NIGHTCLUBS: The Birds Go There

When Leland Hayward and his third wife, Slim, were divorced last May, part of the settlement involved territorial rights in New York nightclubs, to avoid embarrassing encounters. Hayward, for example, was assigned one side of El Morocco, while Slim got the other side and the Champagne Room, too. Very few New Yorkers consider their nightclubs that important, but for a month now they have been hearing the din of a limited war over a 20-year-old police ordinance that requires nightclub employees—from entertainers to hat-check girls—to carry police identity cards. A Citizens'...

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