Wednesday, October 14, 2009

No alcohol for gay honeymooners

October 14, 1925

By wireless to the New York Times:

The newly married Prince Philipp of Hesse and Princess Mafalda of Italy are now in Berlin, where "they are leading a gay life during their honeymoon." They are abstaining from "all wines and alcoholic liquors and sticking strictly to water."
The couple have attended numerous shows, dancing parties and "other forms of amusement," in Berlin. They go alone, and have refused all invitations from German royalty, "preferring to use the days in shopping and sightseeing and in the evenings at amusement places, where they are gay but dry."

2 comments:

tancarvillle said...

How amusing, they were GAY BUT DRY. LOL

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Until the 1960s gay meant to be happy .. and dry meant to be alcohol-free. In fact, there are still dry counties in the USA, where you cannot purchase booze.