THE BIG FAT SLOB IS BACK IN TOWN

This photo taken in 1935 at Jack Dempsey's Restaurant, seems appropiate on the 69th anniversary this month of the big fight in Bimini between Ernest Hemingway & Joseph Knapp. When Hemingway got back to NYC, he made his rounds at Twenty One, The Stork Club and here at Dempsey's. A very amused Bernie Gimble the Department Store magnate is prompting Hemingway perhaps to tell that Big Fat Slob story to their two Heavy weight champion table mates Gene Tunney on the left and Jack Dempsey on the right. My grandfather Jack Spooner ran Dempsey's Restaurant for a time when he took a sabbatical of sorts from the Stork Club .

 

Dempsey Had Music For Lunch & Dinner

I wonder if the band knew how to play

BIG FAT SLOB?

 

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