speakeasy

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(during prohibition) an illegal barroom

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In social class they ranged from smart restaurants to underworld dens, but whereas before Prohibition, most respectable women would not be welcome in a public bar, women as well as men began flocking to speakeasies.
Speakeasies were the conduit between the thirsty customer and their drink.
Then, capturing the end of an era, Hirschfeld's animated sketches and caricatures of scenes from New York City's speakeasies during Prohibition are presented full page.
In a country where you must have a membership card to visit most gay bars--which can be as hidden as Prohibition-era speakeasies and the pope issues decrees against homosexuality on national TV, it's clear that Italy will not be doing much in the way of gay tourist outreach anytime soon.
Rather than turn America into a "dry," peaceful, church-going society that the religious forces behind the amendment thought it would be, it created countless speakeasies and gave real power to the Mafia and other criminal organizations.
Inc, in 1932, this handsome volume features Hirschfeld's animated sketches and caricatures of scenes from New York City's Speakeasies during Prohibition.
In fact, it was immigrants like Giuseppe and Mike Gallo who facilitated much of the activity of speakeasies (Barr 169).