Because of events over which Barney had no control, he had saved practically
nothing from his Cafe Society days. There were a few press clippings and
magazine stories, some photographs, and a letter answering a woman in the
Author: Barney Josephson
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The story of the night club impresario whose wildly successful interracial club, Cafe Society, changed the American artistic landscape forever
“Lucius Beebe Depicts Modern 'Café Society'” by Cholly Knickerbocker, the New
York American, March 1937. Congratulations to Lucius Beebe—he of the prolific
and extravagant vocabulary—on the interesting opus published in the new ...
Author: Anthony Young
In the midst of the Great Depression, an elite group of New Yorkers lived seemingly unaffected by the economic calamity. They were writers, playwrights, journalists, artists, composers, singers, actors, adventurers and socialites. Newspaperman Maury Paul dubbed them the Café Society. It was the time of Prohibition, speakeasies and exclusive nightclubs for the smart set to see and be seen. Their lives were the stuff of newspaper columns and magazine articles, eagerly read by millions of Americans who wanted to forget the Depression. This book describes the emergence of Café Society from New York’s old society families, and the rise of the new creative class.
Café Society And there she came out [of Café Society] and she was screaming, “
Renie, I tried to kill him, I tried to kill him, I tried to....” And I said, “What is wrong,
Lady?” And she told me then that there was this fella—a white man from Georgia,
Author: David Margolick
Publisher: Canongate Books
The story of the song that foretold a movement and the Lady who dared sing it. Billie Holiday's signature tune, 'Strange Fruit', with its graphic and heart-wrenching portrayal of a lynching in the South, brought home the evils of racism as well as being an inspiring mark of resistance. The song's powerful, evocative lyrics - written by a Jewish communist schoolteacher - portray the lynching of a black man in the South. In 1939, its performance sparked controversy (and sometimes violence) wherever Billie Holiday went. Not until sixteen years later did Rosa Parks refuse to yield her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus. Yet 'Strange Fruit' lived on, and Margolick chronicles its effect on those who experienced it first-hand: musicians, artists, journalists, intellectuals, students, budding activists, even the waitresses and bartenders who worked the clubs.
Through archival photographs and period documents, this volume recounts in historical detail the intrigue and impact generated around the world by this stylish jet-set.
Author: Thierry Coudert
Aristocrats, millionaires, painters, fashion designers, choreographers, and musicians of the café society fox-trot aboard cruise liners and mingle at dazzling parties in Paris. Exclusive, extravagant, and beautiful, these cosmopolitan socialites were the patrons who galvanized the phenomenal success of the greatest creators of the early twentieth century. It was a whirlwind of sumptuously decorated villas and yachts, up-and-coming haute couture and jewelry designers, and elite evening parties, immortalized by fashion photographers like Cecil Beaton. Combining elegance and fantasy, the members of the café society enjoyed a sophisticated, avant-garde lifestyle. Some of the century's most original talents--from Cole Porter to Yves Saint Laurent--stepped into the limelight via the café society. Through archival photographs and period documents, this volume recounts in historical detail the intrigue and impact generated around the world by this stylish jet-set.
IT's no wonder, then, that author Thierry Coudert has devoted his latest book, Beautiful People of the Café Society: Scrapbooks by the Baron de Cabrol , to the Baron's handiwork.
Author: Baron De Cabrol
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
The Baron de Cabrol’s legendary scrapbooks capture a golden era of glamour and reveal the sheer elegance and decadence of the cosmopolitan café society. The glamorous aristocrats Daisy and Fred de Cabrol formed one of the most prominent twentieth-century high-society couples on the international scene. Leading members of the exclusive café society, they socialized with the biggest names in the haut monde—from the Maharani of Kapurthala to Queen Amelia of Portugal to their close friends the Windsors. Reproducing pages from the scrapbooks crafted with beauty and wit by the Baron de Cabrol between 1938 and the 1960s, this volume reveals the privileged and extravagant world of the café society. Through collages, watercolors, and previously unpublished archival documents, readers will discover the exceptional journey through the golden age of elegance and art."
By 1935, a new kind of social whirl had emerged. “Café society” centered around
posh former speakeasies that had come above ground as restaurants and
nightclubs. There one sat, dined on mediocre overpriced food, chatted, and
Author: Joseph R. Conlin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Author Joseph R. Conlin’s award-winning teaching and writing styles are reflected in this colorful and engaging look at the individuals, events, and ideas that have shaped our nation’s past. Organized into short chapters and updated with new insights into recently published research, this text sets the story in a political context, weaving in social, cultural, economic, intellectual, constitutional, diplomatic, and military events along the way. Conlin’s popular sidebars and How They Lived vignettes-many of which are new in this edition-bring historical stories to life and emphasize the human and social dimensions of history. With its literary prose style and its unifying voice, THE AMERICAN PAST, Ninth Edition will capture and hold your students’ interest as it guides them on a fascinating, eye-opening walk through the years gone by. Conlin’s text is available in the following volume options: THE AMERICAN PAST: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY, Comprehensive, (Chapters 1-52), ISBN: 049557287X; VOLUME I: TO 1877, (Chapters 1-24), ISBN: 0495572888; VOLUME II: SINCE 1865, (Chapters 24-52), ISBN: 0495572896. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
... Savoy Plaza 5th Ave and 59th St Vol 5-26oo Bus: 5451 Marathon St Hollywood
Calif Zuckerman, Mr & Mrs Paul S-broker (Mrs actress) 115 E 86th St Atwo-3226
bus: 39 Bway Han 2-5300 wils 1941 978N48 C116 on Cafe Society register.
Rosie Jones is your standard manic pixie dream girl: a self proclaimed writer, caffeine addicted, and looking for a something new.
Author: Jasmine Gutierrez
Rosie Jones is your standard manic pixie dream girl: a self proclaimed writer, caffeine addicted, and looking for a something new. That's how she finds herself in Italy for a whole summer. So, with a few days in Rome and the enlisted help of Lio, a cafe' owner with a need for adventure, Rosie might just find some inspiration for her newest writing project. And she just might find who she really is along the way. Manic pixie dream girl or not, Italy has a way of exposing the truth.
In a companion to the exhibition at the New York Historical Society, an inside story of the Stork Club, one of New York's most glamorous clubs reveals its hidden underworld connections, from its founding during the speakeasy era through the ...
Author: Ralph Blumenthal
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
With guns, diamonds, and champagne that never stops, the Stork Club has been the touchstone of glamour and celebrity for much of the century. Now, a "New York Times" columnist provides the definitive profile of Sherman Billingsley and his ultimate cafe. 75 photos.
In this history of his relationships with such stars as Marilyn Monroe and Humphrey Bogart, Niklas provides a spirited account of the stars' enduring quest for the corner table. photos.
Author: Kurt Niklas
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart International
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Niklas began as a waiter at the famed Esplanade Hotel in Hitler-era Berlin. Then he moved to Los Angeles, where his Bistro and Bistro Garden became two of the city's most renowned celebrity watering holes. In this history of his relationships with such stars as Marilyn Monroe and Humphrey Bogart, Niklas provides a spirited account of the stars' enduring quest for the corner table. photos.
Café La Maze, Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. Café Lafayette, Los Angeles, CA (
1920s). Café Roxy, Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA (1935+). Café Royal (Touraine
Cocktail Bar), Boston, MA. Café Society, West Fourth and Washington Place, ...
Author: Colin Bratkovich
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
I have completed this manuscript Just Remember This, or as American Pop Singers 1900-1950+, about music before the 1950s in America. It perhaps offers knowledge and insights not previously found in other musical reference books. I have moreover been working on this book very meticulously over the past twelve-plus years. It started as a bit of fun and gradually became serious as I began to listen along with the vocalists of popular music, of the era before 1950, essentially just before the dawn of rock and roll. If you can call it that! Indeed genre and labeling of American music started here, and then from everywhere. While the old adage of always starting from somewhere could be noted in every century, the 1900s had produced the technology. Understanding the necessity, more so, finds a curiosity on the part of a general public hungry for entertainment, despite 6 day work weeks, World War I, the Great Depression, and World War II.
" ---Melvin Van Peebles, filmmaker and director "This book is really, really important. It comprises a lot of history---of culture, race, gender, and America. In many ways, Hazel's story is the story of the twentieth century.
Author: Karen Chilton
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Hazel Scott was an important figure in the later part of the Black renaissance onward. Even in an era where there was limited mainstream recognition of Black Stars, Hazel Scott's talent stood out and she is still fondly remembered by a large segment of the community. I am pleased to see her legend honored." ---Melvin Van Peebles, filmmaker and director "This book is really, really important. It comprises a lot of history---of culture, race, gender, and America. In many ways, Hazel's story is the story of the twentieth century." ---Murray Horwitz, NPR commentator and coauthor of Ain't Misbehavin' "Karen Chilton has deftly woven three narrative threads---Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Harlem, and Hazel Scott---into a marvelous tapestry of black life, particularly from the Depression to the Civil Rights era. Of course, Hazel Scott's magnificent career is the brightest thread, and Chilton handles it with the same finesse and brilliance as her subject brought to the piano." ---Herb Boyd, author of Baldwin's Harlem: A Biography of James Baldwin "A wonderful book about an extraordinary woman: Hazel Scott was a glamorous, gifted musician and fierce freedom fighter. Thank you Karen Chilton for reintroducing her. May she never be forgotten." ---Farah Griffin, Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University In this fascinating biography, Karen Chilton traces the brilliant arc of the gifted and audacious pianist Hazel Scott, from international stardom to ultimate obscurity. A child prodigy, born in Trinidad and raised in Harlem in the 1920s, Scott's musical talent was cultivated by her musician mother, Alma Long Scott as well as several great jazz luminaries of the period, namely, Art Tatum, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday and Lester Young. Career success was swift for the young pianist---she auditioned at the prestigious Juilliard School when she was only eight years old, hosted her own radio show, and shared the bill at Roseland Ballroom with the Count Basie Orchestra at fifteen. After several stand-out performances on Broadway, it was the opening of New York's first integrated nightclub, Café Society, that made Hazel Scott a star. Still a teenager, the "Darling of Café Society" wowed audiences with her swing renditions of classical masterpieces by Chopin, Bach, and Rachmaninoff. By the time Hollywood came calling, Scott had achieved such stature that she could successfully challenge the studios' deplorable treatment of black actors. She would later become one of the first black women to host her own television show. During the 1940s and 50s, her sexy and vivacious presence captivated fans worldwide, while her marriage to the controversial black Congressman from Harlem, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., kept her constantly in the headlines. In a career spanning over four decades, Hazel Scott became known not only for her accomplishments on stage and screen, but for her outspoken advocacy of civil rights and her refusal to play before segregated audiences. Her relentless crusade on behalf of African Americans, women, and artists made her the target of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) during the McCarthy Era, eventually forcing her to join the black expatriate community in Paris. By age twenty-five, Hazel Scott was an international star. Before reaching thirty-five, however, she considered herself a failure. Plagued by insecurity and depression, she twice tried to take her own life. Though she was once one of the most sought-after talents in show business, Scott would return to America, after years of living abroad, to a music world that no longer valued what she had to offer. In this first biography of an important but overlooked African American pianist, singer, actor and activist, Hazel Scott's contributions are finally recognized. Karen Chilton is a New York-based writer and actor, and the coauthor of I Wish You Love, the memoir of legendary jazz vocalist Gloria Lynne.
The construction and consumption of lifestyle choices by an urban middle class
has always existed, often as a form of 'cafe society', such as existed in Paris of the
nineteenth century. Today, because of the proliferation of media within the ...
Author: Shaun Best
Category: Social Science
Introduction to Politics and Society draws on examples from popular political culture in order to convey how politics operates in the contemporary world. Examples illustrate the meaning of theories and show the relevance of central theoretical debates. Planned and developed with an eye to the needs of students, the book is an extraordinary resource for undergraduate teaching and study needs. It will be required reading for undergraduate students in sociology, politics and social policy.
Cafe. Society. Blues. 1943―1946. Any Club That liked to bill itself as "The Wrong
Place for the Right People" had to be at least a little different from the usual
nightclub. And Cafe Society Downtown was unusual: not just a business venture,
Author: Linda Dahl
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"Imagine a pianist playing concerts with Benny Goodman and Cecil Taylor in successive years (1977-78). That pianist was Mary Lou Williams. In a career which spanned over fifty years, Mary was always on the cutting edge."--Bob Jacobsen, www.allaboutjazz
Society Blues Elijah Wald. 228 ... He celebrated his return with a month-long stay
at Cafe Society, then a stint at Boston's top jazz club, Storyville. In May 1 952, Cafe Society closed again, but Josh's situation was not materially afiected.
Author: Elijah Wald
Category: Biography & Autobiography
First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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12 caffeine culture and le fin de millenaire " Cafe Society " could be given a
broader meaning today than it had in earlier times . It formerly designated the
clique of fashionable or bohemian loungers who frequented coffeehouses . It
could now ...
Author: Bennett Alan Weinberg
Publisher: Psychology Press
This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.
She became self-conscious and a little uncertain when she was first requested to
sing it. Barney Josephson, who owned Cafe Society, persuaded her to sing it at
his club. It was the first place in downtown New York catering to an integrated ...
Author: Studs Terkel
Publisher: New Press/ORIM
Category: Performing Arts
The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian talks with some of twentieth century’s most iconic musicians—“Riveting . . . Just about every interview has a revelation” (San Francisco Chronicle). Through the second half of the twentieth century, Studs Terkel hosted the legendary radio show “The Wax Museum,” presenting Chicago’s music fans with his inimitable take on music of all kinds, from classical, opera, and jazz to gospel, blues, folk, and rock. Featuring more than forty of Terkel’s conversations with some of the greatest musicians of the past century, And They All Sang is “a tribute to music’s universality and power” (Philadelphia Inquirer). Included here are fascinating conversations with Louis Armstrong, Leonard Bernstein, Big Bill Broonzy, Bob Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, Mahalia Jackson, Janis Joplin, Rosa Raisa, Pete Seeger, and many others. As the esteemed music critic Anthony DeCurtis wrote in the Chicago Tribune, “the terms ‘interview’ or ‘oral history’ don’t begin to do justice to what Terkel achieves in these conversations, which are at once wildly ambitious and as casual as can be.” Whether discussing Enrico Caruso’s nervousness on stage with opera diva Edith Mason or the Beatles’ 1966 encounter in London with revered Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar, “Terkel’s singular gift for bringing his subjects to life in their own words should strike a chord with any music fan old enough to have replaced a worn-out record needle” (The New York Times). “Whether diva or dustbowl balladeer, Studs treats them all alike, with deep knowledge and an intimate, conversational approach . . . as this often remarkable book shows, Studs Terkel has remained mesmerized by great music throughout his life.” —The Guardian “[Terkel’s] expertise is evident on every page, whether debating the harmonic structure of the spirituals or discerning the subtleties of Keith Jarrett’s piano technique . . . As ever, he is the most skillful of interviewers.” —The Independent “What makes And They All Sang a rousing success isn’t just Terkel’s phenomenal range and broad knowledge, it’s his passionate love of the music and his deep humanity.” —San FranciscoChronicle