Last weekend, the Beehive was transformed
for one magical evening into The Four Deuces,
a swanky 1920's speakeasy packed with
gangsters, flappers and feuding singing stars.
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Several murders took place, none of which were adequately solved, but all of which were executed (cough) with Oscar-worthy acting skills. Bribery, extortion, theft, intrigue, bootleg grapefruit soda, fake cigarettes... we had it all, baby. HUGE fun. So much fun that we may just have to do it again.
Don "Big Jim" Ravioli (badder than he looks, trust us) arrives with his sweet (or is she?) young wife Carrie Crooner-Ravioli. Winners of two awards, the coveted Best Couple Award, even though they were both dead for most of their marriage (Big Jim demanded the award, and since he would have killed us had we not given it to them, well...) and also Al Capone's special Most Enduring Couple Award (we found Al dead behind the sofa shortly after that little wisecrack, but hey, that sort of thing is all in a day's work for a guy like Big Jim).
(We ::cough:: include this bonus shot of the Raviolis for our own personal safety... because Big Jim demanded we take more pictures of him and his lovely wife than we took of the other guests, and because we are very, very afraid.)
Guests mingle amiably... for a little while anyway...
The dashing Don Wannabe and his luscious wife MeMe, the famous matchmaker, hosts and owners of The Four Deuces...
Vanessa Crooner, winner of the auspicious Best Actor Award, grieving the murder of her beloved daughter and protege Carrie.
US Congressman Darrin Toosteal on the campaign trail... again...
Rebecca Ravioli, winner of the Best Costume Award AND The Murderess (gasp!), and Sly Sleeze, horse race bookie extraordinaire, who was just... well, THE BEST, period. (We are The Sly Sleeze Fan Club headquarters, oh yeah. Which means we always win big at the races.)
And other guests too gorgeous for words... Vicki Ravioli, Donna Wannabe, big bad Al Capone himself, and Capo "Toto" Tequila...
The Inspector Nutella Neville escorts the incomparable Baroness Ravioli
Chicago Mayor Nick Charleston and his mysterious socialite wife Nora, doting patron of...
...the brilliant rising star, Roxie Ravioli
Who invited the Blues Brothers?
And finally, a trip to Starbucks afterward, in costume... yeah, people stared at us. More fun than is legal in most states.