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Village Barn Ashtray

Village Barn Ashtray

$125.00

"Village Barn" was the first country music program on American network television. Broadcast by NBC-TV from 1948 to 1950, the live weekly variety series originated from The Village Barn, a country music nightclub in New York City's Greenwich Village. The Village Barn was owned in part by Rudy Vallee.

By the 1960s it had become the Generation Club, which featured rock artists including Jimi Hendrix. In 1968 the space was purchased by Hendrix and converted into Electric Lady Studio where he could record for free and make money renting the rest of the time to others. Musicians who recorded there include the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, and the Clash.

Once icons of hospitality and glamour, ashtrays are part of Americana that now belongs to the past. Offering an ashtray from the golden age of glamorous smoking, now out of use along with cigarettes, but desirable for its connection to the culture of New York City in the twentieth century.

Village Barn Ashtray
Item #02232

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