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By Christopher Winn

This booklet is a charming trip round London to find the unknown stories of the capital’s background. vacationing during the villages and districts that make up the world’s such a lot dynamic city it reveals the hidden gemstones of legends, firsts, innovations, adventures and birthplaces that form the city’s compelling, and from time to time, turbulent prior.

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On May 12, 1950, ceremonies were held outside to formerly christen the new clubhouse. Comedian Jack E . Leonard opened with, "Brother Friars, I'm now addressing you in the street and that's where most of you belong," as he stood under a sheet covered plaque. Bede then presided, saying, "Okay, boys, let's get started. " When Berle picked up a champagne bottle to break over the facade the Friars yelled, "Why break it? " So they trooped inside to the "lavish semi-circular bar" (naturally) on the first floor.

It got real nasty. But somewhere in there, the Supreme Court told private clubs if their members wanted to retain the right to deduct their club dues on their taxes, they'd have to open their doors to women. The Friars sent a letter to the membership basically telling them that they had a choice: no women and pay higher taxes; 46 I IN THE BEGINNING or allow the women in and keep their tax returns status quo. Guess what the overwhelming decision was? That's correct, money talks. When you consider the Friars' history with women, you really can't blame them for not giving in aU too readily.

They sent out a letter to those diehard m e mbers who were left, excitedJy infotming them of the new place, "Our new quarters consist of the entire tenth Ooor and the exclusive use of the roof. Work has already started on the equipment and decorations. Among the facilities of the roof will be a solarium tastefully decorated, a handball court, dressi ng rooms, showers, lockers, and a summer garden. The club will be equipped immediately with a card room, lounge, billiards room, and grill Our landlord will give us complete dining room service at reasonable prices and will also install a bar" (naturally).

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