Thursday, July 7, 2016

Schulenberg's Page: New York, Part LXVII

Text and Illustrations by ©Bob Schulenberg

New York, 1965.
My days were filled with appointments to leave my portfolio of illustration samples at advertising agencies, magazines and publishers.
While evenings were spent with friends.
More appointments ...
Time for a quick lunch; back when pharmacies and drug stores had soda fountain lunch counters.
Or a longer lunch in the penthouse of the Museum of Modern Art
Back to appointments.
And still, cabaret in the evening.
The Plaza 9 cabaret in the basment space of The Plaza Hotel.
And Upstairs at the Downstairs.
And after the show ...
Michael McWhinney had written much of the satiric material.
This was before The Summer of Love, before we became aware that young people were going to San Francisco "with flowers in their hair," and the only assassination we talked about was JFK!

The Vietnam War was heating up while we were being told and hoped it was cooling down. And everyone was more involved with The New — clothing, music, pop art, even revolutionary movements downtown! But Cabaret uptown was still emulating the witty world of Cole Porter, swanky and sophisticated.

In a few years, Grunge would make an appearance and take the spotlight!

After my glittery evenings it was back to my daily round-robin routine of appointments.
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