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George Remus, bootlegger (book)

Bob Batchelor, The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius (Diversion Books and Kindle, 2019).  Batchelor teaches in the Department of Media Journalism and Film, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Slumming and intoxication in Prohibition-era New York City (article)

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

Abstract:

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.