Matador opened in 1958, Bennett Cerf called it “the most attractive room in
America.” Part saloon, part salon, Barnaby Conrad’s nightclub was nestled in
the heart of San Francisco’s cabaret and nightlife district. On any given
night, one might find Noël Coward, Marilyn Monroe, Truman Capote, Frank
Sinatra, Ava Gardner, or Tyrone Power in the club or might hear Duke Ellington,
Art Tatum, Eva Gabor, George Shearing, or André Previn take over the piano.
In Name Dropping,
Barnaby Conrad vibrantly evokes this bygone era. Charming, personable, and
witty, the author is both celebrity and fan as he shares vivid, hilarious, and
surprising anecdotes, delightfully dropping famous names all the while. Download and start listening now!