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1909 w/ A Renaissance Comes To Harlem.
Uptown, after the expected whiskey and gin, marijuana was the mind-altering substance of choice in the night clubs at the north end of New York City’s well taken A Train.
“Echoes Of The Jungle”
b/ Duke Ellington
Live @ The Cotton Club
Duke Ellington — King of the Jungle
Cotton Club introduction
In The Area (Wimbash 2008)
“Reefer Man” — 1936
That Cat’s Still High
Girls, Girls, Girls
of the Ziegfeld Variety.
Ziegfeld Girls — 1907
When it was still okay to call a good-looking woman a “girl.”
Alfred Cheney Johnston — Ziegfeld Girl Photographer
Florida w/ Working On The Railroad
Seeing Florida as a place he and his rich friends could spend their Winters (out of the cold, and into the “Hot Fun In The Summertime), Flagler built a number of luxurious hotels to accommodate the most discriminate, sun worshipping travelers. On Palm Beach it’s referred to as “The Season.”