Stork Club: America's Most Famous Nightspot and the Lost World of Café Society

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Little, Brown & Company, 2000 - History - 296 pages
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From the speakeasy era to the 1960s, Sherman Billingsleys Stork Club was North Americas most enchanting nightclub. But simmering beneath the romantic surface of the ultimate caf society rendezvous was a tale of mob and muscle. Billingsley, a graduate of Leavenworth, founded the club as a front for Jazz Age gangsters and fought running battles against racketeers for years. Stork Club, by New York Times journalist Ralph Blumenthal, tells the entire seductive and enthralling saga of the worlds most storied nightspot and its owner.

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When American celebrity was mainly reserved for swells and gentiles, gatekeeper Sherman Billingsley set the standard for glamour. In his Stork Club's smoky magic circle, powerful New York columnists ... Read full review

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He has been reporting for The New York Times since 1964, his current beat is the Arts. In 1994 he led the Pulitzer Prize-winning Times team that covered the bombing of the World Trade Center.

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