Copacabana Nightclub Ashtray
Copacabana Nightclub Ashtray

Bakelite Copacabana Nightclub Ashtray, Circa 1950

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  • Vintage ashtray from the Copacabana, New York's legendary nightclub
  • Endangered object from the golden age of smoking and drinking
  • Cast in bakelite synthetic plastic; Branded in large white letters
  • Measures 5-inches in diameter

Rare Artifact of New York's Famous Copacabana Nightclub.

"The Hottest Spot North of Havana," the Copacabana at 10 East 60th Street in New York was where the city's finest came for an unforgettable night out in the city throughout the 1940s and 50s.  Besides headline entertainment, the Copa was the first supper club to feature a chorus line of showgirls, “cloud walkers” with the ability to dance anything from a buck-and-wing to the Brazilian samba.  The leggy performers, attired from head to toe in stunning creations by top designers, dyed their hair to match the color of their outfits. Suggestive costumes were expected and sensual movement was applauded. “Making a living” at $50 to $75 a week, they performed three shows nightly, and a front row seat meant you were an arm’s length away from the girls, so close you could smell their perfume.  Walter Winchell wrote, “Paying customers who came back with endearing regularity were impressed by the Copacabana girls, the best girl show in town.”

Offering an authentic 1950s-era artifact, swiped from a table of the legendary club.