The Krazy Kat Klub | A Bohemian Cafe & Speakeasy / No. 3 Green Court, Washington DC (1921)

"The Krazy Kat Klub" (1921)

The Krazy Kat Klub was a Bohemian cafe, speakeasy and nightclub that operated at No. 3 Green
 Court near Washington, D.C.'s Thomas Circle during the early decades of the 20th century. The 
club was run by portraitist and theatrical scenic designer Cleon "Throck" Throckmorton and 
its name was borrowed from the title character of a comic strip ^ that was popular at the time.

"The Krazy Kat Klub" (1921)

The Krazy Kat Klub’s entrance was in an alley that led out to Massachusetts Avenue, and during 1921 
the entrance door bore a small sign reading "The Krazy Kat" along with a chalk-written warning 
at the top of the door that read, “All soap abandon ye who enter here.” The club included
 both an indoor dance floor and an outdoor courtyard for al fresco dining and art exhibitions. 
The courtyard featured a small tree-house, accessed by a ladder. The Club was also the site of painting classes during the 1920s.

"The Krazy Kat Klub" (1921)

In 1919, a reporter for the Washington Post described the Krazy Kat Klub as being 
"something like a Greenwich Village coffee house", featuring "gaudy pictures created 
by futurists and impressionists". 
It was also mentioned in the published diary of Washington, DC resident Jeb Alexander, who 
wrote that the club was a "Bohemian joint in an old stable up near Thomas Circle . . . 
[a gathering place for] artists, musicians, atheists (and) professors.

"The Krazy Kat Klub" (1921)

The Krazy Kat Klub was raided by the police several times during the Prohibition period.
 One raid in February 1919 was reported as having interrupted a brawl inside the club, during
which a shot was fired. The raid resulted in the arrests of 22 men and three women, described
 in a Washington Post report of February 22 as "self-styled artists, poets and actors, and 
some who worked for the government by day and masqueraded as Bohemians by night".

"The Krazy Kat Klub" (1921)

 "The Krazy Kat Klub" (1921)

George Herriman, Krazy Kat, 1913-44

^ Krazy Kat (aka Krazy & Ignatz) is an newspaper comic strip by cartoonist George Herriman (1880–1944), which 
ran from 1913 to 1944. Krazy was a sweet, innocent Kat who was blindly in love with Ignatz, a bad tempered mouse.


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  1. Denny "Dinty" Curtis, Art Landry & his Orchestra / Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue / 1925
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqYJjA4aYXM

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