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Stage Delicatessen Ashtray

Stage Delicatessen Ashtray

$149.00

The Stage Deli, known for its overstuffed sandwiches garnished with the names of show-business boldfacers, was first opened in 1937 by Russian immigrant Max Asnas.

The Stage Deli had a longstanding rivalry with the nearby Carnegie Deli. At one point, the rivals quarreled over which had the best pastrami, with the Stage Deli pointing out that the Carnegie Deli's pastrami was made with water from New Jersey, and the Carnegie Deli responding that although the Stage Deli's pastrami, while made with New York water, was bought from a vendor instead of home-made. In addition, the Stage claimed it drew more comedians, including Jackie Mason, because the Carnegie had replaced its famous comics’ table with a cake stand.

Yankees' teammates Mickey Mantle, Hank Bauer and Johnny Hopp shared an apartment above the deli in the early 1950s, and its baseball ties reach out of town to Pete Rose, who once complained of not having a sandwich in his honor. The Stage was a setting for the Woody Allen comedy, "Anything Else," starring Jason Biggs. And Sandra Bullock spent a day there shooting "Two Weeks Notice."

Although the Stage Deli closed in 2012, taking with it a part of New York history, we've rescued an original ashtray.

Stage Delicatessen Ashtray
Item #02370

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