31 The Sportsman’s was the first disco of its type in Korea, bringing in DJs from the Armed Forces Network Radio. Casey didn’t have the duty-free license, but that meant he could al- low anybody in. His partner was Korean cham- pionship boxer Hong Soo-hwan, a big favorite of President Park Chung-hee’s, which meant it was difficult for anyone to touch Casey. Al Green, DJ David Jensen, “Shaft” actor Richard Roundtree, Jacqueline Bisset and Leif Garrett all visited the Sportsmen’s Club, he says. Lon, who requested his surname be omitted, says it was the most exciting, and exclusive, club in the area. “At the front door you’d have Tom, or a goon or two he’d hired, who would stand there with an ugly stick,” Lon says. They would decide who could come in. “There were good-looking people in there, so it felt good if you got in.” Robert Neff is now a writer on Joseon histo- ry, but in the early 1980s, he was stationed in Korea with the U.S. Army. He describes Itae- won then as “dirty and sex-filled.” “I remember going to a couple of sex shows there,” Neff says. “They were all illegal obvi- ously. I remember the girls would go up on the stage and kind of strip down — they wouldn’t totally strip down — and they’d have guys come up on stage and lightly play with them and stuff.” The main curfew ended in the early 1980s, but other curfews would come and go — both for the general public and for the GIs. Neff says the curfews didn’t work “because everybody just got drunk earlier. It made it even wilder because by 11:30, everyone was trying to scramble for rooms. People did des- perate things. (If) you didn’t have a room, you would just go with anybody.” Neff says that they were offering entice- ments to stay on base, too. “On base, you had the ‘steam and creams’ as a way of curtailing GIs from going off post.” They stopped around 1988, reportedly after a general’s wife found out about them. “They were on all the Amer- ican bases around Korea, and basically you would go in for a massage, and the massage had a happy ending.” His sergeant told him to make his way there when he first arrived; they were right next to the barracks. “There were a lot of efforts to keep the GIs from going off- post to seek entertainment.” tHere were no pubs or restaurants in itaewon in tHe 1960s. tHe americans got tHeir food and drinK on tHe base. but tHere was plenty of sex.