Throughout the ban, species have sprung up all over the country. Because of the illegal nature of these entities, they are often treated in conjunction with the mob and organized crime. However, an unknown fact is that three women – Texas Guinea, Helen Morgan and Belle Livingston (a native of Kansas) – owned and operated luxury nightclubs in the style of New York City during the roaring twenties. While other factories used women in scantily clad clothing to evict men from their extra dollars for husbands, these women took the risks and earned as much as they could. Livingstone even opened and operated a “super-space” that charged a monthly membership fee, the first of its kind. Raids, arrests and imprisonment became a regular routine for these women until the ban ended in 1933.
Ironically, the ban was the only brief moment in history in which women were allowed to indulge in alcoholic beverages in a mixed society. Until the 1960s, single women were not allowed to order alcohol unaccompanied by a man. The logic behind such restrictions was as ridiculous as those enforcing them. Some argued that women did not have the ability to calculate the total checks and tip accurately, others argued that the bars were too rude and crowded. And then, of course, there’s the perception that men deserve a place where they can share lewd stories or the excuse that ‘boys will be boys’. Some factories will not even allow women to dine for lunch because they will constitute a distraction for businessmen trying to close deals. In the 1950s, single women seeking drinks from men at a bar were targeted by politicians, police and alcohol control agents. They were called “girls in me” and the media warned the public about their sexual cunning. Feminist groups protested, invaded and occupied many bars and restaurants throughout the 1950s and 1960s demanding equal rights.
After gaining the right to enter bar and pub rooms, women were still banned from serving alcohol, or the establishment suffered various legal consequences. But one jewel Thailand-Williams massed from the discrimination in the 70s and bought her own club. Catch One was one of the first black discos in the United States and for the longest time was the largest black gay bar in Los Angeles not only advocating for women but also fighting for the inclusion of colored people and the LGBT community as a nu. Catch One became the center of several Among the biggest stars to ever appear, including Whitney Houston, Luther Vandrus, Janet Jackson and Cheka Khan, and he had many celebrities during his forty years of activity.
Fast forward to today: Women are essential to the nightlife industry. From bottle and bartender service to the clientele, a bar / club needs women to attract business and prosper. But women are also slowly making their mark in the wine and beverage industry dominated by men. As it appears on our Instagram page every Wednesday this month: Nyana Ferguson is the first black woman to own a tequila company, The McBride Sisters is the largest black-owned wine company in the U.S., and Faun Weaver has turned her devotion to David into one of the fastest growing whiskey companies alongside the leadership team Her femininity.
As we close Women’s History Month, we would like to thank all the women who have laid the groundwork for young girls around the world and in all industries. As a company, we value and recognize our team members and those we work with in close collaboration in our industry.
Ladies, please remember –
You are essential. You’re important. You deserve to sit at any table you choose. Keep smashing those glass ceilings!
Nightlife is important
By: Mackenzie Smith
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