A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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“Time machine for sale. Previous day delivery available” (11/30)
“Time machine for sale. Guaranteed previous day delivery” (11/30)
“Toi, toi, toi” (good luck saying) (11/30)
Entry in progress—BP (11/29)
“I’m at the airport and a man just collapsed on the luggage carousel. He’s coming around slowly” (11/29)
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Entry from November 22, 2004
Celebutante
Paris Hilton is/was sometimes described as a "celebutante." The word is a combination of "celebrity" + "debutante."

20 July 1986, Chicago Tribune, city edition, pg. 1:
A TRENDY GOTHAM TREK WITH MR. MUSTO
(...)
James St. James, all of 19, plops down next to Musto, bringing his pal Lisa
E. along for the ride. St. James is a self-styled "celebutante"; Newsweek
coined the word and St. James is glad to wear it.

He is sporting a leopard Spandex jumpsuit, a red vinyl maxi coat (vintage 1970), a motorcycle cap and a bag that reads "Alcohol Kills." Lisa E., age 20, is a bit more sedate: She is wearing a red T-shirt stretched tightly over a rather impressive figure.




Posted by Barry Popik
Workers/People • (0) Comments • Monday, November 22, 2004 • Permalink