The Cookery Ashtray & Matches$75.00
Barney Josephson, founder of the legendary Cafe Society, featuring jazz singers and musicians during nearly half a century of showmanship. They included Billie Holiday, who sang in Cafe Society's opening show in 1938 and remained there for nine months; Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Nellie Lutcher, Rose Murphy, the Golden Gate Quartet, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Hazel Scott, Josh White and Susan Reed.
After selling the nightclub, Josephson opened a small restaurant, the Cookery, offering hamburgers and omelets at University Place and Eighth Street. Eventually, he found he was getting an urge to hear the sound of music in his restaurant again. Many of those who once performed at Cafe Society appeared at the Cookery, including Nellie Lutcher, Eddie Heywood, Teddy Wilson, Sammy Price, Susan Reed, Ellis Larkins, Helen Humes, and Alberta Hunter.
Offering a rare, original ashtray (with matches) from The Cookery.
The Cookery Ashtray & Matches
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