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 December 04, 2022

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Wiktionary: chorine
(plural chorines)
1. A female chorus line dancer; a chorus girl.
(Oxford English Dictionary)
chorine, n.
Etymology: <

chor- (in chorus n.) + -ine suffix3 or -ine suffix4.
Originally and chiefly U.S.
A chorus-girl.
1922   Moving Pict. Stories 28 July 26/1   Pearls continue to be popular, especially with soubrettes and even chorines.
1927   in Amer. Speech (1928) 3 368   The chorines of a cabaret.
1938   Times Lit. Suppl. 11 Feb. 91/3   They [sc. short stories] depict..the philosophy of a ‘chorine’.
30 December 1916, Puck (New York, NY), pg. 17, col. 1:
Fable of the Slangy Chorine
The Young Man spent the next two Hour or so listening to Chatter of the ragtime variety from the Chorine he had landed, and with noted Surprise—and a queer thrill of Delight—that she broke all of the rules of deportment he had ever read about.
OCLC WorldCat record
Kansas City chorine ; Plains paramour
Author:Dirk Fletcher
Print Book, English, 1993, ©1989
Publisher:Dorchester Pub. Co., New York, 1993, ©1989
OCLC WorldCat record
No law against angels ; Doll for the big house ; Chorine makes a killing : three novels by Carter Brown
Authors:Carter Brown, Jeremy Yates (Writer of introduction)
Summary:No law against angels: Lt. Al Wheeler investigates the muder of two young women
Print Book, English, 2019
Publisher:Stark House Press, Eureka, California, 2019

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film/Circus • Sunday, December 04, 2022 • Permalink

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