Clubs: The Penguins

Among the menagerie of men's organizations, the Elks, Eagles and Moose may have the edge in membership, but when it comes to elegance, manners and good breeding, none can outclass the Metropolitan Opera Club. Nicknamed "The Penguins," because its members wear white tie and tails, the club is the last vestige of the courtly pomp and pageantry that once attended grand opera. Last week members sipped champagne and dined beneath crystal chandeliers in their sumptuous clubroom in the new Met, then adjourned to their two tiers of box seats to hear Die...

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