Chloe Ray Edmonson, “The Aristocrat of Harlem: Slumming Immersion and Intoxication in Prohibition-Era New York City,”Performance Research Journal(2018).


The resurgence of faux speakeasy bars (such as The Raines Law Room in Chelsea) and speakeasy-era entertainments (such as Cynthia von Buhler’s immersive theatre piece, Speakeasy Dollhouse) in New York City reproduces a certain ambience of an imagined historical era.