Near East, Downeast.
"Vanishing Maine" piece about the craze for Near Eastern-themed interior decor in various clubs and theaters around Portland, including the Morocco Lounge, a dine-and-dance club in the Wadsworth Hotel on Portland's Preble Street in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, the State Theatre, and the Egyptian Room at the Eastland Hotel. With a very brief look at when and why the trend took hold, in Maine as well as in the rest of the country.
Morocco Lounge, Portland, Exoticism
Sargent, Colin W., "Near East, Downeast." (2013). Maine News Index – Portland Monthly. 887.