TONY BENNETT COMES TO TOWN

 

LOOK WHO WAS HERE IN 1950

Singing at

Cutro's

ISLAND VIEW MANOR HOUSE

IN THE FUTURE TOWN OF Shirley, Long Island, NY

 

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Jimmy Cutro, who's family has owned the Island View Manor since after WWII. Jimmy was very kind and showed me around the manor house from the attic to the wine cellar. Some people recall that before the Cutro's had the place it was the private estate of Edward & Aline Tolfree who lived there from around 1922 - 1945. Going back even further it was built and used by Fred Quimby of the Tangiers Manor Development Corp. around 1910. For more about it click here

 

Jimmy's brother Rocky was a musician, that's him on the trumpet backing up his old friend from Astoria, Tony Bennett. Tony's appearances at the club co incided with when he was first hitting it real big and the whole town was buzzing whenever he appeared. My parents saw him there several times. Click on the old Wurlitzer and you will get an earfull of what it sounded like in what is now the Cutro's Living Room

 

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