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Freeland, David
Automats, taxi dances, and vaudeville : excavating Manhattan's lost places of leisure / David Freeland
Alternate Title Excavating Manhattan's lost places of leisure
New York : New York University Press, c2009
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  F128.7 .F74 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Historic buildings -- New York (State) -- New York
Subject New York (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs
Subject(s) Theaters -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
Physical Description xxviii, 269 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-255) and index
Contents Chinatown, Chatham Square, and the Bowery. A round for the old Atlantic (The Atlantic Garden) ; Chinatown Theater (the 1893 Chinese Theater) -- Union Square and the East Village. A roof with a view (American Mutoscope Studio) ; Caretakers of Second Avenue (Hebrew Actors' Union) -- The Tenderloin. If you can make 'em cry (Tin Pan Alley) ; Tenderloin winners and losers (Shang Draper's Gambling House) -- Harlem. A theater of our own (The Lincoln Theater) ; Rise and fall of the original Swing Street (West 133rd Street) -- Times Square. The strike invisible (Horn & Hardart's original New York Automat) ; Last dance at the Orpheum (The Orpheum Dance Palace) ; Nights of gladness (Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe)

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