Lost and Found classifieds

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Lost and Found classifieds

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Gay bars--Washington (D.C.)--20th century
Discrimination against African Americans--Washington (D.C.)--20th century

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Carl Rizzi Papers on the Academy Awards of Washington

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Washington (D.C.)

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A MESSAGE TO OUR PATRONS
Ob Well. You Can't Please Every One! ! I
During the past four weekends you have witnessed an effort by certain groups within
the 'community' to change the admission policies of Lost and Found Without consulting
the Management, they embarked on a campaign of picketing and harassment aimed, not
just at Lost and Found, but at our patrons. The Management, knowing that our admission
rules are A. Nondiscriminatory, B. Very liberal, and C. Equally enforced according to
District of Columbia laws, chose to ignore these pickets.
After four weeks we were finally contacted by a representative of one of the
moderate factions engaged in the picketing. After a very frank discussion, it was agreed
there had been a lack of communication, thus causing the misconceptions about our
policies. This group and thB other moderates have subsequently withdrawn their support,
leaving a handful of radicals to walk the line (excuse the pun) alone.
We apologize for the inconvenience, 3S well as the verbal garbage you were forced to
hear spewed from the mouths of the pickets as you tried to exercise your right of
freedom of choice. Thank you for your support and consequent rebuttal of this small
band of radicals who claimed to be the "representatives and moral guardians for the
'community'." When it came to making a choice between a fair policy and a flagrant case
of BIASED picketing and harassment, you voted the only way you could, WITH YOUR
FEET, AS YOU CROSSED THE PICKET LINE AND ENTERED THE LOST AND
FOUND.
THANK YOU
-See Our Policy Next Page
HALLOWEEN (Was No Drag)
Halloween (or as Mame Dennis calls it, "The High Holy Days of Drag") descended on
Lost and Found, and in one brief evening we saw enough glitter and sequins to rival the
follies. Dorothy Lamour, Mother Nature, and Vera Vamp shared the same runway and
collected prizes in the comic division of the costume contest. A table of lovely dowagers
(left over from a D.A.R. convention?) watched from the sidelines as a fabulous peacock,
outdistanced King Tut and a Moon Maiden for the honor of best costume. Catherine
Deneuve was named "Best in Drag," aver two lovely finalists: first runner-up Jessie; and
second runner-up Lana Turner.
The show for the evening, produced and directed by Fannie Brice, was expertly
executed by the cast and enthusiastically applauded by the audience. Mame Dennis was -
as always - a most gracious hostess. She handled the show in her own unique fashion,
which combines a rare blend of professionalism and humor. (She had an assist from a
"Fire Island Telephone Repairman.")
As the last feather disappeared through the door and the winners hauled away their
TV sets and silver cigarette boxes, as the last piece of glitter was removed from the carpet
and the moan set slowly in the west, we bade a fond farewell to our first Halloween
happening, know that next year's party would be hard pressed to rival this one for sheer
delight and tun.
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SITUATIONS
Congratulations on successful Halloween shows are in order for the Pier 9, Plus One, The
^deway, Johnny's and the Life Raft, and to their lovely new title holders for this year.
Diane Caroll (Miss Pier 9), Inger Stevens (Miss Piazza 9), Jessie (Plus One). Harlow (The
-(ideway), Margo Channlng, (Johnny's) and Barbara Parkins (The Life Raft).
'OUR POLICY"
The Management ol the "Lost and Found," after two weeks of attempted harrnssmuni, takes ttiit
opportunity to make the following lMtement ID the public:
For admission, the management requires two valid identifications A valid identification it any
document or card legally issued by the government or an employer, which provides the nam*, date of
birth, and signature of the holder. Photographs will be required only If that* Is a Question of validity
of the identification presented. Draft cards are not acceptable as they are too easily obtained and
forged.
The above identification requirement is no way intended to discriminate against any person.
District of Columbia Law makes the Management responsible and it mutt be the arbiter when there it
ANY question Involving identification.
In addition, management has set the tone governing the dress of any individual entering Its
restaurant. These House Regulations on dress are potted in the foyer, are liberal, equally applied and
should not offend anyone.
Lust and Found hat been designed in hopes of providing and improving the social activities within
the community and it welcomes any suggestions that may be helpful in improving the quality of its
services. One of the services, the Lost and Found's bulletin, "The Classified." is available tor free
announcements for ANY group within the community. This service was available prior to opening and
not as a result of picket demands
The management will continue to enforce its Haute Reguletions on dress and to require two (2)
identifications from all patrons and persons IB to 20 years old will not be admitted. The reason for
the 18 to 20 regulation it that there is always an adult williny ro buy a juvenilia a drink and it it
impossible to check each individual drink served.
• SH0WSTOPPERS# * , , # **
On the evenings of November 29th and 30th, Lost and Found, In conjunction with
Henry Street, Inc., will present excerpts from "Fanny Brice's Showstoppers." The
production features hit songs from Broadway Shows including such notable showstoppers
as "Those Beautiful Girls," f'om Follies, "Let Me Entertain You," from Gypsy, "It's A
Typical Day," from Little Abner and the "Tea For Two" number (with a cast of
thousands), from No No Nannetto. Because of the length of the show, it will be presented
in two acts. The first act will be performed on Monday the 29th and the second act on
Tuesday, the 30th. The show will start at 10:00 o'clock. Tickets for both nights will be
sold on a first come first served basis and no seats will be reserved. The sale price of the
tickets is S3.00 for a single performance (one night) or $5.00 if you wish to attend both
evenings. Please remember, that each night will be a different show. Tickets are on sale at
rho Lost and Found and may be purchased from John LaMothe.
For those customers who wish to have dinner, it will be served from 6:00 to 9:00
with reservations taken no later ttiari 7:30. Dinner guests who wish to see the
performances will be required ID purchase tickets.
Because of the publicity and rave reviews that greeted the original performance of
Showstoppers, last September at Trinity Theatre, we know there will be a stampede for
tickets. So don't be disappointed, get your ticket or tickets early and come enjoy two of
the most delightful nights of entertainment you will ever experience.
GAY CRAPHIES COOP . . . offers fast duplicating graphies, and photographic services.
We'll get in touch with you. Randy and Dick (Owners). . . for information contact Bill
Parry.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP
In the first issue of the "Classified," there were a few (would you believe quite a few)
errors. I want to thank alt my friends who so patiently pointed out each and every error
to me (what would I do without you??). . . The most talked about error was a mistske in
the spelling of a very famous swimming movie star of the early fifties (remember??)...
Just to show yrm that I'm not loo imponant to take criticism. I now publically and in
print admit my mistake and offer this correction Her name is not Spelled EASTER
WILLIAMS. IT is spelled EEASTER WILLYUMS thank you and Love
you.
BRUNCH AND TEA DANCE . .. EVERY SUNDAY
Come join us every Sunday for Brunch
from J 2:00 to 3:00
and then stay for the Tea Dane a
Featuring a Live Band
THE APPALOOSA
(that's the name of the band)
The Tea Dance has proven great fun and hai been welt nt i
by our friends.
So ... come on down
or
come on up . . . depending where you are at...
THE COST OF THE BRUNCH
$2.50
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW MISS AMERICA-1972
Miss Ann Margaret
and
The Awards Club of America
for a very successful show.

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