A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 28, 2012
“Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular”

"Despite the high cost of living, it remains (very) popular” (or, “Despite the high cost of living, it remains a popular item") is a jocular statement that has been printed on bumper stickers and signs. “Despite the high cost of living, it remains a popular item” has been cited in print since at least 1993 and is of unknown authorship.


Encyclopedia of Discordia
From: (Chiaroscuro)
Date: 30 Nov 1993 01:28:50 -0600
(...)
Despite the high cost of living, it remains a popular item.

The Archive
34544 unique taglines - The Archive
Jan 23, 1994
(...)
Despite the high cost of living, it remains popular.

Google News Archive
27 May 1997, Herald-Journal (Spartanburg, SC), “The Stroller” by Lou Parris, pg. B1, col. 1:‎
Herald-Journal - May 27, 1997
Here are two nifty bumper stickers: “Despite The High Cost Of Living, It Remains Very Popular.” “Everyone Has A Photographic Memory. Some Just Don’t Have Film.”

Hardware Central
iam4u2nv
September 3rd, 1999 09:36 AM
(...)
“Despite the high cost of living it remains a popular item.”
- Anonymous

Google Books
Didn’t My Skin Used to Fit?
By Martha Bolton
Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House
2000
Pg. 63:
Despite the high cost of living, it remains a popular item. —Anonymous

Google Books
Dictionary of Proverbs
By Glenville Kleiser
New Delhi: A.P.H. Publishing Corporation
2005
Pg. 40:
Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.

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Despite The High Cost Of Living It Remains Popular painted primitive wood sign
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