Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 9, September 1973
File 021
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 9, September 1973 - File 021. 1973-09. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 3, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/3693/show/3688.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

(1973-09). The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 9, September 1973 - File 021. Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive. University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/3693/show/3688

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 9, September 1973 - File 021, 1973-09, Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive, University of Houston Libraries, accessed December 3, 2020, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/3693/show/3688.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

URL
Embed Image
Compound Item Description
Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 4, No. 9, September 1973
Contributor
  • Frank, Phil
Date September 1973
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 28912012
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
Rights No Copyright - United States
Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
Item Description
Title File 021
Transcript FUN SPOTS \ Mr. Texas and also Mr. David trophy winner, C. J. Harrington in a candid shot at one of his favorite new spots in Dallas, the SPEAK EASY Buddy Rogers and his other half Arthur pointing to the plaque in the entryway of their club - - The SPEAKEASY - Dallas The drinking bar is lavishly displayed with mirrors and behind the glassware, are stained/veined mirrors giving a bright gleam to the stemware. Carpeting is traditionally red; the drinking bar's elbow lean is heavily padded with red vinyl; The deep low chairs are all red and black with all black table tops. There are several "meat racks" around the first balcony ledges (on the main standing area of the floor) with tall bar stools at each. There are some white surfaced tables sprinkled for effect in certain portions of the room. Opposing the dance floor, there are three huge mirrors just under the "Speakeasy" sign which remains lit by a surrounding chain of chase lights; The dance floor itself is bathed in subdued lighting underprofessional spots normally used for shows, but which imparts warmth and color to the dancers. The dance floor is constructed of parquet. The game room is in a separate two-level area of the room and contains two pool tables, a marble table, Air Hockey and a Pong game. The room has good air circulation, equipped with exit forced-air blower and three electrostatic air cleaners. Music is supplied by a juke box of high quality. SPEAKEASY THE SPEAKEASY announces Sunday BruncheverySundaybeginning at 1 p.m. Those of you from out of Dallas, will especially appreciate this, as it seems to be the earliest activity in Dallas that day, and the staff there are always happy to guide you on to other places afterward. A good place to start at Sunday if unfamiliar with Dallas. The Speakeasy in Dallas: Run by Buddy Rogers and his long-time "other half" Arthur this club is the combined effort which includes the original owners of the Did Atlantis (Al and Gene). The bar is staffed by Grady, Bill, Terry, Arthur and Buddy, with Sonny Suwal acting Maitre' D. Billy acts as overseer in Buddy's absence, (look for his picture elsewhere in this issue). (Bill Merrill) Page 20 Age and other kinds of inspection are made in the ante room at the front door for customer security and is screened from the interior of the club. One interesting detail about the decor, is a lighted actual Barber's Pole Lamp, spinning merrily all night long; an Al Capone Picture; just as you enter the place you pass an outside street (sidewalk bus-waiting type) bench close to a lighted pole with a white glove atop, noting your entry on Easy Street. Take a right and you are on Speak E. Street. Back-stepping a moment and looking at the door, you will see old-time speakeasy portals of the type used during the prohibition period. Rarely seen these days are the tiffany pool lights above the pool tables BON SOIR The Bon Soir of Dallas, which recently changed hands from Bob Strange to Tex and Joe, finally waited out the Alcoholic Beverage Commission's standard waiting period prior to issuance of a new license, to re-open in grand style. The only major change apparent since the change is the front entrance, which is now on the opposite end of the building. Other than that, little has changed except for the personnel. Ken (formerly manager of the restaurant at the Houston Bayou Landing and before that manager of the Red Room) is senior bar tender. The smaller room packs itself tightly around the ever- going piano and bar, giving one a lifted feeling immediately on entering the smaller room. As bars go, the Bon Soir will soar to new heights, attracting individuals of moderate income levels and higher, although there is absolutely no snobbery here. The bar itself has the kind of personality that appeals to the individual in that income bracket. The second thing the Bon Soir has going for it, is that fact that people are not "paired" here so much as other places, and it seems a bit easier to become acquainted with strangers. Naturally mixed drinks are served here, and a moderate dance floor accommodates many couples for dancing. The juke box faces the dance floor away from the main bar, and therefore talking is at a pleasant level here. Well managed, maintained, this club will existfor a long time to come. Particularly since Tex and Joe have earned for themselves a reputation of solidarity in their business. the RANCH This Beer Bar features itself as Dallas' largest leather and Western Bar. Open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily (with after hours Sat. & Sun). Located at 4117 Maple, this bar is convenient to reach from almost any point in the Big D Gay area. Unusually structured with many rooms and each on a separate level, this bar is rough-hewn and obviously is what it claims to be. The service is good and the drinks modestly priced. Bonsoir's newest addition. The campy pianist who packs the room the ENTRE NUIT The Entre Nuit seems to be doing quite well for itself. Predominantly a girls bar, this establishment has its share of good looking males too. Well decorated, well maintained and with good service, it is easy to see why this club has been successful since its opening. The little things Bill and Ray (the owners) dream up to keep up customers interest seem to work well. For example, Monday, September 3rd., drew a nice crowd for the dance contest; everyone was delighted and . trophies were awarded. Such activities keep up interest in the place; that coupled with the good management, modest behavior of the clientel, show the Entre' Nuit to be one of the "better" bars in Texas. LH
File Name uhlib_28912012_v004_n009_020_ac.jpg