The enforcing of the war prohibition law has thrown many violinists out of work. Especially is this the case in large hotels, where orchestras or a company of entertainers were invariably maintained in the grill rooms. Since intoxicating drinks cannot now be served in such places, the hotel proprietors have dispensed with the music. A great many female violinists and 'cellists made their living playing in these grill rooms, earning from $25 to $50 a week. They will now have to look for other engagements.
THE ETUDE MUSIC MAGAZINE – May 1920