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A Wooden Clapper from Jimmy Kelly’s Infamous Speakeasy in Greenwich Village

$375.00

Beautiful Girls – Alluring Music / Excellent Food / 3 Shows Nightly, 9 P.M. – 12 P.M. – 2 A.M. / Featuring / Danny Higgins & John Rockwood / Jeanne McCauley, Popular Songstress, Rita Renaud, Diminutive French Star. Real Delicious Dinner – $1.25 –1.75 from 6 to 10 /Jimmy Kelly’s / Featuring from 4 P.M. to 9 P.M. the / 3 Riviera Boys & Rita Renaud / 181 Sullivan Street, Greenwich Village, New York. A clapper made from wood and metal by the Beaty Manufacturing Company for Jimmy Kelly’s infamous speakeasy nightclub in New York City, at 181 Sullivan Street, Greenwich Village.

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Beautiful Girls – Alluring Music / Excellent Food / 3 Shows Nightly, 9 P.M. – 12 P.M. – 2 A.M. / Featuring / Danny Higgins & John Rockwood / Jeanne McCauley, Popular Songstress, Rita Renaud, Diminutive French Star. Real Delicious Dinner – $1.25 –1.75 from 6 to 10 /Jimmy Kelly’s / Featuring from 4 P.M. to 9 P.M. the / 3 Riviera Boys & Rita Renaud / 181 Sullivan Street, Greenwich Village, New York. A clapper made from wood and metal by the Beaty Manufacturing Company for Jimmy Kelly’s infamous speakeasy nightclub in New York City, at 181 Sullivan Street, Greenwich Village, undated. Partial nudity and suggestive choreography in the floor shows were features which inspired comparisons to the Folies Bergère in Paris. Jimmy Kelly’s real name was Giovanni de Silvo, known for his ties to the political machinery of Tammany Hall in New York as well as his ties to the network of shadowy businesses providing adult entertainment as well as deliveries of beverages to his various establishments in lower Manhattan. On one side of the clapper, dyed red, “Real delicious Dinner – $1.25 –1.75 from 6 to 10 /Jimmy Kelly’s / Featuring from 4 P.M. to 9 P.M. the / 3 Riviera Boys & Rita Renaud / 181 Sullivan Street, Greenwich Village, New York.” On the other movable, in blue ink on natural wood, “Beautiful Girls – Alluring Music / Excellent Food / 3 Shows Nightly, 9 P.M. – 12 P.M. – 2 A.M. / Featuring / Danny Higgins & John Rockwood / Jeanne McCauley, Popular Songstress, Rita Renaud, Diminutive French Star.” Condition fine.

Reverse side of Jimmy Kelly’s clapper.