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I appreciate that this article is correct when it talks about the Vapors being a classy club with Vegas-style entertainment. My former husband was the general manager of the Vapors in 1969 and 1970. I spent a few enjoyable evenings there. I dined in the three restaurants and was entertained in the huge area where the stage had wonderful stars gracing it. I remember meeting one of the Ames Brothers. My daughter, Gina, was an infant, and Mr. Ames was playing with her. I grabbed her as she was reaching for his hair, just in time. Otherwise, she could have possibly pulled the toupee off of Mr. Ames's head! My former husband's name was Don Chotikasilpa. He was a great manager and a fantastic chef.
Marina King
Slaton, TX