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Controlling the doors at clubs can mean running the drugs sales inside where the real money can be made. Dispatches: The Firm, Channel 4
Within the clubs dealers controlled the sale of drugs. But the doormen control the dealers. Anthony Tucker took a cut from every deal. The Real Essex Boys, 2012
Think I’m gonna get meself a nice little club. Something simple. Classy. No riff-raff. (Gangs: UK & Nightclub & Robbery) The Great Train Robbery I: A Robber’s Tale ***** Tom, BBC 2013
Most of the clubs are very respectable. Ronnie Kray, BBC interview
I’m opening a nightclub actually. Lilyhammer I: Reality Check starring Steven van Zandt & Trond Fausa Aurvag & Marian Saastad Ottesen & Steinar Sagen & Anne Krigsvoll et al, Frank, BBC 2012
Nobody eats, nobody sleeps, nobody takes a fucking piss till my club comes back. Lilyhammer s3e3: Homecoming, Netflix 2014
Here at The Flamingo we’re concerned with safety and the working environment. ibid. Torgeir to contractors
Tony ran security at some of the top nightclubs in Essex. I had some of the toughest doors in London. Joining forces seemed like a good idea. Rise of the Foot Soldier 2007 ***** starring Ricci Harnett & Terry Stone & Craig Fairbrass & Roland Manookian & Billy Murray & Frank Harper & Neil Maskell & Dave Legeno & Kieran Bew & Jason Maza Coralie Rose et al, director Julian Gilbey, Carlton Leach’s commentary
It’s an incurable den of cunts. Bonded by Blood 2010 starring Tamer Hassan & Robert Fucilla & Vincent Regan & Terry Stone & Adam Deacon & Neil Maskell & Dave Legano & Johnny Palmiero & Duncan Meadows et al, director Sacha Bennett, gangstas in car of Raquel’s nightclub
Fuck me, the girls were tidy; it was wall to wall peach. And I was in heaven. But there was another side to the club, a darker side that Louis seemed oblivious to – the dealing. Clubbed 2009 starring Colin Salmon & Natalie Gumede & Mel Raido & Shaun Parks & Scot Williams & Maxine Peake & Neil Morrisey & Ronnie Fox & Anthony Ghosh et al, director Neil Thompson
You’ll see a bar called The Titty-Twister. From Dusk Till Dawn 1996 starring George Clooney & Harvey Keitel & Quentin Tarantino & Juliette Lewis & Salma Hayek & Cheech Marin & Danny Trejo & Tom Savini & Fred Williamson & Michael Parks et al, director Robert Rodriguez, Seth in van
Alright, pussy, pussy, pussy ... Come on in, pussy lovers. ibid. front of house
It’s a high class striptease club ... So give. They want to see something. Ambush in Leopard Street 1962 starring James Kenney & Jean Harvey & Michael Brennan & Norman Rodway & Bruce Seton & Pauline Delaney & Marie Conmee & Charles Mitchell & Lawrence Crain et al, director J Henry Piperno, mother to Dolores
Peekaboo Club: Miss La Verne is just going on. Crooks Anonymous 1962 starring Leslie Phillips & Julie Christie & Stanley Baker & Wilfrid Hyde-White & Michael Medwin & Raymond Huntley & Norman Rossington et al, director Ken Annakin, doorman to Phillips
Welcome to the Pole-Cat Club. Pimp 2010 starring Robert Cavanah & Billy Boyd & Martin Compston & Gemma Chan & Corey Johnson & Scarlett Alice Johnson & Barbara Nedeljakova & Robert Fucilla & Danny Dyer & Wil Johnson et al, director Robert Cavanah, young Stan
But when speakeasies re-opened as legal nightclubs business was poor. With neighbourhood liquor stores now open people could save money by drinking at home. Ken Burns, Jazz: The Gift 1929-1934, PBS 2001
The 18th Amendment, La Guardia said, was a disaster. Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, Prohibition IV: A Sea of Rum
Women found themselves going places they had never been to before. ibid.
No-one knows precisely how many speakeasies operated in New York City. One police commissioner estimated there were at least 32,000. ibid.
23-year-old Lois Long ... was assigned to cover the city’s nightlife. Her pen-name was Lipstick. ibid.
They insisted we call our members keyholders. And Peter casually [Cook] looked around and said, ‘Humm, beauty is in the eye of the key-holder.’ Victor Lownes, executive Playboy Club New York, re Peter Cook
Clubbing is the most significant British cultural export over the last thirty years. Idris Elba’s How Clubbing Changed the World, Channel 4 2012
The beats may have been born in America but modern club culture as we know it is definitely British. ibid.
I wanted to start a nightclub. And I wanted to call it The Establishment. Peter Cook, The Week 1963
Two cops came to see – a Captain and a Sergeant – and they said, Mr Russo, we’re sorry if you got hurt that night in the raid but we’re here to tell you if you want to keep the club open it’s going to take two thousand dollars a month ... They burnt me down. Aaron Russo, interview Alex Jones, Electric Theatre Chicago
Actually, I don’t even like parties. I would much prefer a room with four friends who sit around and have dinner. I detest nightclubs. And I don’t like places where the noise is so loud you can’t talk to people. Salman Rushdie
I love the mix of people who hang out at nightclubs now. Their individuality is an inspiration to me. The music they listen to, the clothes they wear and the way they wear them defines a street style that I love. Donatella Versace
I think the first time I ever wore a tuxedo was when I played at The Talk of the Town in 1967, because it was a nightclub and that was the thing to do. Tom Jones
I don’t do the whole LA nightlife thing. Michael Sheen
I love the Nightlife … Alicia Bridges, song
I don’t like going out. I hate clubs. I hate being around too many people. Britney Spears
Young outcast Andre [Angel] Melendez finds a home in the fabulous New York City club scene. He follows nightlife messiah Michael Alig who takes outrageousness to dangerous limits. Killer Clans: Killer Party, 2014
A special in-group known as the Club Kids. ibid.
The [gossip] column seems to suggest that Michael and Freeze actually killed Angel. ibid.
Angel is dead. Michael and Freeze have murdered him in a drug-induced frenzy. ibid.
There was, oh my God, a themed nightclub called Henry the Eighth’s. This was incredible. It had the Anne Bowl-in Alley, this is true, as you went into the loo, there was a sign that said ‘Mind Your Head’ ... And underneath someone had written ‘Don’t get your Hampton Court’. It’s not there any more. But not a day goes by that I don’t think about it. The Office: New Girl s1e5, Tim, BBC 2001
Between 1969 and ’79 Disco would change the world. The Joy of Disco, BBC 2012
Creating the birth of club culture as we know it today. ibid.
By the mid-70s the disco sound was becoming transatlantic. ibid.