Those who attended
the Stork Club in later years, and found it too crowded
to dance with fifteen hundred people on the floor, may
well wonder how more than four times that many even found
the room to breathe.
The growing popularity of television, the mobility of
the automobile, and the increasing affluence of Canadians
brought force the loss of its captive London and St. Thomas
In the early 1950's the Stork Club could well afford to
bring in a top ranking group and still make a profit. Only
a few years later entertainers such as Elvis Presley, the
Beatles or the Rolling Stones were far too expensive to
book into the dance hall. For the first time since it was
built, the ballroom could no longer provide its audiences
with the top stars in the music field.