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August 20, 1936 – The biggest and best night club; elegant people

20 Aug
August 20, 1936 – The biggest and best night club; elegant people
Seneca Roof

Roof garden at the Seneca Hotel.

Trudel continues to translate only brief summaries of her original letters. The two entries she made for August 1936 only hint at the changes she had made in her life. But we can fill in some of the blanks from her photo album. Last month she mentioned sitting on the roof of the Seneca Hotel because it was so hot. Since posting that I found a photo of the Roof Garden at the Seneca in her album, which I have included here.

Although she doesn’t mention it in her translations, her photo album for the period includes photos on Chicago’s lake front and in the parks. I have included some of those as well.

The biggest and the best

8/3/36
Last night we went for the first time in the Chez Paree, the biggest and best nightclub here. Very elegant people, good dinner, excellent entertainment.

Chez Paree

The Chez Paree

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The most elegant people…

Best Club

Chez Paree



8/20/36
Sully sold her business. I would like to take over, but the hotel has to settle with her first.

Summer-Sully

Summer, 1936 — Sully’s Hat Shop


Summer Scenes – 1936

The rocks

Looking south toward Oak St. beach.

Rocks

Between North Ave. and Oak St.

Oak St

Looking North from Oak St Beach



Trudel and friend

Trudel and friend at the beach

Jackson Park

Picnic in Jackson Park

Bubbler

Trudel takes a cool drink


Trudel in the Sun

Trudel with Parasol.

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About Leonard Grossman

Writing about the online world since 1992: The ModemJunkie's Portal Taught school in the inner-city from 1967-78, Government lawyer from 1979-2010. Married to the incredible Cindy Barnard. Proud father of Sarah and grandfather of Gavin.
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4 Responses to August 20, 1936 – The biggest and best night club; elegant people

  1. Harvey

    August 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Great, as usual.

     
  2. Pat Kaneda

    September 25, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Trudel had such a delightful spirit. She is radiant in the photos. It’s a great thing that you’ve done with her letters and pics. I can’t wait to read more.

     
    • Leonard Grossman

      September 25, 2013 at 10:46 am

      Thank you, Pat. As her notes get shorter I miss her voice. And we miss you in class.

       

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