A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 27, 2022
“I like to give a percentage of my earnings to Charity…and other strippers”

"Charity” is (or was) a popular stripper name. The Broadway musical Sweet Charity (1966) and its 1969 movie adaptation further popularized the “Charity” name. “I give to Charity” is a common joke.

“I will not give to charity, unless Charity is a stripper” was posted on Twitter by Aaron Funk on March 31, 2011. “You get the best returns when you give to Charity. The gesture, not the stripper. -Barney Stinson” (Barney Stinson is a character in the American television sitcom How I Met Your Mother) was posted on Twitter by Meghana Sumesh on June 22, 2011.

“Decided to give all my money to Charity last night. The other Strippers were a bit miffed” was posted on Twitter by Pundamentalism on November 24, 2012. “I like to give a percentage of my earnings to Charity....and other strippers” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on April 24, 2022.


Wikipedia: Sweet Charity
Sweet Charity is a musical with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon. It was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon alongside John McMartin. It is based on the screenplay for the 1957 Italian film Nights of Cabiria. However, whereas Federico Fellini’s black-and-white film concerns the romantic ups-and-downs of an ever-hopeful prostitute, in the musical the central character is a dancer-for-hire at a Times Square dance hall. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for nine Tony Awards, winning the Tony Award for Best Choreography. The production also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions.

The musical was adapted for the screen in 1969 with Shirley MacLaine as Charity and John McMartin recreating his Broadway role as Oscar Lindquist

IMDb
How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
False Positive (2010)
(Originally aired December 13, 2010.—ed.)
Quotes
Barney Stinson: I’m thinking about giving some of my money to charity.
Sam Gibbs: Is that the name of the stripper you’re emailing me about? You gotta take me off the list, Barney.
Barney Stinson: No I don’t mean that Charity. That Charity is doing Peachy. You’ll see pics of the two of them in next week’s e-mail. What up?
[poses for a high-five]
Sam Gibbs: Barney, I’m a minister. Unsubscribe.

Twitter
Aaron Funk
@Aaron_Funk
I will not give to charity, unless Charity is a stripper.
2:16 PM · Mar 31, 2011·Facebook

Twitter
Robie
@IamSteffy
Ati i give to charity.. Which one? The stripper?
5:11 AM · May 23, 2011·Mobile Web

Twitter
Meghana Sumesh
@MeghanaSumesh
You get the best returns when you give to Charity. The gesture, not the stripper. -Barney Stinson
3:06 PM · Jun 22, 2011·Mobile Web

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Tiger Woods says he will play in a rescheduled match for charity in August. Of course, playing for Charity is what got Tiger in trouble. Along with playing for Destiny, Cinnamon and all the other strippers he was dating. (Jim Barach)

Twitter
Pundamentalism
@Pundamentalism
Decided to give all my money to Charity last night. The other Strippers were a bit miffed.
3:00 PM · Nov 24, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
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@SethFromThe716
I often give to Charity because she’s the hottest stripper at the club
#MostHumble
@midnight
2:00 PM · Feb 22, 2017·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
The Full English 🤓
@adyenglish
Decided to give all my money to charity last night. The other strippers were a bit miffed.
4:12 PM · Jun 15, 2018·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Bobby Brown ©
@BobbyBrown2309
Decided to give all my money to Charity last night.
The other strippers were a bit miffed.
4:38 AM · Nov 24, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Cravey
@PseudoAdult
Replying to @hopeygilmore and @cakickboxher
Give to Charity, of course. And Monique, Mercedes, Angel and every other stripper on duty. $20 at a time.
Quick math = 100 lap dances.
3:37 PM · Dec 4, 2018·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Kyle DC
@TheKDC37
I believe in Karma and Destiny, and I’m a big believer in giving money to Charity and all the other strippers out there grindin.
10:08 AM · Jul 7, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Tim Bolton
@TimBolton01
Decided to give all my money to Charity last night. The other strippers were a bit miffed.
4:26 AM · Nov 25, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
The Celluloid Bordello
@WHORESonFILM
‘When I raise my skirts with slyness and dexterity / I’m mentally computing just how much I’ll give to charity.’ Candid images Gypsy Rose Lee world’s most famous burlesque stripper https://mol.im/a/9073163 via
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Candid images Gypsy Rose Lee world’s most famous burlesque stripper
A captivating set of black and white images from LIFE Magazine reveal an intimate side of the ‘world’s most famous’ stripper - Gypsy Rose Lee. The pics hail from her 1949 carnival tour across America
2:49 PM · Jan 1, 2021·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Chris Normandale
@chrisnormandale
Replying to @Peacock_Hypno
We need more humour !
I like to give 10 % of my salary to charity and other strippers !
2:23 PM · Mar 17, 2021·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/VERBERD April 24, 2022
I like to give a percentage of my earnings to Charity....
....and other strippers.

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