor speaks little of Mark
Twain. Tiffany lamps, Crystal
Chandeliers, an island bar, amam-
moth patio, a second story club
(as yet uncompleted) blend into a
smallish dance floor and game
area. Circulation throughout is
easy, and the layout is lavish.
Chairs, tables, etc., are obviously
costly and many face the double-
sided fireplace awaiting romantic
evenings to come.
Located in the heart of the
Lemmon Avenue Straight district,
the bar is accessible to Airport,
restaurants, etc., and is therefore
planning to cater to a stable swinging straight crowd for lunches;
this, according to Billy, will help
create good will for the place when,
it becomes Gay later in the evening.
Free liquor was poured this
opening night until 10:30 when a
festive mood changed to the ordinary routine of bar-going once
customers began paying for drinks.
It is bound to be a huge success,
especially if Mother Caven continues to keep the decor lively.
No entertainment was provided,
but snacks were placed at a back
table facing a cute cubby-hole
dining area which windows onto
the Lemmon avenue traffic.
Altogether an interesting place.
Ample parking and beautifully
Among those seen at opening
, were Margaret (TJ's), Ronnie Sue
(RonSue's), Sonny Sewall (Speakeasy), and many others.
Take me to a place I've never known,
where we can hold hands on the street
and I can say I love you out loud —
and you can touch me as we lay on
the beach sunbathing. How long will
we have to save for passage to such a
Texan - Mr. Bayou Landing,
& Now Mr. David USA
The St. George Hotel in New
York City was the site of the
Mr. David Contest August 11th
Mr. C. J. Harrington from the
Bayou Landing, Houston, Texas
was winner of this contest and is
now not only Mr. Bayou Landing,
but Mr. Texas and Mr. David.
1st runner-up was Mike from
Portland, Oregon, 2nd was Gary
Hunt of New York City and 3rd
was George Payne of Youngstown
The Miss David Contest was won
by Brandy Lee of the Cabaret
Club in San Francisco. 1st runner-up was Roshi Fernandey of
Atlanta, 2nd runner-up was Gene
Chandler of 82 Club, New York,
3rd runner-up was Rachell Wells
The Next Mr. David Contest will
be held in San Francisco, Ca.
We at the NUNTIUS wish to
extend our congratulations to Mr.
C. J. Harrington and thank Mr.
Bill Baker, manager of the Bayou
Landing - Houston for the pictures.
"Are you rare they're on.y wrestlingr
i PRIVATE BATH CLUB .
3401 Milam at Francis
-entrance on Francis
Membership $2. per year
Visits- Tuesday -
Wednesday & Thursday - $3.00
IOPEN 24 hrs.