An important announcement regarding The Society for the Preservation of Historic Revelry
Dear friends, followers, fans, and members. We’d like to take this opportunity to tell you that we’ve moved our account to a new home that can accommodate the full spectrum of our Society. This was done mainly to accommodate new members, furnishing them with the ability to post their research and findings.
Our work will continue at the same address you’ve always known, but if you’ve been following us through your Tumblr dashboard only, please visit us at http://revelrysociety.com and re-follow us.
In true Revelry Society spirit, and to warm up our new account, we’re going to re-blog at random our entire catalogue of posts that we’ve amassed over the past 1.5 years. You’ll see these in your dashboard or on our site along with the new content resulting from our continued research into the world of revelry.
We’re also canvassing for new members. If you have something you’d like to research for Revelry Society please get in touch with us and we can add you to our Tumblr account, allowing you access to other members of the Society and our followers throughout the world.
Lastly, if you haven’t done so, we invite you to join us on Facebook.
“What would you think of starting off with dinner at ‘21’ ?”— Grace Kelly’s Lisa Fremont announcing that she has dinner from “21” on the way up for an immobile Jeff Jeffries, played by Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window.
"Once a visiting relative took me to ‘21,’ and there, at a superior table, surrounded by four men, none of them Mr. Arbuck, yet all of them interchangeable with him, was Miss Golightly, idly, publicly combing her hair; and her expression, an unrealized yawn, put, by example, a dampener, on the excitement I felt over dining at so swanky a place."
- Holly Golightly first made her appearance in Capote’s novella, Breakfast at Tiffany’s at non-other than the infamous “21.”
Grumblings from Society members in the New York area have been steadily growing since mid-August when it was announced that a new bar to be built inside the famous “21” Club would include seating and beer on tap.
Changes at “21” have never gone over well with its aging clientele, let alone Revelry Society members who are resistant to change of any kind. Recent changes in its 80+ year history include a reconfiguration of the bar in 1996, the removal of brass spittoons in 2006, and the allowance of men into the dining room without a tie in 2009. Now seating at a bar will be allowed in a separate area to be called Bar 21.
Until now, any bar in “21” was standing only. In our opinion, exactly as a bar should be; a place to lean and a place to order. This will change shortly when “21” will re-open from its usual summer hiatus with a seated bar and beer on tap; another first.
While the rest of the world moves on with progress we would like to turn back the internet for awhile and revel in the history of the famous “place with the numbers.” Do enjoy your stay.
This press conference recorded in the locker room of Vancouver’s Empire Field on August 31st, 1957, sounds like it could have been recorded yesterday. Emcee of the show was a 20 year old Red Robinson. Robinson’s duties would be cut short that night due to a hysterical crowd that made Presley’s manager nervous, prompting him to pull the plug after only 20minutes. Elvis would have to sneak out of Empire Field after his set, and would return to the solace of room #1226 at the Hotel Georgia.
The room number is known because the next day, an excited and somewhat naive Red Robinson divulged the details of Presley’s room number over the airwaves of CKWX radio. Upon hearing this, fans stormed into the hotel suite and proceeded to rip it apart in attempt to get memorabilia. A total of $5000.00 in damage was done to #1226 and it’s presumed that bits of it are still out there somewhere, secretly tucked away in lower mainland homes.