On Capitol Hill many of the most telling opinions are uttered in the cloak rooms, and in the New York of yore this was done in "the Ladies Lounge":
"The maid at the Kit Kat is obviously a little bored by what she hears; it is so much the same. Always a wild chattering between two blonds who are worried that Ed Sullivan or Sobol has seen the married man they are with."
"The colored girl who used to preside over the dressing room at Twent-One explained it all. She admitted she didn't earn much, 'But working here,' she said, 'gives me a very fine social position in Harlem.'"
Elsa Maxwell kept the party going during the Great Depression...