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November 30, 1979 - Image 66

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1979-11-30

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Friday, November 30, 1919 31

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

THE FINEST GOURMET
ORIENTAL CUISINE

• EXCELLENT COMBINATION FAMILY DINNERS • COCKTAILS

MUM INN

IN THE ORCHARD MALL
6407 ORCHARD LAKE RD. AT MAPLE

851-6400

Carry Outs
Available

NOV( OPEN

'Featuring Our Great
BAR- Q RIBS — PIZZA — BURGERS
SOUPS — SALADS — SANDWICHES

—plus—
COMPLETE LUNCH & DINNER
• Wines and Cocktails •

Mon. thru Sat. from 11 a.m.

PINE LAKE MALL
4305 ORCHARD LAKE RD.
Bet. Piee Lake & Lug Lake Ris.

851-3252

COMEDY CASTLE FUN

Wed., Thurs., Fri. & Sat.

When was the last time
you did it in a car?

Debi invites you to
a classic dinner
in a classic car at

Entertainment in the "Grease Pit" Wed., Fri. & Sat. 9 pm-
2 am the fantastic ORTHEIA BARNES and MILDRED
VANEY
reservations suggested

399-1040

HOURS: LUNCH Mon.-Fri. 11:30-3:00 P.M.
DINNER Mon.-Thurs. 5:00-10:00 P.M.
'Fri. & Sat. 5:00-11:00 P.M.

22061 WOODWARD, FERNDALE, MICHIGAN

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** *
)4-
*

HOLIDAY TRAY
ORDERS NOW TAKEN

Meat or Dairy

*

*

ROSE and
IRVING GUTTMAN

WE ARE OPEN

6 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Tues. thru Sun.

Invite You


*

To See Why

* We .Are #1

*

In The Metropolitan
Detroit Area


* N,

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* TRY ROSE'S PICKLED TROUT
AND GEFILTE FISH
Jr. * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

27167
GREENFIELD

1 Blk. N. of 11 Mile

559-1380

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(The Best of Everything

(Continued from Page 36)
"Durante knew every-
thing about night clubs
from the vilest closed-door
places to resorts bringing a
smart and sophisticated
gaiety to people of intelli-
gence and charm.
"The night life of a big
city is an important part
of it. Night clubs really
made their debut before
Durante was born. A
Philadelphian named
Frank Rivers came to
New York in 1859 with a
big idea. He opened the
Melodeon, a concert sa-
loon on Broadway, and
the admission fee was 13
cents.
"Rivers was a moralist
who intended giving New
Yorkers a place to sit and
sip their beer while watch-
ing professional artists do
their stuff. A dog-and-pony
act was considered big time
and a deep-voiced ballad
singer could stop the show.
"Beer gardens, dance cel-
lars and music halls
sprouted and were packed
with men, women and chil-
dren. They were quiet fam-
ily places in a generation
which lifted its eyebrows at
the sight of a woman's legs.
The Atlantic Gardens
had a female orchestra of 25
and a woman conductor.
German and -Tyrolean sin-
gers and players were in-
troduced. But the tide of
population turned up-town
and the Atlantic Gardens
failed. No steins have
banged on the tables there
since 1912.
"Then came the Ten-
derloin District which
stretched from 14th to
42nd St. with famous
night clubs like the
Haymarket, Sharkey's
and the Tivoli. Eventu-
ally the Tenderloin area
folded up as an avenue of
sin just as Coney Island
and the Bowery did.
Broadway later was
called 'Orange Juice
Gulch.'
"Night clubs were created
with the coming of prohibi-
tion and in 1928, 157 New
York clubs were investi-
gated. Police based some of
their objections on the fact
that racketeers were often
undercover owners.
"A lot of places tried to
develop new angles to lure
customers. But Durante al-
ways said you don't need so
much in the way of novelty
as in hell-raising fun.
"When the sun goes down
and the moon comes up,
people like to make who-
opee, Durante always said.
They want to forget they
had a tough day, that the
mortgage is due and that
some time pretty soon
they'd be laid out in
rosewood caskets.
" 'When people laugh
they spend money and it
doesn't take a doctor of
philosophy to figure out
that keeping them spend-
ing is good business,' he
said.
"Coney Island, Harlem,
Brooklyn and the Bowery
were Durante's stamping
grounds before he hit



Broadway. In some ways
the night club business is
the worst in the world and
in others it's just swell, ac-
cording to the `Shnozz.' But
he wouldn't have missed it
for $1 million dollars and a
nose like John Barrymore's.
"In 1924, Durante was
playing piano at the Night-
ingale Cafe on Broadway
and 48th St. Eddie Jackson
and former Detroiter Harry
Harris were singing there.
The headwaiter convinced
the three of them to open up
their own club and he found
a place on 58th St. off
Broadway.
"They each put up $500
and moved in. They flipped
a coin to see who'd have the
club named after him and
Durante won. The place was
called Club Durant because
the sign cost $50 a letter and
they couldn't afford the last
`e.'
"The club was in a
room 20 by 70 feet and it
was one flight up over a
used car salesroom. If
you're trying to find a
place where nobody'll
visit us, this is it,' Durante
told the headwaiter.
It cost nearly $10,000 to
put the room in shape. The
partners each put up $2,000
in cash and handed out
notes for the rest. They put
in 25 tables and seats run-
ning along the wall so they
could seat about 135.
"They had a four-piece or-
chestra and a dance floor
the size of a postage stamp.
They opened at 11, started
entertaining at 1 and kept
going until 7 or 8 in the
morning.
"Opening night was
jammed but the next night
no customers showed up.
The first customer came in
at 3 in the morning and the
club took in $36.
" 'Then we got a lucky
break,' Durante recalled.
(Continued on Page 38)

011•••• ■

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CLUB
24931 N. CHRYSLER DR. (1-75 at 10 Mile)

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Hazel Park .PRIVATE

542-9196

FOR 25 TO 300

• Anniversaries
• Weddings
• Bar Mitzvas'
• Parties' For All
• Showers
• Bat Mitzvas.
Occasions
• Reunions
• Banquets
Open Mon. Thru Sat., featUring Fine Steaks, Noble Wines, Casual
Elegance, Gourmet Salad Bar, (over 37 items, incl. creamed her
ring, deviled eggs, etc.) House Specialties: Chateaubriand, Fresh.

COMPLIMENTARY ... RUM TORTE DESSERT
SAT. EVE ONLY

Entertainment

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Sat., 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

OPEN SUNDAYS FOR PRIVATE PARTIES ONLY

Dig

22740 WOODWARD

at 9 Mile

544-7933
ONE OF MICHIGAN'S OLDEST RESTAURANTS
"We Say Good Food And We Mean lir

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OPEN 7 DAYS--BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER

OUR FAMOUS SPEC/AL DINNERS
$3.50
BROILED FRESH WHITE FISH
BROILED FRESH LAKE TROUT
005
.5570
$i...5
$$"
STUFFED FLOUNDER
BROILED HALIBUT
:$3.50
BROILED PICKEREL
SEAFOOD PLATTER
FRIED SCALLOPS
$
$4
3 .5
7 0
5
JUMBO SHRIMPS:
:$2.83
FRESH FISH & CHIPS

ROAST PRIME RIB
OF BEEF

$4.55
ROAST SIRLOIN OF BEEF
BRAISED SHORT RIBS

BAR B 0 RIBS

-

-

$4.75

BAR-B-0 CHICKEN
$3.25

$3.75
$3.25

.

ALL ABOVE INCLUDE: SALAD, VEG., POT.,

.

GREEK BREAD & BUTTER

RIALTO'S SPECIAL BREAKFAST

SERVED AT ALL TIMES!

• 2 EXTRA LARGE EGGS
• 3 BREAKFAST MEATS
• PINEAPPLE RING

• HOME-MADE AMERICAN FRIES
• TOAST &
JELLY

S2.75

• STEAKS • CHOPS • GREEK DISHES • ITALIAN DISHES
• CHILDREN'S MENU • HOME COOKING

MON. THRU THURS. 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., FRI. & SAT. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

SUN. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

•COCKTAILS BEER WINE-

Plan Your Next Affair At

ing5tep 3Itin

• Bar Mitzvas • Bat Mitzvas • Sweet 16's
• Banquets • Showers • Parties For All Occasions

Excellent Facilities Available- For
Wedding Ceremony and Receptions •
Plus A 160-Room Hotel For Your Guests

LUNCHEONS MON. THRU SAT. FROM 11 a.m.
DINNER MON. THRU SAT. FROM 5 p.m. SUN. 1 to 10 p.m.

LATE NIGHT ALA CARTE MENU MON.-SAT., 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

SUNDAY IS BRUNCH DAY

Served From 10 am. to 2 p.m.

One of Michigan's Most Elegant
Arrays of All-You-Can-Eat Delights,

Including 14 Hot Entrees

WOODWARD S. OF LONG LAKE RD.
Bloomfield Hills

$ 95

per person

Reservations Accepted

644-1400

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