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

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Entry from April 12, 2016
“There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else”

American humorist and illustrator Don Herold (1889-1966) was quoted in Life magazine in January 19, 1922:

“There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe.”

The quotation has been included is several books of quotations about cities.


Wikipedia: Don Herold
Don Herold (July 9, 1889 – June 1, 1966) was an American humorist, writer, illustrator, and cartoonist who wrote and illustrated many books and was a contributor to national magazines. He was born in Bloomfield, Indiana to Otto F. Herold and Clara Dyer Herold. He graduated from high school in 1907 and went on to the Art Institute of Chicago until 1908 when he transferred to the Indiana University. He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and in 1913 he graduated with an AB degree. He married Katherine Porter Brown on August 12, 1916, and they had two children; one of whom was the writer Doris Herold Lund. He lived in Los Angeles in the 1920s and 1930s and New York City from 1940 to 1962.

Google Books
19 January 1922, Life magazine, “New York,” pg. 4, col. 1:
There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe.
***
Life is not as ponderous as the New York Times would have it seem.
Don Herold.

25 November 1926, Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner, pg. 4, col. 1:
CHUCKLES BY DON HEROLD
Don Herold, the cartoonist and humorist, who writes a weekly column for The Standard-Examiner, is the author of a new book, “There Ought to Be a Law,” published by E. F. Dutton and Company. The new work is full of humor in words and sketches. Here are a few of the epigrams found therein:
(...) (Col. 2—ed.)
There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe.

Google Books
The Modern Handbook of Humor
By Ralph Louis Woods
New York, NY: McGraw-Hill
1967
Pg. 389:
There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe. — Don Herald

Google Books
America in Quotations
By Bahman Dehgan
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc.
2003
Pg. 42:
There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe.—Don Herold, 1889–1966: Evan Esar (ed.) The Dictionary of Humorous Quotations (1949)

Google Books
1001 Greatest Things Ever Said about New York
By C. J. Sullivan
Guilford, CT: Lyons Press
2006
Pg. 216:
There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe. — Don Herold

NY Daily Quote
Monday, June 16, 2014
Sense and Sophistication
“There is more sophistication and less sense in New York than anywhere else on the globe.”
Don Herold, The Modern Handbook of Humor

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