Readable In the mid-20th century, lounges and nightclubs served up large doses of fantasy to American adults weary of the recent realities of World War II. Primarily, this was done in two ways: One way appealed to exoticism and escape from modern society while the other reveled in modernity and urban sophistication. If one wanted exoticism, few did it better than the tiki lounges of Trader Vic’s. If one wanted urban high-life, none did it better than The Playboy Clubs. Despite their impact and near ubiquity, changing times saw the classic Playboy Clubs vanish from the urban landscape to remain only in the minds of Playboy aficionados, lounge-o-philes, and mid-century mavens. For these folks comes “50 ( continue reading... )
Episode 266 May 12th 2013
This week we talk to the publisher of an online magazine called Queens Of Vintage, her name is Lena Weber and recently she interviewed me in her kings of vintage portion of the website so I thought we should have her on to talk vintage culture and the English scene. Plus the best exotica and lounge music from across the globe.