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Mr Joseph Mouratt, owner of the Gallipoli Restaurant in Bishopsgate, City, explained: 'I have discovered that City gentlemen with their wives have different views about how near a belly dancer may dance. I have instructed the eleven dancers — five men and six women — how to behave. If there is a titled dignitary in the room they dance only on the stage.' Mr Mouratt added: 'If there are City sheriffs, aldermen or councillors they may dance within four feet. Bankers may be approached at two feet and insurance executives at one foot.'
From the Daily Mirror,
quoted in This England 1965-1968: Selections from the 'This England' column of the 'New Statesman', edited by Audrey Hilton.

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