The public gained most of its “knowledge” about Elvira’s world from the press, popular fiction and, increasingly, the cinema. Here is a short example of Twickenham Studio’s take on a Mayfair nightclub. The decor is suitably Art Deco, note the attention paid  to the tubular steel chairs. However, you could have fitted about four clubs into the space shown and such an open display of gambling would have ensured a very brief life. One of the actresses,  Rene Ray, seen drinking a cocktail at the bar, was the Countess of Middleton and would have known the real thing.