Music: Moved from Montmartre

After an hour he left and strolled toward Montmartre, up the Rue Pigalle into the Place Blanche . . . He passed a lighted door from which issued music, and stopped with the sense of familiarity; it was Bricktop's, where he had parted with so many hours and so much money . . . —Babylon Revisited

F. Scott Fitzgerald was not the only American to part with "so many hours and so much money" in Bricktop's. From 1924 to 1939, until war drove her home to the U.S. for a while, Bricktop (real name: Ada Smith du Congé), a West Virginia-born Negro...

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