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The Resource Cafe Society : the wrong place for the right people, Barney Josephson ; with Terry Trilling-Josephson ; foreword by Dan Morgenstern

Cafe Society : the wrong place for the right people, Barney Josephson ; with Terry Trilling-Josephson ; foreword by Dan Morgenstern

Label
Cafe Society : the wrong place for the right people
Title
Cafe Society
Title remainder
the wrong place for the right people
Statement of responsibility
Barney Josephson ; with Terry Trilling-Josephson ; foreword by Dan Morgenstern
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set against the drama of the Great Depression, the conflict of American race relations, and the inquisitions of the House Un-American Activities Committee, Cafe Society tells the personal history of Barney Josephson, proprietor of the legendary interracial New York City night clubs Cafe Society Downtown and Cafe Society Uptown and their successor, The Cookery. Famously known as "the wrong place for the Right people," Cafe Society featured the cream of jazz and blues performers - among whom were Billie Holiday, Big Joe Turner, Lester Young, Buck Clayton, Big Sid Catlett, and Mary Lou Williams - as well as comedy stars Imogene Coca, Zero Mostel, and Jack Gilford, the boogie-woogie pianists, and legendary gospel and folk artists." "A trailblazer in many ways, Josephson welcomed black and white artists alike to perform for mixed audiences in a venue whose walls were festooned with artistic and satiric murals lampooning what was then called "high society." In particular, he sought out and developed new performing talent, and he offered musicians and performers the rare security of continuous work for months and years." "Spanning half a century from the 1930s to the 1980s, Josephson's narrative depicts both the business and the artistic sides of Cafe Society while exposing the tensions between the club's own progressive interracial openness and the more restrictive social and political climate in which it evolved. When his brother Leon was targeted by the House Un-American Activities Committee, Barney was tarred by the same brush and forced to close Cafe Society. Now out of the limelight, Barney opened a hamburger restaurant, The Cookery, hiring unemployed dancers as waitresses." "Featuring scores of photographs that illustrate the vibrant cast of characters in Josephson's life, this exceptional book tells Josephson's personal history in his own words and through illuminating anecdotes, personal interviews, and historical research. A concept ahead of its time, Cafe Society was acclaimed then and now for its revolutionary innovations and creativity, inspired by the vision of one remarkable man."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Josephson, Barney
Dewey number
  • 792.7092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML429.J65
LC item number
A3 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Trilling-Josephson, Terry
Series statement
Music in American life
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Josephson, Barney
  • Café Society (Nightclub)
  • Impresarios
  • Greenwich Village (New York, N.Y.)
Label
Cafe Society : the wrong place for the right people, Barney Josephson ; with Terry Trilling-Josephson ; foreword by Dan Morgenstern
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
232536752
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 376 pages, 46 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780252034138
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008027205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMKC: Music Z Coll. copy forms part of the Norman Saks Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)232536752
Label
Cafe Society : the wrong place for the right people, Barney Josephson ; with Terry Trilling-Josephson ; foreword by Dan Morgenstern
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [343]-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
232536752
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 376 pages, 46 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780252034138
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008027205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
UMKC: Music Z Coll. copy forms part of the Norman Saks Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)232536752

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