Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan's Lost Places of Leisure

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xv
  • Part I Chinatown, Chatham Square, and the Bowery 1
  • 1- A Round for the Old Atlantic 5
  • 2- Chinatown Theater 25
  • Part II Union Square and the East Village 43
  • 3- A Roof with a View 47
  • 4- Caretakers of Second Avenue 65
  • Part III the Tenderloin 79
  • 5- If You Can Make 'Em Cry 85
  • 6- Tenderloin Winners and Losers 107
  • Part IV Harlem 129
  • 7- A Theater of Our Own 135
  • 8- Rise and Fall of the Original Swing Street 155
  • Part V Times Square 165
  • 9- The Strike Invisible 169
  • 10- Last Dance at the Orpheum 187
  • 11- Nights of Gladness 203
  • Epilogue 223
  • A Note on Sources 231
  • Notes 235
  • Bibliography 251
  • Index 257
  • About the Author 269
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