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Hula Dance Craze Sweeps New York

October 23, 2009 |  4:00 am

Oct. 23, 1919, Briggs
Clare Briggs, “When a Feller Needs a Friend.”

Oct. 23, 1919, New York

Oct. 23, 1919, New York

Oct. 23, 1919: Harry Carr, one of The Times' best-known writers, files a series of vignettes from New York. He says that prohibition is lightly enforced and that it’s still easy to get a drink … and learning the hula is the latest dance craze. Carr writes about the riot over "Die Meistersinger" and says: "Life is never monotonous in a town filled with Irish."