Joints #13


The Latin Quarter

6 comments:

swac said...

Great marquee, was it an old movie palace?

Tom Sutpen said...

It does look a little like an old motion pic palazzo, but in fact The Latin Quarter was one of New York's premiere nightclubs during the 40s and 50s.

SomeNYGuy said...

It was also little Barbara Walters' daycare center!

swac said...

I just thought it might have been an old movie palace turned into a nightclub, a not-uncommon occurance (especially as television was taking its hold).

Tommy O'C said...

You may be right. Lou Walters (Barbara Walters' father) opened the original Latin Quarter in what had been a Boston church. Then he opened other Latin Quarters in Miami and New York. Eventually, he went bankrupt and the family lost everything.

fille d'attila said...

En fait, le Latin Quarter s'était installé dans l'ancien Cotton Club qui avait déménagé en 1936. Quel dommage d'avoir démoli un lieu aussi mythique que le Cotton Club.