As the grandson of Jack "Saint
Peter" Spooner 1886-1963, I'm more than happy
to let you see a small sample
of the folks granpa let come
INSIDE THE CUB
ROOM AT THE STORK CLUB
Opening Up The Joint
In the 1940's Illustrator Albert Dorne painted a "typical night" in the Cub Room at the Stork Club for big Joe Knapp's Collier's Magazine. This illustration was used as the menu cover from that time on.
As Sherman Billingsley moves amongst his regulars like Dorothy Killgallen , Arthur Godfrey, Tallulah Bankhead, Walter Winchell etc. Little Henny Rasch is seen with her camera snapping away recording some type of NYC Nitelife History.
Henny took over 5000 photos during
her nights at the Stork and she was just one of the several in
It Was The #1 Place In NYC To Be Seen
In & Sherman Billingsley knew the full
value of that.
WHO'S ON FIRST ?
CLICK ON EACH PHOTO TO VIEW IT
USE YOUR BACK BUTTON TO RETURN TO THIS
PAGE & VIEW ANOTHER
ROW 1 : Lucy & Dezi 1950 / Sinatra
Family / Cary Grant & A C Blumenthal 1935
ROW 2: Jackie Gleason & Daughters
1956 / Arlene Dahl, Rock Hudson, Fernando Lamas 1956 / Judy Garland
& Vincent Minelli
ROW 3 : Ava Gardner & Artie Shaw
bandleader / Mrs Durocher: Laraine Day, Spencer Tracy, Leo Durocher
NY Giants baseball mgr, / JFK & Jackie 1956
IN 1946 ORSON WELLES & EDWARD G ROBINSON MADE THE SUSPENSE MOVIE "THE STRANGER"
They played extreme adverseries, (Robinson was the good guy) looks like they are great friends here.
I have Edward G's autograph to my mom where her writes
ROW 1: Teddy, Jack & Bobby It Was
Jacks Birthday 1956 / Liz Taylor & her Parents / Bogey &
ROW 2: Mr & Mrs Ernest Hemingway
/ Uncle Milty Says Pick A Card Sherm / Walter Winchell, J. Edgar
Hoover & Al Jolson
ROW 3: Claudette Colbert Alfred Hitchcock
/ Henry Fonda & Afdera Franchetti / Mrs & Mr Irving Berlin
(I share birthdays with Irv ..as a
songwriter I'd rather share his royalities)
I'm Dreaming Of A GREEN Christmas
Speaking Of Christmas
Why It's none other than Santa Spooner!
TO SEE MORE OF SANTA SPOONER IN OTHER HOLIDAY ROLES
ON THE JOB IN THE STORK CLUB CLICK HERE
This Pic Of Hopalong Cassidy Used To Hang In My Room In Mastic Beach
WITHOUT HIS COWBOY OUTFIT BILL BOYD WAS STILL HOPPY
You Can Go Back To The Stork Club &
Read & See A Whole Lot More
Including Some Very RARE & PERSONAL
Celebrity Autographs by
or we can call you a cab
TAXI...Take These Fine Folks Home Please