Mudcat Café message #186044 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18640   Message #186044
Posted By: GUEST,Seamus Kennedy
28-Feb-00 - 02:17 AM
Thread Name: Favorite Chicago Club tales...
Subject: RE: Favorite Chicago Club tales...
In the early 70's, I used to perform in the Emerald Isle Irish Club (which used to Al Capone's "Club Alabam') on Rush St.with my partner at the time. After the gig, we went to an all-night diner called the "Oak Tree", I believe, where we met many other performers, musicians, actors and strippers from the clubs and theaters around. One of the performers we became friends with was a beautiful young ecdysiast (look it up) called Princess Machina who performed with a boa constrictor. We caught her act a few times, and she returned the favor by coming to see us do our thing in the Emerald Isle, which was nowhere near as captivating as her performance. She brought with her a large carpet-bag which she set on the floor beneath the table. She appeared to be enjoying our show until screaming and yelling started at another table neearby. We thought it was a brawl, but apparently the folks at the next table were just registering their displeasure with a boa constrictor that was slithering round their feet.