This menu is for a dinner dance held in honor of Miss Helen Gratz on November 10th, 1922 at 23 Portland Place. La Chauve-Souris, a famous touring vaudeville review from Russia led by Nikita Balieff, provided the entertainment. Just north of Forest Park, Portland Place is a private street of elegant homes established by many of Saint Louis’s wealthiest and most powerful residents. Built in 1892, the Italian Renaissance style ‘Thornburgh Mansion’ was designed by the local architectural firm of Eames and Young.
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