by Lauren Resnick, at Dec. 11, 2011, 1:34 p.m.
Name: The Cotton Club
Caption/Citation: The Cotton Club. 1930. Photograph. New York. Flickr. Flickr, 17 Nov. 2008. Web. 01 Nov. 2011. http://www.flickr.com/photos/40045986@N00/3037898973/
Address: Originally the club was located at 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem but was later relocated downtown to West 48th Street.
Neighborhood: Harlem, New York
About: In 1920 Club De Luxe opened at 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, then in 1923 it was renamed The Cotton Club (Burns). After riots in Harlem in the early 1930s the area was deemed unsafe, so the club closed. It was then reopened in September 1936 downtown on West 48th Street; the Cotton Club continued to operate at this location until June of 1940 (Burns). The Cotton Club was one of the swankiest clubs in New York in the 1920s and 1930s; the whose who of Manhattan would come there to socialize. Performers were not limited to Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and the many musicians that now exist as legends in the history of jazz (Burns). It was so famous that movie maker Farncis Ford Coppola even made a movie based off of the infamous Cotton Club: The Cotton Club. Dir. Francis F. Coppola. Perf. Richard Gere. YouTube. 11 Apr. 2009. Web. 13 Dec. 2011. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fru1zRGhs-Y. Burns, Ken. "PBS - JAZZ: Places Spaces & Changing Faces - Cotton Club." PBS: Public Broadcasting Service. Grove’s Dictionaries, Inc. Web. 14 Dec. 2011. http://www.pbs.org/jazz/places/spaces_cotton_club.htm.
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