by Henry Groves
The 900 Club, 900 Lovett, was
broken into in the pre-dawn hours
on Thursday, May 25, 1972.
Robbers made a small hole
through two walls to gain entry
and to make their exit. They stole
whiskey, vodka, and other liquor
worth about $60 or $70. plus money
out of the jukeboxes, pooltable
and cigarette machine. The vandals
also took records out of the jukeboxes, cigarettes out of the
cigarette machine, and a few odd
things such as fruit and napkins.
Not content to demolish both
jukeboxes, the thieves also broke
bar glasses and poured sugar all
over the back bar.
The Briarpatch, Greenbriar at
Holcombe, was robbed by two gunmen at 1:30 a.m., Friday, May
•^customers and one bartender, Mickey, were in the Briar-
patch at the time. Witnesses were
divided as to whether the pair, one
Negro and one White, were in their
early 20's or in their middle to
All eleven persons were herded
into the womens restroom, about
the size of three telephone booths.
(Absolutely no familiarities were
attempted, we understand) The
customers were not personally
G^unmen helped themselves to
cash on top of the bar and in the
register. One customer lost $15.
on top of the bar. About $100.
was in the cash register at the
time of the robbery.
As the gunmen left, they apologized to the bartender, saying that
they were sorry but that they had
to support their "habit."
The police were called, but the
On May 31 the bartender and
another man identified the two
gunmen in a police lineup. Police
told them that the pair had been
involved in quite a few other robberies, including one on the Sullivan Island Club, Rice Boulevard,
in which about $2100. was taken.
The Cobra Club, 905 Woodrow.
reports that they have been robbed five times in the past few
The last of these break-ins was
just a few days ago and appeared
more vandalism than just for the
funds in the vending machines.
The machines were robbed, the
pool table and juke box torn up
beyond repair. Some of the boys
"gowns" were strewn about the
dressing room and pwoder poured
over them. Liquor was taken and
on the mirrows behind the back-
bar messages were left for some
of the employees as well as the
owner which would indicate that
this vandalism was done by someone familiar with the club and its
Greetings Hooter -- Lovers!!!
The lusty month of May proved
to be an exciting one for the Red
Room. Two special shows with the
Golden Sisters (Ed and Jack) and
Mitzi St. James -- that's Ron
Abshire — saw a capacity crowd
of admirers for these three talented performers.
Also this stage was utilized by
a very fine comedian. Miss Alabama added her personal touch of
talent and beautiful personality and
Red Room patrons fell in love.
Mr. Stephanie Carr did a fill-
in for Mr. Kitty Key while the latter entertained in Dallas at the
Bayou Landing. Thank you Dallas
for giving Kitty such a nice welcome. Love Ya!
A performer we have missed
since the days of the old Entree'
-- one Gina -- guested with the
Fabulous Four the last Sunday
in May. Beautiful, talented and
eye-catching are just a few comments overheard in the audience
Talent night is a sure thing on
everyone's calendar of things to
do. The competition for the two
1st place prizes of a round-trip,
all expenses paid vacation to Mexico City are waiting. These newcomers are to be enjoyed and you
older girls should keep on tippy-
Show times are Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday 9 to 12. Monday and Thursday there's Muck-
Muck hour -- check it out. A
tip of wig to the management and
staff of the Red Room for great
service. Be sure and catch Tiffany ''Bert Reynolds" Jones in
David Next month.
Tiff and Jerry played to a SRO
crowdi at the Paradise in Galveston. Low entrances, it was reported, almost caused Tiff to lose
her head as well as her wig.
Out of towners in for Memorial Day got a treat as the Fabulous Four did turn-a-round night at
the Red Room -- Turn-a-round
is when the Fabulous Four trade
off numbers and a few routines.
Very enjoyable evening.
Signing off until next month here
and at The Red Room, 612Hadley-
the greatest Show-bar in town.
Hooters to ya All!!!
(The. very beautiful and talented
young — lady/man — that is so
kind to give us happenings at the
RR -- being quite a rounder --
might be so kind with a little coaxing tell us happenings around our
local watering holes as well as
the ones on the Isle. We understand that there are shows at the
Farm House, LaCaja, Cobrafand
at Frizbys. How about it --we
all know how talented you are in
many ways -- our thanks.)
Since 1958, Barbara Gittings
has been one of the nation's most
active members of the Gay Movement. In order to help win equal
civil rights for gays, she founded
the Daughters of Bilitis in New
York City and was editor of THE
LADDER for three years. Proudly,
she's marched in many gay picket
lines and parades. This wonderful
person and activist heads the Task
Force on Gay Liberation under
the aegis of the American Library
Association, and is constantly invited to participate in talk shows
and panel discussions all over the
nation. Barbara participated in the
famous Hug-A-Homosexual booth
that helped raise the gay conscious-level in Dallas in 1971.
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