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|4 years 18 weeks ago||Bimbo's in the 60's||
Bimbo's in the mid-60's, about ''64/'65, was split in have by a half-wood/half-curtain. The other half was a coffeehouse called The Golden Vanity, owned and operated by Ted Kistler & Jim Brignall, folk duo "The Campus Singers." Singers like Josh White, Jr., and Ed McCurdy appeared there. Monday night was Hootenanny/Open Mike night.
Coffee was regular - $1/cup; Cappucino was regular (out of an industrial coffeemaker) with Nestle's chocolate added -- I think it was $1.50. Pizza from Bimbo's could be ordered, as could anything else from Bimbo's. Frequently heard as "Blowin' in the Wind" and all other Movement/Protest Songs were sung were "Hold the anchovies" and "Double cheese."
Sadly, the Vanity didn't last too long (a year or two at the most ... it's been so long I can't remember). Brignall was a full-time Harvard Law student; Ted was a would-be (and did become) actor/singer on his own (fantastic one, too). The place was open 6 nights a week, and it was hard to fill the place as it was hard to get to class and still go out at night back then. (I, myself, was an EMU-girl.)