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 July 05, 2004
Off Topic: Charles Gillett on Conventions
Charles Gillett helped secure the Democratic National Convention for New York City in 1976. This is from the New York Times, February 17, 1974, og. 453:

"'American was founded at a convention,' notes Charles Gillett, the executive vice president of New York City's Convention and Visitors Bureau, though he fails to mention that Philadelphia, not the Big Apple, snared that one.

"Two centuries later the number of Americans who attend conventions each year runs into the millions. They attend as members of political parties; veterans' organizations; lodges; college fraternities; labor unions and, most of all, business and professional associations. 'Everybody,' as Gillett puts it, 'is a potential convention-goer.'"
Posted by Barry Popik
1970s: Big Apple Revival • (0) Comments • Monday, July 05, 2004 • Permalink