Those Were the Gays: Nightlife in Johannesburg, in the mid-1950s



From a pamphlet called “Johannesburg Hotel Guide/Hotelgids”, issued by the Johannesburg Publicity Association/Johannesburgse Publisiteitsvereniging, in the mid-1950s or thereabouts.

I picked up this little piece of Johannesburgia for next to nothing at a book sale, which wasn’t much of a bargain, considering that it was once given away for nothing.

Still, it does provide a valuable insight into how Joburg has changed over the last fifty years or so, in more ways than one.




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