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 →
Ruby Bailey was born in Bermuda in 1905 and arrived in the United States in 1912 with her mother and sister. She lived in Harlem until her death in 2003 at the age of 97. Continue Reading →
Jimi Hendrix spent many years in Harlem at the Palm Cafe, the Apollo Theater and many more venues. As some of you may know Harlem has had a number of historical buildings, the Renaissance, Cotton Club, the Lafayette Theater, Connie’s Inn, the Ubangi Club, the Audubon Ballroom, the Savoy Ballroom, the Harlem Opera House, Continue Reading →
Here is a great black and white tear sheet from Jet Magazine in the 1950’s of Pin up twins who sit on the “Tree Of Hope” at 129th Street and 8th Avenue (aka St. Nichloas Avenue) in Harlem, New York.