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

 

 

Sherman Billingsley 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 house photogs.

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 & Bacall

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

OR

You Can Go Back To The Stork Club & Read & See A Whole Lot More

Including Some Very RARE & PERSONAL Celebrity Autographs by

CLICKING HERE

or we can call you a cab

TAXI...Take These Fine Folks Home Please