The Illegal History of Tea Room Fortune Telling
Tea Rooms! Police Raids! NEW YAWK CITY! This week Nick had some personal matters to attend to, so I (Jon) gave my best shot at a solo episode. Its a little shorter than usual but the Atlas Obscura article it was based on was fascinating and I dressed it up with a score throughout.
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Atlas Obscura – The Psychic Tea Rooms of 1930s New York Didn’t Predict All the Police Raids Tea parlors were the battleground in a war against fortune telling. BY ANNE EWBANK
Greenwich Village, 1920-1930: A Comment on American Civilization in the Post-War Years By Caroline Farrar Ware
Boston Tea Party Ship – Telling Your Fortune in a Teacup
Restauranting Through History – Reading the tea leaves
New York Times 8/12/1931 – TEA ROOM PROPHETS FEEL POLICE ACTION; Wave of Melancholia Among Women Extends Soothsaying Drive–Waitress Arrested. Caddy Says Cyril Walker Hit Him.
GVSHP.org – A 79-year old book on Greenwich Village still a valuable resource
IN A LITTLE GYPSY TEA ROOM Louis Prima and His NEW Orleans Gang Vocal Chorus by Louis Prima Lucky(Columbia JPN)