George E. Varounis

George E. Varounis was from Greece.  As a young boy he came to New York where he lived in poverty working as a newspaper boy on street corners. He got an education and went on to publish a book titled Dollars.  Just after WWI, George moved to Paris where he saw the need for a nightclub the thousands of Russian emigrants could call their own, so he opened the Chateau Caucasian.  This is where George gave Bob and Muriel their first job in Paris in early 1925.