Friday, October 26, 2018

The Stork Club

by Elizabeth "Biz" Adams
from Peg Cochran's Murder, She Reported Series

We’re going to the Stork Club tonight.  Sherman Billingsley—he’s the owner—is quite particular about how his clientele dresses.  Men absolutely have to wear a tie—no exceptions—and ladies are expected to really put on the Ritz—evening gown, elbow length silk gloves, the works.  All women in full evening dress are rewarded with an orchid or gardenia corsage compliments of the management.  Fortunately I have a beautiful dress in royal blue silk to wear.  I put my hair up in pin curls last night and I have the latest lipstick shade—Coty’s Votre Rouge.  I think I should pass muster.

The Stork Club is quite exclusive—there’s a gold chain across the entrance and you can only get in if the doorman deems you worthy.  Of course the club attracts all sorts of famous people from movie stars like Cary Grant and Joan Crawford to royalty like the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.  Brenda Frazier, the “It girl” the year I made my debut, is a regular as well.

Then there’s Walter Winchell, of course, reporting on who’s who and what’s what.  Some people are thrilled to be mentioned in his column and some would rather be left alone.

You have to order the Stork Club cocktail when you’re there.  It’s a tangerine colored combination of old Tom gin, freshly squeezed orange and lime juice, Cointreau and a dash of bitters.

It should be an exciting evening!



  1. Smashing!
    Look forward to the next installment.
    The drink sounds tempting.

  2. Sounds fancy. Interesting drink. Thanks for sharing.

  3. The Stork Club sounds neat.

    Can't wait for the opportunity to read the Murder, She Reported Series
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