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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from May 06, 2021
“It’s the dream, the Big Apple” (Howard Stern’s Private Parts film, 1997)

Radio personality Howard Stern wrote the autobiography Private Parts (1993), and the starred in the 1997 movie of the same name.

In the movie (not the book), Howard Stern, then a disc jockey in Washington, DC, explains to his wife (Alison) that he got a job offer from WNBC radio in New York City:

“It’s unbelievable. I got a job offer today from WNBC in New York. Afternoon drive, the most powerful radio station in their chain, $150,000 a year. And they said if I do really well, they’re gonna syndicate my program all over the country. This is it. This is everything I want. It’s like...It’s the dream, the Big Apple.”


Wikipedia: Private Parts (1997 film)
Private Parts is a 1997 American biographical comedy film produced by Ivan Reitman and directed by Betty Thomas. The film is an adaptation of the autobiographical chapters from the best selling 1993 book of the same name by radio personality Howard Stern, developed from a script by Len Blum and Michael Kalesniko. It follows Stern’s life from boyhood and his rise to success in radio. Stern and several of his radio show staff star as themselves, including newscaster and co-host Robin Quivers, producers Fred Norris and Gary Dell’Abate, and comedian Jackie Martling. The film also stars Mary McCormack, Allison Janney, and Paul Giamatti.

Wikiquote: Private Parts (1997 film)
Private Parts is a 1997 film about the rise to fame of radio personality Howard Stern.

Directed by Betty Thomas. Written by Len Blum and Michael Kalesniko, based on Stern’s 1993 book.

Howard Stern
. [to Alison] It’s unbelievable. I got a job offer today from WNBC in New York. Afternoon drive, the most powerful radio station in their chain, $150,000 a year. And they said if I do really well, they’re gonna syndicate my program all over the country. This is it. This is everything I want. It’s like...It’s the dream, the Big Apple.

IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
Private Parts (1997)
R | 1h 49min | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 7 March 1997 (USA)

The autobiographical story of Howard Stern, the radio rebel who is now also a TV personality, an author and a movie star.
Director: Betty Thomas
Writers: Howard Stern (book), Len Blum (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Stars: Howard Stern, Mary McCormack, Robin Quivers | See full cast & crew »

Drew’s Script-O-Rama
Private Parts Script - Dialogue Transcript
(...)
I got a job offer today
from WNBC in New York.
Afternoon drive, the most powerful
radio station in their chain,
$150,000 a year.
And they said
if I do really well,
they’re gonna syndicate
my program all over the country.
This is it.
This is everything I want.
It’s like…
It’s the dream, the Big Apple.

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