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 August 14, 2016
“When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: ‘Whose?‘“

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Don Marquis
Donald Robert Perry Marquis (/ˈmɑːrkwɪs/ mar-kwis; July 29, 1878 in Walnut, Illinois – December 29, 1937 in New York City) was a humorist, journalist, and author. He was variously a novelist, poet, newspaper columnist, and playwright. He is remembered best for creating the characters “Archy” and “Mehitabel”, supposed authors of humorous verse. During his lifetime he was equally famous for creating another fictitious character, “the Old Soak,” who was the subject of two books, a hit Broadway play (1922–23), a silent movie (1926) and a talkie (1937).

2 June 1925, New York (NY) Herald Tribune, “The Lantern” by Don Marquis, pg. 16, col. 4:
When Croesus tells you he got rich through hard work ask him “Whose?”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Sunday, August 14, 2016 • Permalink