Disco Beat + Mad Mad Modes for Moderns Mondays by Jill Taylor and Tony Abruzzo!

"Hi, pussycats!"

I hope your week is off to a good start! I have for you today, a "You Can Be Beautiful!" editorial from Falling in Love #88 (January 1967) that will make you wish you had a time machine! In it, Jill Taylor tells readers about a newly opened discotheque in New York City -- the Cheetah. Boasting a dance floor, TV room, a library, and movie theaters, the club sounds like it was quite the place! Jill tells readers what types of fashions would be acceptable and though the attire is pretty much "anything goes," Jill recommends a "short-short little baby doll dress," and bell-bottoms in "wild paisley or stripes."

  The Cheetah also had a boutique!

The Cheetah also had a boutique!

"The modes are the greatest and the absolute wildest you can imagine."

Sure looks like it!

  1966 photo of the Cheetah boutique, as mentioned in Jill Taylor's column.

1966 photo of the Cheetah boutique, as mentioned in Jill Taylor's column.

Interestingly, the text of "Mad Mad Modes for Moderns" from the very same issue was credited to Jill Taylor (along with Tony Abruzzo as artist) in the lower right-hand corner. If I do manage to wrangle up that time machine to visit the Cheetah, I will be sure to swoop into the DC offices to see if Jill was a real person or merely someone's pen name!

  "Mad Mad Modes for Moderns"  Falling in Love  #88 (January 1967)

"Mad Mad Modes for Moderns" Falling in Love #88 (January 1967)