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café society

The collective term for socialites and movie celebrities who frequented fashionable restaurants and nightclubs. From the end of World War I through the 1960s, the media covered the comings and goings of members of Society (with a capital S, the word referred to people of “good family,” which in turn meant old money), and glamorous movie stars much as celebrity-chroniclers now report on Paris Hilton, Brad/Angelina, TV reality show personalities, and other boldface celebrities. Among the more popular haunts were Manhattan's Stork Club and El Morocco nightclubs. Then as now, a substantial portion of the population was interested in the lives of their social betters, and newspaper gossip columnists reported on party- and club-goers in the next day's editions. It was one such scribe, Maury Paul (pen-name: Cholly Knickerbocker) who coined the phrase “café society.”
See also: society
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On his departure the ape-man, with Abdul, wandered again into the streets of Sidi Aissa, where he was soon attracted by the wild din of sound coming from the open doorway of one of the numerous CAFES MAURES.
It was one of the hours when there was a lull in the proceedings at the Parisian Cafe.
It was at about five minutes after one that afternoon that Constable Thomas Parsons, patrolling his beat, was aware of a man motioning to him from the doorway of Bredin's Parisian Cafe and Restaurant.
I enter this cafe to lunch, and this man here would expel me.
There was a part of it where one could see as many as five big cafes in a resplendent row.
In the early evening a light dinner was spread at the back of the Cafe Charlemagne.
After exchanging a shrewd look with Gobseck, Gigonnet went to the door of the cafe.
A long, low-pitched room, of antique construction, was indeed all the accommodation afforded by the Cafe.
In other respects the Cafe de Bon-Bon might be said to differ little from the usual restaurants of the period.
He ordered a suit of clothes from the tailor and ate his meals in the best cafes in town.
Jack's father opened the cafe in 1933 when he emigrated from Palma
Dishing up the food is Spencer Kavanagh in his cafe in Jacob's Market, Cardiff, in 2003
S'agissant du cafe , ou du petit noir comme aiment a l'appeler certains, il convient de savoir que certaines etudes menees par plusieurs scientifiques au niveau de differents pays de la planete ( France, Japon, Australie, U.
De sus muchos millones de habitantes, solo 563,000 familias trabajan en la produccion de cafe.
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