As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block has ceased publication. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
✶ Thank you for your readership and contributions over the past 12-plus years. ✶
Tuesday, March 28
The Bismark, Chez Paree, the Pump Room and the Edgewater Beach Hotel were among the stars of Chicago's nightlife in 1947.