Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.
• “I look fat. Please say something nice."/"You have perfect eyesight.” (1/21)
• “Why are waiters good at math?"/"They know all their tables.” (1/21)
• “If you want a job in the moisturiser industry, the best advice I can give is to apply daily” (1/21)
• “40 is the new 30, but try telling that to a speed camera” (1/21)
• Entry forthcoming—B.P. (1/21)
More new entries...
Above, Big Apple Corner at 54th Street and Broadway in Manhattan.
Above, John J. Fitz Gerald, from the Oct. 17, 1931, Turf Play, p. 7.
Listen to Robert Emmerich introduce The Big Apple, a hit song from 1937. Music written by Bob and performed by Tommy Dorsey's Clambake Seven with Bob on piano. Lyrics written by Buddy Bernier and sung by Edythe Wright. Audio provided by Dorothy Emmerich.