New York City: [1930s]. Item #2385
2” x 3½”. Thin card stock. Very good: minimal wear and uneven toning, penciled name on verso. The Plantation Club opened in December, 1929, intending to compete with the Cotton Club. It was garishly outfitted to appear like the Old South, with African American waitresses playing the role of plantation mammies. Owney Madden, the gangster who owned the Cotton Club, was infuriated when Cab Calloway was lured away by the owners of Plantation. In response, he sent thugs to trash Plantation causing around $25,000 (about $360,000 today) in damages. Calloway returned to the Cotton Club soon thereafter. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics.