Joe's Pier 52 Ashtray$95.00
Joe Kipness, a Damon Runyon kind of guy, immigrated from Russia, began his career on Coney Island as a barker and hot dog vendor, owned a trucking company, then became a dress manufacturer and designer which led to his involvement with the Broadway theater. From 1944 to 1981, he produced some of Broadway's most memorable shows, including I Love My Wife, Cabaret, Applause, Pal Joey, and High Button Shoes. After "Frankenstein," 1981 play by Victor Gialanella that opened and closed on Broadway at the Palace Theater, Kipness paid off a bill to his ad agency with $32,000 worth of lobster dinners at his theater district restaurant, Joe's Pier 52.
Once icons of hospitality and glamour, ashtrays are part of Americana that now belongs to the past. Offering an authentic ashtray from Joe's Pier 52, now out of use along with cigarettes, but desirable for its connection to the culture of New York City in the twentieth century.
Joe's Pier 52 Ashtray
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