9781620871973

OVER P J CLARKE'S BAR CL

  • ISBN 13:

    9781620871973

  • ISBN 10:

    1620871971

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 11/17/2012
  • Publisher: FRWHEEL

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Summary

How did abar like P. J. Clarke's saloon become the beloved watering hole for FrankSinatra, Marilyn Monroe, Jacqueline Kennedy, Rocky Marciano, and Buddy Holly (notto mention the fictional Don Draper)? And what was it about their baconcheeseburger that caused Nat King Cole to pronounce it the Cadillac of burgers? Established in 1884 and bought in l904 by Patrick PaddyJoseph Clarke, this Irish saloon in a beautiful Victorian building on thecorner of Third Avenue and Fifty-Fifth Street has captivated generations of NewYorkers-from the working class to entertainers, athletes, business executives,and members of high society. Here, finally, is the story of this famed saloon. Learn moreabout the bar where: Ernest Borgnineand Ethel Merman announced their impending nuptialsto an astonished crowd Johnny Mercer penned One for My Baby (and One More for the Road) on a napkin while sitting at the bar Frank Sinatra was the owner of table twenty Over P. J. Clarke's Bar is at once a nostalgic look backat one of New York City's most famous landmark saloons (in an age when they arequickly disappearing) and an eloquent memoir by the former owner's grandniece,which details in sharp relief the excitement of days gone by-when as a younggirl she entered through the ladies entrance and watched bartenders handingbuckets of beer to thirsty customers on the sidewalk through the to gowindow.

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