An Incredible Night In Harlem With Harlem Playboy Dickie Wells, Billy Holiday And Tallualah Bankhead, 1940’s (Photograph)

Here’s a fabulously photograph of super star Harlem playboy Dickie Wells in a tux, Billy Holiday transfixed in a sequined dress and actress Tallualah Bankhead in pearls at Club Ebony Continue Reading →

The Legendary Hamilton Lodge Ball Home At The Rockland Palace Dance Hall In Harlem 1920’s

The Rockland Palace was the home of Hamilton Lodge Ball at the corner at 280 West 155th street and Frederick Douglass Avenues in Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s. Become Continue Reading →

Pod’s And Jerry’s, A Legendary Harlem Speakeasy, Billie Holidays First Gig, And More

Pod’s and Jerry’s, officially the Catagonia Club, was a cabaret and jazz club on 133rd Street in Harlem, New York from 1925-1948. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Continue Reading →

Harlem’s “Funny Girl,” Fanny Brice, 1891 – 1951 (video)

Fanny Brice (October 29, 1891 – May 29, 1951) was a popular and influential American illustrated song model, comedienne, singer, and theater and film actress who made many stage, radio Continue Reading →

Dickie “Mr. Harlem,” Wells, Harlem Playboy And Entrepreunuer, 1920-1949

Richard “Dickie” Wells, known as, “Mr. Harlem,” 1908-1949, was one of Harlem’s most gifted tap dancers, nightclub owners, and last but certainly not least, its most notorious male gigolo and playboy. Continue Reading →

Dickie Wells Club, Harlem, New York, 1940-1950

Dickie Wells was called the Harlem Playboy, and his club originally built as a bowling alley Dickie Wells aka “Dickie’s club” (above left photograph) was meant to be an off shoot of Continue Reading →

Leslie Arthur Julien “Hutch” Hutchinson, From Harlem To Hampstead, 1900 – 1969

Leslie Arthur Julien Hutchinson, known as “Hutch” (7 March 1900 – 18 August 1969), was one of the biggest cabaret stars in the world during the 1920s and 1930s. Become an Harlem World Insider Continue Reading →