Chez Paree nightclub in Chicago, Il

Vintage postcard showing the dining area and stage of the original Chez Paree.

The original Chez Paree club in Chicago, Illinois was located at located at 610 Fairbanks Court.  The setting was a large dinner theater venue and featured large floor shows that featured some of the biggest names in entertainment in the day.  The club was opened in 1932 by partners Mike Fritzel and Joe Jacobson, but due to… Continue reading Chez Paree nightclub in Chicago, Il

Showgirls at Morrison Hotel’s Terrace Garden

The Terrace Garden at the Morrison Hotel: 1944 vintage postcard.

Eleanor and Babe were appearing in a ‘hoop ballet’ at Chicago’s Morrison Hotel’s Terrace Garden. The Terrace Garden was known as the “wonder restaurant”, because it was a HUGE dinner club with a central stage that could host extremely large floor shows.  The venue was very popular in the 1940s and hosted large theater-style revue… Continue reading Showgirls at Morrison Hotel’s Terrace Garden