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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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He refers me to two strangers in a cafe as to two flunkeys.
In the early evening a light dinner was spread at the back of the Cafe Charlemagne.
It was a weary bundle of nerves that came to the Parisian Cafe next morning.
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.
The maddened horde within the cafe were now rushing out in pursuit of their quarry.
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.
When they reached the Cafe Themis he told his niece that he alone could manage Gigonnet in the matter they both had in view, and he made her wait in the hackney-coach and bide her time to come forward at the right moment.
After exchanging a shrewd look with Gobseck, Gigonnet went to the door of the cafe.
The shops were opening and the cafes filling with early morning patrons.
Facilitator Kavita Das, 28, said she was drawn to Cafe Society's unique setting.
If you have office space, you can turn it into a cyber cafe and be in compliance,'' Yousefian said.
LOS ANGELES, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Peter Morton and investors owning Hard Rock Cafes in Los Angeles and San Diego Friday filed a second lawsuit against the owners of Planet Hollywood and their California partners, seeking over $200 million in damages and injunctive relief for illegally copying Hard Rock's entertainment and music themed restaurants in a planned Planet Hollywood cafe in Orange County, Calif.
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