Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville Excavating Manhattan's Lost Places of Leisure

ISBN-10: 0814727638

ISBN-13: 9780814727638

Edition: 2009

Authors: David Freeland

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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 8/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Michael D. White is Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University and Associate Director of the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety at ASU. He is co-editor of Race, Ethnicity and Policing: New and Essential Readings and author of Current Issues and Controversies in Policing .David Freelandis a writer who specializes in music history and popular culture. He is a contributing writer to the weeklyNew York Press, and his articles and criticism have also appeared in music magazines includingAmerican Songwriter,Relix, andGoldmine. He is the author ofLadies of Soul, a history of under-recognized female vocalists from the 1960s, and wrote the introduction, supplementary articles, and over 100 entries for Schirmers reference workBakers Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians. He lives in New York City.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chinatown, Chatham Square, and the Bowery
A Round for the Old Atlantic (The Atlantic Garden)
Chinatown Theater (The 1893 Chinese Theater)
Union Square and the East Village
A Roof with a View (American Mutoscope Studio)
Caretakers of Second Avenue (Hebrew Actors' Union)
The Tenderloin
If You Can Make 'Em Cry (Tin Pan Alley)
Tenderloin Winners and Losers (Shang Draper's Gambling House)
Harlem
A Theater of Our Own (The Lincoln Theater)
Rise and Fall of the Original Swing Street (West 133rd Street)
Times Square
The Strike Invisible (Horn & Hardart's Original New York Automat)
Last Dance at the Orpheum (The Orpheum Dance Palace)
Nights of Gladness (Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe)
Epilogue
A Note on Sources
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
Figures
The former Baby Grand, 319 West 125th Street, 2008
The Atlantic Garden during its vaudeville years, early 1890s
The Atlantic Garden, 2008
Interior of the Chinese Theater, 1896
Doyers Street, with the former Chinese Theater building, 2008
Filming at the American Mutoscope rooftop studio, 1897
The former American Mutoscope rooftop, 2008
Membership cards from the Hebrew Actors' Union, 1921 and 1993
The Hebrew Actors' Union, 31 East 7th Street, 2008
Tin Pan Alley during its peak years, early 1900s
View of the buildings of Tin Pan Alley, numbers 55 through 47, 2008
Tenderloin scene, perhaps the "cork room" of Koster & Bial's, 1890s
Shang Draper's former gambling house, 6 West 28th Street
The Lincoln Theater, 1916
Side view of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, the former Lincoln Theater, 2008
133rd Street nightclub as photographed by Andreas Feininger, 1940
Basement level of 168 West 133rd Street, once Pod's and Jerry's Log Cabin, 2008
Times Square Automat, 1914
Remnant of decorative ceiling, Times Square Automat, 2006
Orpheum dancers, 1936
Orpheum Dance Palace, 2005
Diamond Horseshoe patrons, early 1940s
Diamond Horseshoe window case in front of Paramount Hotel, 2007
Second floor of the former Nest Club building, 169 West 133rd Street, 2007
Maps
Bowery/Chinatown, ca. 1905
Union Square/Second Avenue, ca. 1928
Tin Pan Alley/Tenderloin, 1902
Harlem/West 133rd Street, ca. 1929
Broadway/Times Square, ca. 1940
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