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Cotton club

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Cotton Club   Opened as Club DeLux on 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue by Jack Johnson in 1920. After the club failed, Johnson sold the club in 1923 to Owney Madden. Owney Madden called it The Cotton Club and only white people were allowed as guests. Very few blacks were allowed to attend as guests but all of the entertainers, performers and musicians were black.

The Cotton Club was a famous night club in New York City that operated during Prohibition. While the club featured many of the greatest African American entertainers of the era, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, The Nicholas Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, and Ethel Waters, it generally denied admission to blacks. During its heyday, it served as a chic meeting spot in the heart of Harlem, featuring regular "Celebrity…

Saldana (in a Donna Karan dress and jacket) struts her stuff inside the Lenox Lounge.

*Star Trek’*s Zoë Saldana keeps going where no woman has gone before. Coming down to earth after filming James Cameron’s Avatar, she channels the glamour of the Harlem Renaissance for photographer Michael Roberts.

Candlelight Club - Prohibition Cocktail Parties

An award-winning Gatsby-style 1920s speakeasy party in a secret London location lit by candles, with cocktails, cabaret and live jazz bands, where everyone dresses the part

During the 1920s, the sale and making of alcohol was prohibited by law. Of course that didn't stop anyone, and speakeasies were underground places where thugs would sell their illegally made alcohol. Those people were bootleggers, and that was how Gatsby made his money.

Ninety years ago, there were hundreds of illegal drinking spots in New York, and the speakeasies - which were often just a hidden room with barely drinkable booze - were mostly run by gangsters.

The Aristocrat of Harlem: The Cotton Club

The Cotton Club was the most famous New York City nightclub of the 1920s and 1930s, known as the "Aristocrat of Harlem."