Edith's Clam House - A Jazz Speakeasy - Was Here

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Edith's Clam House (in the 1920s)
146 West 133rd St.
New York, NY 10030
United States
40° 48' 47.9556" N, 73° 56' 37.0068" W


The New York Times' F.Y.I. column on 3/17/13, at Metro. p.2., discussed jazz speakeasies, based on a book, David Freeland's "Automats, Taxi Dances and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan's Lost Places of Leisure" (2009). Of this place, it said: this was a gay-friendly place with the off-color singer Gladys Bentley.

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Wed, 03/20/2013 - 19:13


I read an article on the auction of the original pen-and-brush artwork for the "A Night-Club Map of Harlem" poster, 1932, by E. Simms Campbell. It sold for $100,000, according to the Maine Antique Digest, June 2016, at 9C, 10C. Gladys' Clam House is on it, and after some Web research, I'm beginning to think that Edith's is also Gladys', named after blues singer Gladys Bentley.

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