Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 5 1967, Page 31

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 5, 1967, Tokyo, Japan By Sid Shapiro european new York Bureau that in Concrete Jungle of Manhattan is coming from the largest and Brash est discotheque in its boy meets the twist and the mod and Kooky All that cheetahs vast dance floor can accommodate Frantie from to 4 the live ones gyrate energetically to the continuous music of three alternating giving out with the new sound of the Gogo the three Story cheetah is for the hippie Gen the Avant Garde of the restless it hordes of the curious As Well As and the girls with Long hair and boys in turtlenecks and beatle hipsters and and the Hunters and the welcomes anyone with the admission Tab on weekends eager Foran evening of dancing and watching and being sustained Only by dogs 50 cents from Pushcart and soft wine or from 25 75 at the self service hard liquor is above the dancers is a Maze of lights responding electronically with flashes of different behind the bandstand huge suspended sheets of Chrome move rhythmically and Bounce Back distorted reflections and eerie Light the renovated from the old Arcadia ballroom of the big band mounts a total assault on the senses of sound and watching the hundreds of couples twitching and convulsing on the dance floor to the drenching Pierc ing lights and impelling beat is like viewing a sustained eruption from the lip of a there Are Stag lines of both and there seems to be photos by Bob Milnes european stars and stripes a Large permanent floating population in the place at any Ona its a Rule of the House that any boy can ask any girl to a resident psychiatrist could have a Busy time tha cheetah publicist its a curious the Guys and gals will make a careful but once they get on the dance floor scarcely look at each other and rarely Exchange a word of in addition to the huge dance floor and a seating capacity of in alcoves upholstered in simulated cheetah cheetah underground movies upstairs and with esoteric publications and color television providing an escape from since the mod and Kooky look has arrived from London and theres even a boutique where it is possible to buy the latest in offbeat from a frontiers swimsuit to backless suede the 33foptlong shop slopes to a 10foot Street level dresses hang from heavy Metal chains attached to the Ceil and Silver paper covers the knee length Silver curtains enclose two suspended dressing rooms and the effect As that of changing ii a the girls come try and the Young British sales Man they pick up a pants Iii or mid thigh shirt dress Ami then Wear it to the boys go for the wild at they attend in the most extreme of the mod and Gold lame in Bel bottomed trouser sheaths and beaded Vinyl fur pants any Nightmare that any Couturier Ever had comes to there Are even some who dress we have Given the Young people an atmosphere of com fort and said Olivier co owner of the cheetah with Borden 33yearold son of the late Adlai partners Are planning a Chain of cheetahs in los Angeles and a 36yearold Frenchman who introduced the discotheque to cafe society at his be club in new believes youngsters want More than a place to Young people Are looking for something to cling to and the cheetah makes them feel they Are a part of he Stevenson is a Strait laced investment broker who that the new sound music drives me out of my but he has Faith in Coqui elixirs remarkable grasp of what Young people Are looking for in entertainment one of the fastest moving of wild is prov on the

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