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The Cotton Club circa 1920s and 1930s 142nd Street and Lenox

The Cotton Club circa 1920s and 1930s 142nd Street and Lenox

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The Cotton Club (circa 1920s and 1930s). 142nd Street and Lenox Ave. in Harlem, NYC

The Cotton Club, at 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, New York City

Signs outside the Cotton Club at night

... Photo, Night Club - Cotton Club, Harlem, New York City, NY,

The tale of the Cotton Club: "The Aristocrat of Harlem" - The Bowery Boys: New York City History

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Taxis line up out side of the Cotton Club at Broadway and 48th Street circa 1938

Dancers performing at the Cotton Club

Cabell "Cab" Calloway III was an American jazz singer and bandleader. He was strongly associated with the COTTON CLUB on St & Lenox Ave ...

It's the 1930s, and while elsewhere in the world evil people are poring over maps with plans for plunder and dreams of conquest, cartography is serving a ...

The historic Lenox Lounge has been a focus of the Harlem community since the late 1930s, featuring jazz legends such as Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, ...

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Currently abandoned interior of the "Rennie" Source: AbandonedNYC

The Cotton Club Year: 1984 USA Director: Francis Ford Coppola - Stock Image

New York City's west side elevated railroad at Greenwich Street, New York in the 1930s

Harlem's Old Restaurants and Nightclubs

The Cotton Club - 48th Street - Times Square (1936-1940) (click to enlarge)

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Courtesy New York Public Library

The Cotton Club Year: 1984 USA Director: Francis Ford Coppola - Stock Image

Sir Thomas Henry Cotton (1907-1987), English professional golfer who won three

Duke Ellington was one of the original Cotton Club performers

The Cotton Club Year: 1984 USA Director: Francis Ford Coppola - Stock Image

52nd and 53rd Streets, east side

The Cotton Club Year: 1984 USA Director: Francis Ford Coppola - Stock Image

The Cotton Club Year: 1984 USA Director: Francis Ford Coppola - Stock Image

Looking down onto Commissioner Street Date: 1930s - Stock Image

Courtesy the Hi De Ho Blog, devoted to Cab Calloway

Cab Calloway was one of the original Cotton Club performers

The Cotton Club - Stock Image

New York City, USA - Manhattan Club, a Premier Boutique Hotel in Midtown Manhattan

New York City, street market circa 1930's - Stock Image

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Renaissance Ballroom & Casino in Harlem circa 1920's Source: Columbia U.edu

Where would jazz be without New York's “joints' of the 1920's – 1950's? If Ellington hadn't been hired to play the Cotton Club, what direction would his ...

1930s 1934 GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC CIVIL WAR VETERANS JOIN PARADE DOWN MAIN STREET DURING

Cotton Club dancer Mildred Dixon - Duke Ellington's second companion

Adelaide Hall, star of the Cotton Club

1930s - Willow and Poplar Street, Brooklyn (Berenice Abbott) - Stock Image

Cotton Club on 125th Street in New York City, December 2013.

1930s - Pike and Henry Streets, Manhattan (Berenice Abbott) - Stock Image

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All the brownstones that the clubs were in have been replaced by skyscrapers except for the two buildings that make up the 21 Club at 21 West 52nd Street.

... the Broadway Cotton Club. Courtesy New York Public Library

A parade down Seventh Avenue (now Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard) at West 138th Street circa 1920. (Image: Museum of Photographic Arts/Flickr)

Duke Ellington - "East St. Louis Toodle-Oo" (1927)

THE COTTON CLUB One of the great night spots of the New York Jazz scene in

Demonstrators carrying photographs of Lieutenant Thomas Gilligan march on 125th Street near Seventh Avenue during the Harlem Riot of 1964

Dorothy Dandridge, entertainer at the Cotton Club

Map: Greenwich VIllage Jazz Clubs from the 1930's to today. (click to enlarge)

Lenox Avenue - Image: Malcolm Shabazz Mosque

125th Street between Park and Madison Avenues

The Cotton Club - Times Square 7th Ave and 48th Street (looking south)

The Cotton Club in Harlem Manhattan New York

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Cotton Club Orchestra, Harlem, 1925

Traveling northward from the Apollo, we come to where the Plantation Club once stood. This is where Billy Rhythm and Tharbis Jefferson-- on their first ...

Club Downbeat, 52nd Street

Taxis line up out side of the Cotton Club at Broadway and 48th Street circa 1938

The Cotton Club Year: 1984 USA Director: Francis Ford Coppola Richard Gere, Diane

In 1920, heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson opened the Cotton Club under the name,

Cotton Club, The Aristocrat of Harlem - Stock Image

Map: Harlem Jazz Clubs of the 1920's to 1940's. (click to enlarge)

Lenox Avenue - Image: Ebenezer Gospel Tabernacle Lenox Av jeh

Harlem Renaissance Ballroom and Casino-Abandoned-NYC-2

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The Cotton Club Year: 1984 USA Director: Francis Ford Coppola Diane Lane - Stock

Dancers performing onstage at the Cotton Club

ATLAH World Missionary Church - Image: (King 1893NYC) pg 554 HARLEM CLUB,

The Cotton Club Year: 1984 USA Richard Gere, Director: Francis Ford Coppola -

Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington at the Hurricane Club in New York, May 1943

Harlem Street

The original Cotton Club at 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue. The Douglas Theater, on the ground floor, is doing much better here, photo taken sometime in 1927 ...

The Ballroom with its flooring in ruins Source: AbandonedNYC

Ethel Waters starred at the Cotton Club

Lenox Avenue - Image: 2nd Ref Church Harlem sunny jeh

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Lena Horne as a young girl was featured at the Cotton Club

The abandoned Renaissance Theatre & Casino today

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Valentino Lulu Dance Hop Bot on horse RED Cotton Club-5-22-

Education in Harlem - Morningside branch

View from the Bandstand Source: AbandonedNYC

Turning east and walking a couple of blocks northward on Lenox Avenue, we come to where the most famous ballroom in the world once stood: the Savoy Ballroom ...

Bots and People Cotton Club-5-22--3

Sign disparaging Barack Obama outside the Atlah World Missionary Church in the former Harlem Club at 123rd Street and Lenox Avenue

52nd Street (Manhattan) - 52nd Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues is "W. C.

The present incarnation of The Cotton Club is in the triangle formed by West 125th, St. Clair Place, and Riverside Drive. The original, opened by famed ...

Bot on stage Val Lulu Cotton Club-9

These buildings on West 135 Street were among the first in Harlem to be occupied entirely by blacks; in 1921, #135 became home to Young's Book Exchange, ...

Lulu bending Valentino car Cotton Club

Harlem has many townhouses, such as these in the Mount Morris Historic District.

Map: Greenwich VIllage Jazz Clubs from the 1930's to today. (click to enlarge)

Cotton Club Valentino on Car

Beale Street in 2014

Stately Harlem apartment buildings adjacent to Morningside Park

Bot in Spotlight Cotton Club-5-22--2

After the Basie Band left the club and Kansas City, a new band took their place and kept the Reno Club alive : the Bus Moten band.

Lenox Lounge from Google Street Views, 2012, Lenox Avenue, Harlem