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.

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Entry from October 02, 2013
“The taxpayers are sending congressmen on expensive trips abroad” (joke)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Will Rogers
William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was an American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, social commentator and motion picture actor. He was one of the world’s best-known celebrities in the 1920s and 1930s.

Google Books
Laugh Off:
The Comedy Showdown Between Real Life and the Pros

By Bob Fenster
Kansas City, MO: Andrew McMeel Universal Company
2005
Pg. 135:
Comic Will Rogers: “The taxpayers are sending congressmen on expensive trips abroad. It might be worth it except they keep coming back.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Wednesday, October 02, 2013 • Permalink