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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Entry from December 11, 2019
“Have your people call my people” (business saying)

“Have your people call my people” is a business saying—usually show business—that has been printed on many images. The “people” include agents, lawyers and accountant, and the invitation is for a business meeting. The saying is often made in jest by someone who cannot afford those people.
“But since you’re going to be in the area, let’s do lunch. Have your people call my people” was printed in a Scott Ostler column in the Los Angeles (CA) Times on July 8, 1982. The saying was mock Hollywood language from the earliest citations.
12 September 1962, Wausau (WI) Daily Record-Herald, pg. 1, col. 1:
Governor Candidates Debate Debates
MILWAUKEE (AP)—Philip G. Kuehn and John W. Reynolds agreed again today that they would debate the issues of Wisconsin’s gubernatorial campaign “any time, any place,” but as usual they couldn’t agree on either.
“Fine,” Kuehn said. “Let’s have your people and my people get together right away and work out the details.”
February 1982, Cosmopolitan (New York, NY), “Screen-Writers: The Stars Behind the Stars” by Lawrence Eisenberg, “Screenwriters’ Slang,’ pg. 252, col. 2:
Have your people get in touch with my people—frequently heard at parties. People refers to lawyers, agents, managers, and the like. Bruce Jay Friedman, novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, once said: “I was at a party and met a Hollywood producer who said, ‘Have your people get in touch with my people’—and I realized I didn’t have any people.”
8 July 1982, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “Al, Here’s Some Friendly Advice” by Scott Ostler, pt. 3, pg. 3, col. 1:
Welcome to L.A., Al Davis. (Al Davis, owner of the Raider football team.—ed.)
That’s about all the advice I have time for now, Al. But since you’re going to be in the area, let’s do lunch. Have your people call my people. Have a nice day.
12 May 1983, Los Angeles (CA) Times, pt. 3, pg. 3, col. 1:
Scott Ostler
Why Not Have Your People Call My People
14 October 1983, Tallahassee (FL) Democrat, “USA to give hockey a fair shot” by Paul C. Smith, pg. 3B, col. 1:
Keep in touch, OK? Let’s have lunch some time (have your people call my people).
Your pal,
Paul C.
2 September 1984, Daily News (New York, NY), “Martina, do I have the guy for you!” by Mike Lupica, pg. 77, col. 4:
Ilie Nastase vs. Martina Navratilova. A million bucks to the winner.
Martina, have your people call my people.
25 May 1988, The Province (Vancouver, BC), “Jockwatch” by Jim Taylor, pg. 60, col. 3:
... saying things like “Have your people contact my people and let’s do lunch.”
OCLC WorldCat record
Voice over IP first-step
Author: Kevin Wallace
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Cisco Press, ©2006.
Series: First-step series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
We use either a telephone or e-mail for much of our day-to-day communication. These two worlds are merging, and companies can place phone calls over their existing data network infrastructures using a technology called voice over IP (VoIP). This title serves as an introduction to the world of VoIP networks.
Have Your People Call My People: Creating a Conference Call 231—
OCLC WorldCat record
101 Things I Hate About Your House : a Premier Designer Takes You on a Room-by-Room Tour to Transform Your Home from Faux Pas to Fabulous
Author: James Swan; Carol Beggy
Publisher: Deerfield Beach, Florida : Health Communications, Inc, [2011], ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Home office : have your people call my people!—
OCLC WorldCat
When Your People Call My People to Arrange a Meeting
Author: April Ossmann
Edition/Format: Article Article
Publication: New England Review, v35 n2 (2014): 160
Carl “Fat Charlie the Archangel” Maniscalco
Replying to @docrocktex26 and @Highlandista
For some reason, that made me think of a stereotypical Hollywood exec saying to you “Prope baby sweetheart! Have your people call my people and we’ll do lunch! Ciao!”
9:15 PM · Nov 15, 2019·Twitter Web App

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Wednesday, December 11, 2019 • Permalink

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