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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 30, 2015
“A hospital is no place to be sick”

Entry in progress—B.P.
Wikipedia: Samuel Goldwyn
Samuel Goldwyn (born Szmuel Gelbfisz (Yiddish: שמואל גלבפֿיש‎); August 17 1879 – January 31, 1974), also known as Samuel Goldfish, was a Jewish Polish American film producer. He was most well known for being the founding contributor and executive of several motion picture studios in Hollywood. His awards include the 1973 Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1947, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1958.
Samuel Goldwyn was also known for malapropisms, paradoxes, and other speech errors called ‘Goldwynisms’ (“A humorous statement or phrase resulting from the use of incongruous or contradictory words, situations, idioms, etc.”) being frequently quoted. For example, he was reported to have said, “I don’t think anybody should write his autobiography until after he’s dead.” and “Include me out.”
IMDb.com (The Internet Movie Database)
Samuel Goldwyn
A hospital is no place to be sick.
Google Books
A Biography of the Man Behind the Myth

By Arthur Marx
New York, NY: Ballantine Books
1977, ©1976
Pg. 297:
A week later Sam was sitting up in bed and feeling strong enough to complain to Frances and the doctor, “A hospital is no place to be sick. I am dying of boredom in this place.”
Google Books
Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations
By Gyles Brandreth
New York, NY: Oxford University Press
Pg. 197:
A hospital is no place to be sick.
Sam Goldwyn 1882–1974 American film producer: Arthur Marx Goldwyn (1976)
The Globe and Mail (Canada)
Irish bulls might be pregnant with truths
Contributed to The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Sep. 06, 2010 5:00AM EDT
Last updated Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 4:25PM EDT
Alternate names for this phenomenon are “Goldwynism” and “Berraism” because of the penchant of movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn and former baseball player Yogi Berra for this type of declaration.
Goldwyn “allegedly” made all of the following statements:
A hospital is no place to be sick.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Wednesday, September 30, 2015 • Permalink

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