The first female member was Helene Hays (1989) and the Club houses the personal liberary of booth which is the largest private collection in the world dedicted to the theater.Many universities use the liberary for reserch.
The "97"year old gentelmen who took us was Robert C Schnitzer
Mr S was a very prominent Stage manager in his time and sits on the board of the club.
The brownstone is covered from top to bottom with amazing 1 of a kind art work and many,many costumes worm by Mr Booth over 100 years ago.
Mr Shcnitzer donated the original steel armour helmut worn in Cerano de Bergerac.
There is a huge humidor holding the worlds finest cigars and a very impressive wine celler.
We had cocktails,then dinner (no great shakes) and then a show.It was a reading from Guys and Dolls from the broadway cast.This theater is actually in the home.
We finished with Port and cigars,caught the MTA home :)
I wish I could tell you all the artist work (there was a Hirshfeld of Booth) the only Hirshfeld ever done on a dead person.
Cool time,great history