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Connie's Inn was a Harlem, New York City nightclub established in 1923 by Connie Immerman, a white bootlegger.[1] It was located in the basement at 2221 Seventh Avenue at 131st Street.

Acts featured there included Louis Armstrong[2], Moms Mabley [3], Fats Waller, Wilbur Sweatman, Peg Leg Bates [4], and Fletcher Henderson. Like the Cotton Club, Connie's Inn featured African-American performers, but restricted its audience to whites only.

References

  • Allen, Irving L. The City in Slang: New York Life and Popular Speech. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. Page 75.
  • Wintz, Cary D., and Paul Finkelman. Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance. New York: Routledge, 2004. Page 581.

Notes

  1. ^ Cullen, Frank, et al. Vaudeville, Old & New: An Encyclopedia of Variety Performers in America. New York: Routledge, 2007. Page 262
  2. ^ Giddins, Gary. Satchmo: The Genius of Louis Armstrong. New York: Da Capo Press, 2001.Page 86.
  3. ^ Encylopaedia Britannica's Guide to Black History
  4. ^ "Peg Leg Bates, One-Legged Dancer, Dies at 91" The New York Times, December 8, 1998.


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