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liquor, cigarettes. Liquor license. Then you have income, profit,
October $678, November $1,740.
$1,740 represents the total income?
Total profit. [tape interruption] Here's the children's program,
the kiddie carnival. Number of admissions, door sale, advanced ticket
combinations. Very complicated. Oh, you'd go crazy. Advance sale,
total income at the door, profit, $188 loss for the year. The show for
each program, and see what it was.
These are what years now?
It's got to be '50, '51. It's got to be the years when I was
there. Dance class, first dance class, beginners, advanced, $49.50.
Second class, beginners, advanced. It always ends up with a profit or
loss. At 65 you'd go crazy. Here, for example, this is the Daily News,
Danton Walker, Broadway columnist. “The first worker's nightclub,
opening Saturday under the banner of Union Voice, the labor
newspaper, in the Panel Room on 13 Astor Place, the club will feature
a floor show by union members.”
So you got a mention in the Daily News. That's 1949. September
Well, let's see. This is the official date that I come in. That's for
my pension. Here's the nightclub. This is Dave Livingston. This woman
married, she was on the committee, Sue Hart married Cleve Robinson,
died several years ago. This was the Treniers, one of the big, hot acts
touring the country. I can't remember how I got them, but they came
down. They tore the place apart, their own band, dancers, and singers.
I don't know what else I've got here.
This is great stuff.
This would be when? This is 1951, April. Daily News. Let's see
what else I have in here. Oh, here. Art exhibit 65, first art exhibit 65. I
organized it. These are members art. I remember we had a contest,
and the members chose the winner: Jim Lee, a Chinese guy, very
realistic kind of artist.
To get back to the situation in 65, we're in the Distributive Trades
Council. We're outside the AFL-CIO. We left probably in 1950. We left.
We weren't kicked out. We knew what was coming, so in the
Distributive Trades, the unions left, walked out. So then we could say
we were never expelled; we left.
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