Famous Speech Friday: Aimee Semple McPherson's speech in a speakeasy
The Eloquent Woman
JUNE 17, 2011
But she did more than speak and promote her Pentecostal message. It was summarized in The New Yorker by author John Updike in 2007, writing about a biography of the preacher: In 1927, a month after the charges against her were dismissed in Los Angeles, she arrived in New York in furs and a yellow suit, and was taken to a prime watering spot of the Roaring Twenties, Texas Guinan's speakeasy, on Fifty-fourth Street. What do you think about her speaking?