Greenwich Village 1949: Under the Mink, a novel by Lisa E. Davis

Join author Lisa E. Davis as she discusses Under the Mink, a novel about New York City in the good old days (1949) and entertainers who worked in drag, when that got you jail time instead of a TV show. A short film and many unique images will be presented of these real-life entertainers of yesteryear!

“In the netherworld of Greenwich Village 1949, it’s drag queens and hookers against Mafiosi, crooked cops and other assorted thugs in Lisa E. Davis’s Under the Mink: When a gay man from a wealthy publishing family is murdered in the restroom of the Candy Box Club cabaret, drag king Blackie Cole gets caught in a web of danger and intrigue. Davis captures the decadence of New York’s pre-Stonewall gay scene and the constant abuse that the men and women who comprised it were subjected to. The strength they find in one another while being scapegoated by the media, the police and just about everyone else is inspiring.” ~Publishers Weekly

Lisa E. Davis has lived in Greenwich Village for many years and loves to write about it. This is her first novel. Other high points in her life include meeting Fidel Castro and almost drowning in the Colorado River. Visit

Thursday, September 24, 2015
6:30 pm

Jefferson Market Library, 6th Avenue at 10th Street