"Actually, the "Bohemians" the club is named for were originally New York newspaper reporters. Pretty much an American construction based on appreciation of French counterculture of the 1840s. (It would appear the French though…"
"It's worse than that. The original full members of the Bohemian Club were San Francisco newspaper reporters. Not so much a counter-culture group, but more a private after work hangout for the working press. Artists and musicians were allowed as…"