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 September 24, 2015
“Tom Landry is such a perfectionist he’d expect Raquel Welch to cook”

Entry in progress—B.P.
Don Meredith (1938-2010)

Wikipedia: Tom Landry
Thomas Wade “Tom” Landry (September 11, 1924 – February 12, 2000) was an American football player and coach. He is ranked as one of the greatest and most innovative coaches in National Football League (NFL) history, creating many new formations and methods. He invented the now popular 4–3 defense, and the “flex defense” system made famous by the “Doomsday Defense” squads he created during his 29-year tenure with the Dallas Cowboys. His 29 consecutive years as the coach of one team are an NFL record, along with his 20 consecutive winning seasons.

Landry won two Super Bowl titles (VI, XII), five NFC titles, 13 Divisional titles, and compiled a 270-178-6 record, the third-most wins all-time for an NFL coach.

Wikipedia: Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch (born Jo Raquel Tejada; September 5, 1940) is an American actress and singer.
Welch’s unique persona on film made her into an icon of the 1960s and 70s.

28 January 1979, Aberdeen (SD) American News, “Patrons read, don’t scribble” by Dick Young (New York Daily News), pg. 11, col. 1
The Tom Landry reference is a crack by Don Meredith, to wit:

“Tom Landry is such a perfectionist, if he was married to Raquel Welch he’d expect her to cook.”

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Thursday, September 24, 2015 • Permalink