Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories Summary
Joseph Mitchell (writer)

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Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories Summary

The book opens with a description of a saloon named "McSorley's." The saloon was probably the oldest in operation in the city at the time of the writing and the author, Joseph Mitchell, described the place and the regular customers in detail. From there, Mitchell moved on to tell the story of a woman named Mazie Gordon, who had spent most of her adult life working in a theater she owned as a...

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