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were some famous people, too, like John Hersey, who'd sort of be in
and out of there, and Charlie Murphy, who later on wrote the Windsor
memoirs, among other things.
What time did people get in?
Leisurely late. Ten o'clock.
When was closing night, in that year? Do you remember, when you
first got there?
Seems to me we closed on the Saturdays. Time closed on
Sunday. That was always a big issue, because they had to work
through the weekend. I'm pretty sure we closed on Fridays. But that
meant closing in on Friday up to midnight--2 o'clock, 4 o'clock in
the morning, something like that.
And how many nights would you end up staying late when you first
Oh, a couple of nights a week.
And dinner would be brought to you there?
At the beginning I don't think dinner was brought to us
there. At the beginning we'd go downstairs somewhere and have dinner
and then come back up. Then later on they got into the habit of
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