Cotton Club - jazz cabaret night with mocktails? CHRISTMAS ball alternative…

Inside the speakeasies of the 1920s: The hidden drinking spots that transformed New York City's night life during the prohibition era and beyond

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NYC. The Cotton Club was a famous night club in New York City that operated during Prohibition. While the club featured many of the greatest African American entertainers of the era, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, The Nicholas Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, and Ethel Waters, it generally denied admission to blacks. During its heyday, it served as a chic meeting spot in the heart of Harlem.

NYC. The Cotton Club was a famous night club in New York City that operated during Prohibition. While the club featured many of the greatest African American entertainers of the era, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, The Nicholas Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, and Ethel Waters, it generally denied admission to blacks. During its heyday, it served as a chic meeting spot in the heart of Harlem.

Hot Steppers at the Cotton Club. "The Cotton Club was known for supporting black stereotypes, by providing animalistic costumes to the dancers and creating oppressive segregation in the club. The dancers at the nightclub were hired under austere and prejudiced standards. They had to be at least 5 feet, 6 inches, light-skinned, and below the age of 21."

Hot Steppers at the Cotton Club. "The Cotton Club was known for supporting black stereotypes, by providing animalistic costumes to the dancers and creating oppressive segregation in the club. The dancers at the nightclub were hired under austere and prejudiced standards. They had to be at least 5 feet, 6 inches, light-skinned, and below the age of 21."

Vintage "The Aristocrat of Harlem" Cotton Club Nightclub matchbox. .Hot. Provenance unknown..16

Vintage "The Aristocrat of Harlem" Cotton Club Nightclub matchbox. .Hot. Provenance unknown..16

There is no need to say anything more but 'The Cotton Club'. It is amazing that there are still original Cotton Clubs in the States and they still have the vibe of Prohibition era. I think this poster is an ad for the movie but it reminds me about the atmosphere of those clubs.

There is no need to say anything more but 'The Cotton Club'. It is amazing that there are still original Cotton Clubs in the States and they still have the vibe of Prohibition era. I think this poster is an ad for the movie but it reminds me about the atmosphere of those clubs.

One of the best speakeasies in Harlem was the Cotton Club, a place that intended to have the look and feel of a luxurious Southern plantation. To complete the theme, only African-American entertainers could perform there, while only white clientele (with few exceptions) were allowed to patronize the...One of the best speakeasies in Harlem was the Cotton Club, a place that intended to have the look and feel of a luxurious Southern plantation. To complete the theme, only African-American…

One of the best speakeasies in Harlem was the Cotton Club, a place that intended to have the look and feel of a luxurious Southern plantation. To complete the theme, only African-American entertainers could perform there, while only white clientele (with few exceptions) were allowed to patronize the...One of the best speakeasies in Harlem was the Cotton Club, a place that intended to have the look and feel of a luxurious Southern plantation. To complete the theme, only African-American…

Cabell "Cab" Calloway III was an American jazz singer and bandleader. He was strongly associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City, where he was a regular performer. Wikipedia

Cabell "Cab" Calloway III was an American jazz singer and bandleader. He was strongly associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City, where he was a regular performer. Wikipedia

That's right, it's ZOE in splendor with the gentlemen callers. Harlem Renaissance Fashion | harlem renaissance shoot for vanity fair i love the harlem renaissance ...

That's right, it's ZOE in splendor with the gentlemen callers. Harlem Renaissance Fashion | harlem renaissance shoot for vanity fair i love the harlem renaissance ...

Another centerpiece at my work holiday Great Gatsby party.  Guests like them since there wasn't any left at the end of the night!

Another centerpiece at my work holiday Great Gatsby party. Guests like them since there wasn't any left at the end of the night!

The Cotton Club might be Harlem’s most famous surviving jazz venue, but during the Harlem Renaissance that started after World War I and ended sometime during the Great Depression, it was also the neighborhood’s most notorious. It had been opened by Jack Johnson, the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion, as the Club Deluxe (or Club De Luxe) in 1920.

The Cotton Club might be Harlem’s most famous surviving jazz venue, but during the Harlem Renaissance that started after World War I and ended sometime during the Great Depression, it was also the neighborhood’s most notorious. It had been opened by Jack Johnson, the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion, as the Club Deluxe (or Club De Luxe) in 1920.

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