Originally Posted by GreenFrog
What did $5 worth of food get you back then?
A lot. I seem to remember soup, lo mein, and a pork dish. But that's $5 per person, so my Dad was spending $10. Decent money back then.
Originally Posted by edmorel
50 years ago you could get a 4 hands massage with release for $5.
50 years ago, I was too young for that kind of stuff ( barely
) But I remember "older guys" talking about $10 girls on the Bowery. And Clinton and Delancey ( 2 blocks from our apartment ) was very different then. Had a few working girls.
Think of Jodie Foster in the movie Taxi Driver. I guess that takes place in the late 60s, or early 1970s. Harvey Keitel was a LES pimp and Foster was his main girl, and she went for about $20 Is that about right?