Dil Pickle Club Versus K. K. K.


1845-1945, Trevor Blake

BISHOP FALLOWS RAKES K. K. K. BEFORE DILL PICKLE CLUB “The Ku Klux Klan strikes at the heart of American democracy; it is playing to men’s baser passions,” declared Bishop Samuel Fallows, presiding bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church, before 200 persons at the revived Dill Pickle club in Tooker alley, last night. A third […]

April 17, 2019

Seeing Bohemia in the Dill Pickle Club


1845-1945

Just north of Towertown, on the outskirts of the elegant Gold Coast, was the famous Dill Pickle Club, establish to provide a theater in which poets could recite their verses. [Founder Jack] Jones often found it necessary, however, to tailor the presentation for the audience that was present, and typical nightclub entertainment was not uncommon. […]

March 6, 2019

John Nichols Beffel at the Dill Pickle Club


1845-1945, Trevor Blake

John Nichols Beffel (1887 – 1973) was a journalist with sympathies to outsiders and anarchists. Among his many credits are pieces in the American Mercury, the Chicago Daily News, the Detroit Free Press, New Trends, the New York World, and the New York Herald Tribune among others. And, apparently, Cartoons Magazine for December 1911 (Volume […]

September 13, 2017