Story: Men and women in the city

Cabaret crowd

Cabaret crowd

Cities generally become more sexually charged at night, when people lower their inhibitions and seek to have a good time. Dances were a popular way for people to meet potential short- or long-term partners. This 1954 photograph of Wellington’s Majestic Cabaret highlights the style and glamour of such events in the mid-20th century.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Frantisek Folprecht Collection
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Caroline Daley, 'Men and women in the city - Nights, sex and love', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 July 2024)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 11 Mar 2010