The Fabulous “Mr. Harlem,” Dickie Wells, Harlem Playboy And Entrepreneur 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 →


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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 in the 1940’s. Continue Reading →


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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 his reputation at 162 West 133rd Street at Seventh Avenue, in Harlem, NY, 1940-1950. Continue Reading →


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