Please note: The domain name of the sender has been changed to
"chez" but you can still click on the address and send that
person an email. This is to protect you from sick spammers who scan the
web for email addresses.
Email with all capital letters are difficult to read and takes up too
much space. they will not be posted on this site.
If you will note, it has been almost a year since I posted anything. I
was getting so much spam from the site, that I discontinued opening
them. Spammers- Go Home!! If I feel you are legit I will
post it. Give me a hint about the club that spammers wouldn't know and I
will know you are okay. Also, I will no longer post your email address.
I will post responses under your posted email. Sorry about the
idiots in this world. If you don't want your phone number on the site,
Let me know.
- Sandy Singer -
email@example.com WAPB RADIO Nashville, TN
My folks started taking me to the Chez when I was 12 years old. I have
been in radio and TV all my life. Peggy Blade told me about this Site.
I was a friend and student of her dad, incredible pianist, Jimmy Blade,
husband of one of your adorable Adorables. My URL is now
www.SandySinger.biz Check out.
Brownie, Pamela -
Organizaton: Brownie Points Communications
City: Chicago, Illinois
Hi I am the daughter of Lou Brownie who was the Monday night
orchestra leader at the Chez Paree. My dad, who passed away about 12
years ago told many wonderful stories about the Chez and I remember him
speaking of Mr. Medlevine. My dad's name is on a plaque in the hallway
of that building and years back I met Mr. Schatz who invited my
stepmother and I up to his office to see memorabilia. I also attended a
revival event prior to that. I love this website. My dad would tell a
great story about Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin who had lines around the
block and Jerry said, come on in and the crowds surged in and Jerry
jumped on the tables, leaping from one to another. There are more
stories to tell. My dad was very proud of is working at the Chez Paree
and said it helped make his career which was a long one. He would talk
about Sophie Tucker. About an evening when all the generals of the army
came in together. And many more stories. When we visited Las Vegas in
1971, we stayed at the Riviera because I remember that Dingy Halpert was
the owner. We went to shows there and my dad said that many of the Chez
Paree waiters were there and we visited with them. He also would talk
about the Chez Paree Adorables. Thanks for this website. Hope to read
more from you.
02/072008 - Neville, Mary -
Organizaton: just me
City: Chicago, IL
I remember hearing when I was a kid, maybe 10 or 11 years old, that
George Liberace was performing at the Chez Paree. This was around
1959. The big thing that stuck with me all these years is that someone
stole his incredibly valuable violin!!! I wonder if he ever got it
back. Also I walk past the old building on Fairbanks all the time. Now
I see it's the Pritzker military library. That's all! Wish I could
have personally experienced it!
- Grindas, John and Julie - Wake Forest, NC - 919 562-7358
Julie and I were living in Davenport in late 1959 when we visited the
club. There is an amusing story about that night (Martin and Rossi were
the warm up and Nat Cole was starring). Julie was quite pregnant and I
was not quite drunk. If you wish the whole story, please let me know. It
is a cute one.
Response: John: Be delighted to hear the
whole story. I may post it, with your permission.
Spies, Mike - firstname.lastname@example.org
My grandfather passed away in December. After he died, I learned
that he once sang for the Gay Claridge Orchestra which frequently played
at Chez Paree in Chicago. I am looking for more information about The
Gay Claridge Orchestra shows from the late thirties and early forties
that took place in the Chicago area. If anyone knows anything about
them, please feel free to contact me. Thank you in advance
Note if you want this email left on the site send it with small letters.
This will be removed on 02/15/06 JAUW, MO - MOBCSAM@chez.NET
HAVE SAME LITHOS 773-8782228
I HAVE BOTH THE VERY SAME PRINTS I BOUGHT AT AN ANTIQUE GALLERY
IN TOWN AND AM ALSO TRYING TO GET INFO AND THEIR CURRENT VALUES. HOW
MUCH DID YOU PAY AND ARE THEY EMBOSSED TRUE LITHOS. PLEASE CALL AS I DO
NOT FREQUINT THE WEB
01/04/06 Hill, Dan - email@example.com
I have a silver dollar sized silver
token with 100 on the bottem,with your Chez Paree crest, is it of
interest to anyone. Thanx, Dan
Jacobson, Nancy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chatsworth, Ca 818-407-7188
I have two Chez Paree coins, thay are about the size
of a half dollar and are gold in color with the Chez Pree emblem and 100
on the bottom of the coin. Do you know if they have any value. I would
also like to know what they were used for. Thank You
12/23/05 underwood, alicia -
email@example.com west dundee,
my mother appeared at the chez pare when she
was very young i had a picture of her with jimmy dirante and
other celebs with a group of soldiers she was in a pesant costume
she was a ballarina. i misplaced this photo and really would
like a copy thanks alice
12/13/05 KABAT, BETTY
- firstname.lastname@example.org Sun City West,
hello...I am Betty Kabat Arliskas, I am a Chez Paree
Adorable from the 1940's. I have many pictures, many meneories & I
will be in touch soon. Kindly, B
Julius - JMachnikow@chez.net
City: Chicago, Illinois
My grandmother's first cousin was Bonnie
Lee Duffy Dispenza, she was a Chez Paree adorable in the early 40's
probably. Does anyone remember her? I could send a photograph
Lawrence - email@example.com
Did Jane Froman ever perform at the Chez, if so when ? Thanks and
Good Luck. LIR
11/30/05 Tamara, Joyce
City: Los Angeles, CA
I spent a magical evening at the
Chez Paree when I was 4 or 5 years old, around 1955 or 1956. Thank God
my parents couldn't find a baby sitter! I remember seeing a beautiful
woman sing "Tina the Ballerina" and it made a great impression
on me. Does anyone know who she was and was she a dancer as well as a
singer? - Joyce
11/30/05 Falkenstein, Glenn
City: Los Angeles, Ca
My father, Louis Falkenstein, was the operater, and one of the
owners of the Hi Hat Club. I'm enjoying your web-site. If I
can help you with your project feel free to contact me. I did
attend opening night of Martin and Lewis at the Chez, with Dad and
Mother. I remember seeing Willy Shore there too. Willy was a
regular at the Hi Hat for about 10 years, but took the week off because
Joe E. Lewis was doing the week at the Hi Hat. I have a couple of
checks paid to singer Helen Morgan, which shows how much stars were paid
in those days! Anyway, good luck on your project...Glenn Falkenstein.
11/30/05 Singer, Sandy - SinatraDJfirstname.lastname@example.org WAPB RADIO Nashville, TN
My folks started taking me to the Chez when I was 12 years old. I
have been in radio and TV all my life. Check out www.SandySinger.com
Peggy Blade told me about this Site. I was a friend and student of
her dad, incredible pianist, Jimmy Blade, husband of one of your
Sheila - email@example.com
City: Salem, OR
November 11, 2005 Dear Sirs: Can you forward this message to Mrs. Decker. Thanks ahead,
Sheila Kalafsky This is for Janet Decker: We have the very same picture that you
posted on this site, by Josef Nuytens. I've done quite a bit of
research on his art, his life and am wondering if you are interested in
purchasing our picture which is the very same image by this artist. We were going to put it up on Ebay, but saw your post in our research of
Mr. Nuytens. Please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
PS: The picture was found behind a very old mirror that came from
Chicago and I presume it was from Chez Paree but am not sure.
nuyttens hataway, linda - email@example.com
Organizaton: Someone In Time, Digital Video Productions, Inc.
was looking over your webste on my great grandfather Pierre
Nuyttens The family has several etchings and oils.If you are
intrested in finding more on him you may email me.
Claywell, Jo - firstname.lastname@example.org
I am trying to find any information concerning Alan Dodd, who sang
at the Chez sometime during the 1930's. His real name was Harry
Alan Parkinson, but I believe he used the stage name Alan Dodd. I
realize this isn't much information, but thought I would give it a try.
Any help would be appreciated
katz1, marilyn - email@example.com
chicago, illinois 312-953-1225
I grew up at the Chez with my dad
Phil Katz who was a confidante of these guys. WOuld be interested
in knowing more.
McInturff, Wanda-Lou - firstname.lastname@example.org
I am asking that you add your prayers to mine for Robin Carter, daughter
of Maurice Medlevine. Robin lost her home to Katrina & her job
and three weeks later, found out she has Acute Leukemia and is in the
Jackson University Hospital, Jackson, Mississippi.
Webb, Steven - email@example.com
Whitesboro, TX 903-564-7454
I have been a fan of the 1940s all my life. I work for an
investments firm that researches commercial property and business
opportunities for hard money investors. A business associate and I
have discussed creating a reproduction 40s era entertainment
establishment. I would be very interested in knowing the floor
plan and layout of this historic establishment. I am trying to
estimate what will be necessary for my planned undertaking to get off
the ground. Any reply is greatly appreciated. Thank you in
advance. Steve Webb, Texas
Ignowski, Bob - firstname.lastname@example.org
Schiller park , Illinois
I would like to know if 610 N Fairbank is the only Address the
chez paree had in chicago or if they had another address. Thank
08/24/05 Hill, Jamie C. - Purrfectpurrs@chez.com
Purrfect Purrs Olde Tyme Siamese
City: Winter Park, Florida 407-312-4636
zzI modeled for Pierre many times and as a gift he did a rather large
portrait of me which I treasure to this day. He used to take me to
Chez Paree many times. I remember the band of Lou Breeze, with
whom I am close friends with his daughter and I remember seeing Sophie
It was a grand place with the style and the flamboincy of a true
nightculb. Small Stage, BIG acts.
Rona - email@example.com
Los Angeles, CA - 310-276-2121
My mother was a Chez Paree Adorable around 1940-1942. She
used the name Evelyn Lynn or Evelyn Leely. Nee Evelyn Levy.
She was probaly one of the shortest dancers they every had. About
5" 3 or 3 1/2 inches But an excellent acrobat. She is now 84 years
old. She met my father Harold Schneider there. I have been trying to
find a Chez website for quite a while. Do the Adorable have any
04/23/2004 King, Gary - gking@chez.COM
The University of Oklahoma football team was in Chicago to play
Northwestern in their opening game of the 1959 season, and, while dining
at the Chez Paris, several members of the team became extremely ill with
food poisoning. Everyone suspected the local gamblers of sabotaging the
OU team, Based upon the certain people who got the food poising -
basically those players on the first two teams.
When the OU players went into the restaurant, the
waitress took them to meet this older gentleman who was sitting with a
very good looking young girl. She wanted to meet all the Oklahoma
players, and she asked them what positions they played.
When the team was finally seated, they began serving the
food to particular individuals instead of serving straight down the
line. Within about thirty minutes the OU players were in the
bathroom vomiting their guts out. Two days later they lost to Ara
Parseghian's Northwestern team 45-13. Apparently the gamblers were
05/18/2004 - Krulish,
James - OartelKrulish@chez.Com
Costumer for Chez was Maybelle Shearer - her husband always
delivered the costumes to the Chez and one delivery was murdered.
Don't remember details - can probably be checked through the police
department. The elevator only run one floor was set up to think
you were going up or down - it ran very slowly. I saw Mae
West there with her "boys" and Sophie Tucker. The Chez
Paree Adorables were very pretty and sexy and were good dancers. Be glad
to share any other information I can come up with.
THE BILLBOARD, Vol.
XLIV, No. 44,- Oct0ber 29, 1932
Mike Fritzel To Open New Chi Night Club - CHICAGO, Oct. 22 - Mike J.
Fritzel, for many years conspicuous in the cafe field here and formerly
operator of the Arsonia and the Friar's Cafe, has leased the former
quarters of the CHEZ PIERRE CAFE on the near North Side, for five years
from January 1, 1933, for a total rental of $51,233.
Fritzel intends to open an elaborate night club on the premises. The
work of remodeling has already started and the place will be done over
in modernistic design at a reported cost of $35,000.
Fritzel's Friars' Inn was padlocked by the federal authorities in 1926,
and his Arsonia Cafe met a similiar fate in 1928.
BILLBOARD Magazine, Apr. 20, 1935
CHICAGO, April 13. - The Chez Paree, one of the
town's most popular night spots, will close June 15 for a couple of
months during which time extensive remodeling and rebuilding will take
place. It is planned to eliminate several posts in the large room
and enlarge it by taking the space now occupied by several smaller
rooms. It is said that a penthouse will be erected on the roof for
private parties. During the alterations Mike Fritzel and Joey
Jacobsen, operators of the Chez Paree, will vacation in Atlantic City
and the East.