Many Called, but Few Were Seated
Here are a few links for Levi's digs while away:
Monkey Bar is THE resto on East 54th Street. A breathtaking journey into New York's publishing royalty where the air is as exquisite as the 40's dark luxury decor.
The Hotel Elysee, home to novelists, actors, athletes and playwrights -- Tennessee Williams lived and died there.
Finally, there was the restaurant, which can be entered through either the lobby or the bar. ``I remember seeing Tennessee Williams in here, about 1976,'' recalled one of my dinner guests. ``He was eating dinner and....
Monkeying Around With Edward Sorel
See, Hear & Speak No Evil
Where: The Monkey Bar, 60 E. 54th Street
- Cuisine: American
- Vibe: Swanky supper club
- Occasion: Stargazing; see and be seen. Impress your date.
- Don't Miss: Monkey bread, Nora's meatloaf, sticky toffee pudding
- Price: Appetizers, $13; entrees, $25; dessert, $9
Laws of the Jungle Apply *** Inside Monkey Bar
Currently celebrating its 80th anniversary, this legendary bar has been frequented by such luminaries as Tallulah Bankhead, Joe DiMaggio, Tennessee Williams, Marlon Brando and Ava Gardner. The overall ambiance taps into the location's unique history and features executive chef Julian Claus Ehlers array of American and Continental cuisine. Monkey Bar and Grill was voted the No. 1 bar in New York by Gourmet Magazine's latest readers' poll.
The New York Post reported on July 25, 2009:
LEVI JOHNSTON OVERPROTECTED AT MONKEY BAR
They hadn't seen anything as big as Alaska before? "two of the biggest, burliest bodyguards
would be Rex Butler and Tank Jones.
Levi Johnston does need protection from the unrelenting hacks that are released when the Sarah Palin brand thinks there is a threat and their lies will be exposed.