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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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REGARDING the Cafe Society letter (ECHO , October 26): TJ Hughes cafe is only closed temporarily for a total refurbishment and that very shortly we will be re-opening ourfully modernised and exciting new cafe/restaurant for our customers.
On the old site of Cafe Society, the new west end bar and restaurant is aiming for flexibility and serves up everything from a simple cup of coffee to a full-blown meal.
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A three-year pounds 1m scheme to create a cafe society in the heart of a South Wales town is to go ahead.
And over the next four years they aim to turn Scotland from binge-drinking capital to fully-fledged cafe society.
Cafe Society, which seats more than 60 people when full, runs evening functions such as fashion shows, jazz and ale nights and various charity events as well as private functions on request.
Eliza's family are battling to ensure brutal Stewart, who murdered the teenager and stabbed her friend Renee Lea as they worked in the city's Cafe Society in July 1997, remains in jail for a lengthy life sentence.
Paris is renowned as the birthplace of cafe society.
Spending time skipping classes and discussing science with friends, he blossomed into the life and soul of Zurich cafe society and fell in love with fellow physics student Mileva Maric, whom he later married.
Marie Peacock, Capital Appeal manager for the rebuilding work at the Dalton hospice, attended the monthly Coffee & Cake Business Network meeting held at Cafe Society, Byram Street.
Both Eliza and myself only showed acts of kindness and consideration towards Gerard Stewart during his brief employment with us at Cafe Society in Belfast.
AMBITIOUS plans to give Stirling a Paris-style cafe society have failed because of the atrocious Scottish weather.
45pm at Cafe Society on Byram Street in Huddersfield town centre and will examine the issue of climate change in the election and the impact of Hurricane Sandy.