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 November 13, 2015
“If a musical takes off enough clothes in summer, it usually runs through winter”

Life magazine (a New York City humor magazine) in 1921 gave an interesting maxim for musical comedy:

“If a musical show takes off enough clothes in the summer it usually runs through the winter.”


Google Books
6 October 1921, Life magazine, “Life Lines,” pg. 6, col. 3:
If a musical show takes off enough clothes in the summer it usually runs through the winter.

Google Books
20,000 Quips & Quotes
By Evan Esar
New York, NY: Barnes & Noble Books
1995, ©1968
Pg. 732:
If a musical comedy takes off enough clothes in the summer, it usually runs through the winter.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Friday, November 13, 2015 • Permalink