Antedating of "Discotheque"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 9 03:19:56 UTC 2012

discotheque (OED 1954)

1952 _Billboard_ 11 June 62/1 (Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive)  Paris has at least two "key club"-type "discotheque" niteries.  These are excusive intime bistros where diskophiles of all ages -- not just kids -- come to hear the latest platters (usually of advanced jazz techniques); and dance to them while having a post-theatre snack and drink.

Fred Shapiro

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