21: Every Day Was New Year's Eve

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Taylor Trade Publishing, Apr 1, 1999 - Fiction - 304 pages
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The story of New York's '21' Club is the story of American glamour in the twentieth century. In his star-studded memoir, saloonkeeper Peter Kriendler—younger brother of Jack Kriendler, cofounder of '21'—paints a spellbinding portrait of the club through its early years, its birth as a Greenwich Village speakeasy, its move to midtown during Prohibition, the tough days of the Great Depression, the dazzling Camelot nights, and the swinging go-go years as it became America's most legendary restaurant and a second home to the most powerful people in business, politics, and entertainment.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Congenial Hospitality
7
Jack and Charlies
15
Swing Street
27
Legit
51
MrPete
87
Jockeys
119
The Sweet Smell of Success
143
I Always Wanted to Join This Club
169
Camelot Nights
191
The GOGO Years
229
The Me Decade
245
The 21 Legend
259
Index
273
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Kriendler joined his brother's business shortly after it began in the 1920's. He became managing director and eventually the President of 21.

H. Paul Jeffers has published over fifty works of fiction and nonfiction, including, most recently, Disaster by the Bay. A broadcast journalist for more than three decades, his other books include The Good Cigar and High Spirits; three volumes on Theodore Rooseve

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