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 February 11, 2007
Dollars, Taxes (Dallas, Texas)

Did you ever hear “Dollars, Taxes” for Dallas, Texas? The joke comes from Chico Marx in the film Duck Soup (1933).


Internet Movie Database
Memorable Quotes from
Duck Soup (1933)

[Charles Middleton ....  Prosecutor (as Charles B. Middleton)]
[Chico Marx ....  Chicolini]
Prosecutor: Something must be done! War would mean a prohibitive increase in our taxes.
Chicolini: Hey, I got an uncle lives in Taxes.
Prosecutor: No, I’m talking about taxes - money, dollars!
Chicolini: Dollars! There’s-a where my uncle lives! Dollars, Taxes! 

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Sunday, February 11, 2007 • Permalink