from "U.S.A. Confidential"
by Jack Lait & Lee Mortimer
1950s the media was rife with "confidential" tabloids,
helping feed the public's need for gossip and scandal, and
Lait and Mortimer wrote volumes of it for many years.
"U.S.A. Confidential" roams from city to city yelling about
the unseemly sides, and that included mention of the
homosexual hangouts of the time.
have copy-and-pasted just the snippets with gay references in Texas
the entire Texas chapter, and also the snippets
about New Orleans and San Francisco
more about Houston's Pink Elephant
earliest "gay publication" that I have listing bars is
the International Gay
Guide, from 1965, and of the bars
mentioned in "USA Confidential," only the
Pink Elephant survived to have an entry there
Coffee Shop was located at 1301 Main