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Schmaltzy, old-timey New Yorkers of a certain era

Leona Helmsley

Cindy Adams

Mary Higgins Clark

Barbara Walters

Regis Philbin

Jerry and Elaine Orbach

Who else?

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 32501/12/2021

Woody Allen?

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 110/21/2020

Donald Trump and family

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 210/21/2020

Rudy Giuliani

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 310/21/2020

Bernie Madoff

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 410/21/2020

Fran Lebowitz

Elaine Kaufman

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 510/21/2020

Rich Uncle Pennybags

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 610/21/2020

r5, good ones.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 710/21/2020

Edie Sedgwick

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 810/21/2020

Suzy Knickerbocker.

Cindy's Joey.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 910/21/2020

Blaine Trump

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 1010/21/2020

Liz Smith

Dorothy Kilgallen

Toots Shor

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 1110/21/2020

Gay Talese

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 1210/21/2020

Be careful what you ask for OP.

Jackie Mason, mit photo

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by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 1310/21/2020

Jackie O

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 1410/21/2020

Larry King

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 1510/21/2020

Carolyn bessete Kennedy

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 1610/21/2020

Tavern in the green The Russian tea room Bonfire of the vanities

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 1710/21/2020

Diane Von Furstenberg

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 1810/21/2020

Steve Rubell

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 1910/21/2020

Phyllis Newman and Adolf Green

Beverly Sills

Bess Myerson

Wesley Addy and Celeste Holm

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 2010/21/2020

Roy Cohn

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 2110/21/2020

r16 aka Bodega Cat, wrong era.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 2210/21/2020

Bernie Goetz

Joel Steinberg

Hedda Nussbaum

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 2310/21/2020

Bella Abzug

Ethel Merman

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 2410/21/2020

Brooke Astor, Walter Winchell, Gloria Vanderbilt

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 2510/21/2020

Gayfryd Steinberg

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 2610/21/2020

Carolyne Roehm

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 2710/21/2020

Howard Cosell and Barbara Walters

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 2810/21/2020

R16. Yes, CB was the epitome of ultra-sleek 90's minimalism.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 2910/21/2020

Nan Kempner

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And here comes Joan Hamburg to interview all of them.

"Cindy, I know you were always a fan of the brust deckel at Lou Siegel. You should be so lucky to find someone who knows from brust deckel these days. But before we get to that, let me tell you about the time I almost choked to death on a karnatzlach at Moskowitz and Lupowitz..."

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Helen Gurley Brown

Susan Sontag

Jackie Susann

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 3210/21/2020

Pete Breslin

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 3310/21/2020

Brigid Berlin

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 3410/21/2020

R33, I think you meant Pete Hamill and Jimmy Breslin.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 3510/21/2020

Earl Wilson

Martin and Arlene

Delores Gray

Jan Murray

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 3610/21/2020

Don't forget me!

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Andy Warhol

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 3810/21/2020

Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 3910/21/2020

The former Mrs. Farkas.

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Ed Koch, if not inventor, the epitome.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 4110/21/2020

Liza!

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 4210/21/2020

Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

C Z Guest

Sunny von Bülow

Suzy

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 4310/21/2020

R41, and his "girlfriend" Bess Myerson

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 4410/21/2020

[quote]The former Mrs. Farkas.

What do you mean former? Did she divorce that gnome?

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 4510/21/2020

They've been divorced for at least 15 years.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 4610/21/2020

Fabian Basabe

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 4710/21/2020

Phil Rizzuto

Dan Ingram

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 4810/21/2020

Dr. Zizmor

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 4910/21/2020

Sarah Jessica Parker

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 5010/21/2020

Cousin Bruce Morrow

Pete Hamill

Art Donovan

Lynn Samuels

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 5110/21/2020

[quote]Schmaltzy, [bold]old-timey[/bold] New Yorkers [bold]of a certain era[/bold]

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 5210/21/2020

Bruce Villanch

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 5310/21/2020

Grandpa Al Lewis

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 5410/21/2020

Sy and Marcy Syms

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 5510/21/2020

Florenz Ziegfeld

Fannie Brice

Jeanne Eagels

Clifton Webb

Jimmy Walker

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 5610/21/2020

The maid on the jeffersons - florence

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 5710/21/2020

R46, but I could've sworn they've shown up at events together within the last 15 years. Friendly divorce?

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 5810/21/2020

Peppo Vanini

Howard and Dawn Stein

Xenon

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 5910/21/2020

Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish

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Bobby Short

David Rockefeller

David Dinkins

John Lindsay

George Plimpton

Joe Franklin

Walter Winchell

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 6110/21/2020

Now that I'm thinking about it, it's actually probably closer to 20 years, R58. They divorced but never announced it, and they kept appearing together. At some point she went back to "Somers White" but I think NYSD continued calling them Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Farkas. Such a tangled web.

I'll see if I can find it.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 6210/21/2020

Pat Buckley, or Mrs. William F. Buckley to YOU.

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Kelly Ripa

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The recently departed Jayne Wrightsman

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Yoko Oh No

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 6610/21/2020

Bette Midler

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 6710/21/2020

Ahmet and Mica Ertegun

Betty Comden & Adolph Green

Geoffrey Holder

Blossom Dearie

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 6810/21/2020

Jimmy Breslin

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 6910/21/2020

R58, this is from 4/11/05 (which, coincidentally, is also the last time Miss White ate solid food):

[quote]The marriage of Somers and Jonathan Farkas has been as much of a riddle as a relationship for some time now. Last week Mr. Farkas swept into the Carlyle for the Literacy Partners Gala kick-off party with Nancy Moonves, the former wife of Leslie Moonves, and the following night we spotted him with another beauty at the Jack Welch book party at The Four Seasons. Friday night, Somers, looking chic and soigné, sans Jonathan, swept into the Mandarin Hotel at the Time Warner complex for the New Yorkers for Children gala benefit.

[quote]“What gives?” many have asked.

[quote]Here is the story, short and succinct: the couple separated quietly but publicly. Both camps tell a different story as to the cause. However, they have been divorced for some time, unknown to the public, as they continued their relationship as “Mr. and Mrs.” fulfilling their roles to each other as promised. For one of them, that became “not enough.” They are now known again as Miss Somers White and Mr. Jonathan Farkas.

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R64 Kelly Ripa?? She's sooo South Jersey.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 7110/21/2020

Somers Farkas and Muffie Potter Aston are staples of the NYSD threads.

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Harvey, the Demon Dog

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Thanks, R70. Appreciate the info.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 7410/21/2020

[quote]I think you meant Pete Hamill and Jimmy Breslin.

Thanks, R35. For some reason I conflated those two.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 7510/21/2020

Bunny MacDougal.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 7610/21/2020

Gay and Nan Talese

Norman Mailer

Comden & Green

Garson Kanin

Bennett Cerf

Moss and Kitty Hart

William and Babe Paley

Bobo Rockefeller

Martha Graham

Rudolph Bing

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 7710/21/2020

Our sister, The Incomparable Hildegarde. Lived to 99.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 7810/21/2020

Samantha Jones

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Kathy Lee

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 8010/21/2020

Iris Apfel

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Hugh Jackman

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Mark Gilbertson, Palm Beach - That's how he actually used to introduce himself.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 8310/21/2020

Brad Gooch

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 8410/21/2020

Robin Byrd

Al Goldstein

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 8510/21/2020

Elaine Stritch, walking around in her black rehearsal tights and long white button down shirt, booze in hand

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 8610/21/2020

Vivi von Cuntington

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 8710/21/2020

How could you queens forget the queen of them alll?

Brooke Astor. We hat a fun and wonderful woman. And delicious scandal in the end. RIP.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 8810/21/2020

Judy Peabody

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 8910/21/2020

Dorothy Parker

James Thurber

Charles MacArthur

Alexander Woollcott

Harpo

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 9010/21/2020

Anne Slater, who I met on two occasions and was absolutely delightful.

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How could we?

R88, meet R25.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 9210/21/2020

Tama Janowitz

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 9310/21/2020

Brini Maxwell

Sue Simmons

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 9410/21/2020

Jackie Susann and Irving Mansfield.

Pete Hamill

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 9510/21/2020

R93---I see your Tama Janowitz and raise you Jay McInerney. (Remember Vintage Books?)

Also adding Debbie Harry, all the Ramones, Richard Hell and Johnny Thunders.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 9610/21/2020

Jill Zarin

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 9710/21/2020

Ramona Singer

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 9810/21/2020

Bethany Frankel

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 9910/21/2020

Sonja Morgan

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 10010/21/2020

Carole Radziwell

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 10110/21/2020

Joan Rivers

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 10210/21/2020

Did Pete Hamill and Jackie O. have a thing going on? My mom always said they did.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 10310/21/2020

R92. Oops! But in my defense, I have R25 blocked for some reason, so it didn’t show up. Glad she’s remembered.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 10410/21/2020

Mia Farrow

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 10510/21/2020

Ethel Merman

Suzanne Pleshette

Patti LuPone

Neil Simon

Tony Curtis

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 10610/21/2020

Ed Sullivan

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 10710/21/2020

Joe Franklin

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 10810/21/2020

J.J. Hunsecker

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 10910/21/2020

Lord and Taylor president Dorothy Shaver, the first woman in the United States to head a multimillion-dollar firm. In 1945 she was paid a salary of $110,000 ($1.4 million in 2020 dollars). This was the highest salary on record for an American woman at that time,

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Ed and Sylvia Sullivan

Earl Wilson and his wife, Rosemary, known as the "B.W."

Jo Hughes, super sales gal at Bergdorf Goodman

Countess Ruth Costantino, née Teschner

Jack O'Brian, fag-hating columnist for The Journal American

Kalman Ruttenstein, America's leading fat garmenteau

Arlene Francis and Martin Gable

Miss Kate Smith residing at the Sheraton Motor Inn, 42nd Street and the Hudson River

Mable Mercer, New York's incurable diseuse

George Balanchine and Jerry Robbins

Polly Mellen and Diana Vreeland

Hy and Marilyn Gardner

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 11110/21/2020

Some of these names are ridiculous. Do some of you people even know what "Schmaltzy, old-timey" means?

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 11210/21/2020

Sylvia Miles

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 11310/21/2020

Moss and Kitty Carlisle Hart

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 11410/21/2020

Betsy Palmer

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 11510/21/2020

Helen O'Hagen at Saks 5th Avenue

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 11610/21/2020

Fred Astaire.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 11710/21/2020

Joe DiMaggio

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 11810/21/2020

Walter Mathau, Maureen Stapleton, Schlomo Livshitz

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 11910/21/2020

Lucy and Ricky Ricardo

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 12010/21/2020

Kevin Spacey

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 12110/21/2020

Charlie Rose.

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Rush Limbaugh

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 12310/21/2020

Rudy Giuliani ❤️

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 12410/21/2020

Mr. Peanut

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 12510/21/2020

Big and Little Edies

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 12610/21/2020

Monty Clift

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 12710/21/2020

Cindy Adams is a vile piece of shit can’t wait until she croaks.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 12810/21/2020

Jerry Stiller and Ann Mera

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 12910/21/2020

Renee Taylor, Fran Drescher, Rodney Dangerfield

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Oh r128 here, Ed Koch, of course!!

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 13110/21/2020

Ruth Gordon, Mae West, Barbara Stanwyk, Betty Bacall

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 13210/21/2020

When I first moved to NYC in '81 as a teenager the first celebs I spotted on the street were Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin walking out of Sardi's! Later that year I saw Quentin Crisp and prizefighter Jack Dempsey on the East side - not together!

I feel like a relic now!

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 13310/21/2020

Mickey Spillane

Yogi Berra

Earl Wilson

Barney Josephson

Alberta Hunter

Mabel Mercer

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 13410/21/2020

Ed Sullivan Igor Casini aka Cholly Kickerbocker Lois Wise

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 13510/21/2020

Haha. Not many here will know who Barney Josephson is, but I do!

- Billie at the Cafe

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 13610/21/2020

136 posts and none of you have mentioned Muriel??

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 13710/21/2020

Thelma Ritter!

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 13810/21/2020

Mimi Strong and her clients Gail Sheehy, Jack Davis and C. David Heymann.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 13910/21/2020

Miss Pearl of Pearl's Chinese restaurant; she wore only Donald Brooks. Le tout New York was there Sunday evenings.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 14010/21/2020

Really R110?

The Fox studio grabbed her from Sennett for an appearance in “Me, Gangster.” Carole began the sure climb in pay increases which in 1937 hit a peak of $460,000, highest of any woman in pictures. Since then her earnings have remained at $400,000 or better every year.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 14110/21/2020

La Grenouille

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 14210/21/2020

To be clear ....

Schmaltzy, in this case means Jewish (so, NOT Brook Astor)

Old-timey mean mid-20th century (so not Bethany Frankie)

And New Yorker means - well, that at least should be obvious (so, not Fred Astaire)

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 14310/21/2020

This thread has gone beyond that r143.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 14410/21/2020

You don't have to be Jewish to be schmaltzy though it helps.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 14510/21/2020

Kate Smith is a Philly philly.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 14610/22/2020

Stephen Sondheim

Bernadette Peters

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 14710/22/2020

What about me?

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 14810/22/2020

Agree with R144. This thread has morphed organically into a type of mourning for a period in NYC history that likely ended mid-March 2020. It was on its last legs and the shutdown and its economic ramifications have probably killed it. Looking back historians will see a weird cultural continuity in NYC history dating from the post-World War II era until March 2020.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 14910/22/2020

With a 3-scourge punch r149 AIDS, 9/11, and covid19.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 15010/22/2020

Gabe Pressman.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 15110/22/2020

Larry Kramer. Charles Ludlam. Quentin Crisp. If downtown gays count.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 15210/22/2020

Katharine Hepburn, angrily banging on Stephen Sondheim's door when he played the piano past 11, most likely "I'm Still Here!" or "Broadway Baby" or something from "Follies".

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 15310/22/2020

The legion of maitre d’s at NYC’s fine dining establishments who controlled the rooms. But, who would gladly help you out if the $$ handshake was right.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 15410/22/2020

Miss Nathan Lane

Miss Mario Cantone

Betty "Solutions by" Halbreich at Bergdorf's

Reclusive heiress Huguette Clark

Martha

Howard Stern

Lady Bunny

Dorian Corey

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 15510/22/2020

Mr. Chow. Tina Chow.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 15610/22/2020

Gael Greene

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 15710/22/2020

Sukreet Gabel

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No Joan Hamburg?

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 15910/22/2020

Mortimer's

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What period are we looking at OP?

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 16110/22/2020

No one has mentioned me, but you're all just fags, so I don't care

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 16210/22/2020

Jackie O and Pete Hamill dated in the late 70s, r103. They broke up when Murdoch’s NY Post reprinted his column from 1968 , attacking her for marrying Onassis.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 16310/22/2020

r160 I didn't see Barbara Thorndyke anywhere.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 16410/22/2020

Sandra Bernhard??

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 16510/22/2020

Luba Potamkin

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Trouble

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Martin Balsam

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Mrs. Henry Kravis.

The second one.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 16910/22/2020

These are all terrific, but I think Cindy Adams and Elaine Kaufman are the winners here (female category).

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 17010/22/2020

I was staying at a small hotel in London and came down for breakfast.

In the dining room there was this strange looking woman. full show girl make up at 7 a.m.

Until I heard her speak (as everyone in the room could) I didn't realize it was Cindy Adams.

What a frightening gargoyle. And she's still alive. Only in Mayfair kids, only in Mayfair.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 17110/22/2020

R159, Joan and Cindy are reminiscing at R31. Cindy is telling a joke about the ghosts of Dr. Atkins, Joey Adams, and The Original Jazzy Walking into Sardi’s. Joan is talking over her, telling a story about someone’s housekeeper who got warts from wearing white shoes before Memorial Day.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 17210/22/2020

I can't believe Cindy Adams is still alive, she looked like an old lady way back in the 80s. It's like she should be 110 by now.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 17310/22/2020

Woody Allen

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 17410/22/2020

Joe Allen

Joseph Papp

Truman Capote

Ellen Stewart

David Merrick

Bill Boggs

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 17510/22/2020

R170 In the male category for me it's Joe Franklin and Ed Koch.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 17610/22/2020

Somers Farkas has been campaigning for Trump R72

She is dead to us.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 17710/22/2020

Mary McFadden

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Crazy Eddie

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Gloria Steinem

Diahann Carroll

Nancy Kissinger

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Bella Abzug

Adam Clayton Powell

John Lindsay

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Peter Stuyvesant

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Bernard Goetz.

Mario Biaggi.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 18310/22/2020

Everyone who went to Truman Capote's Black and White Ball, dahling.

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Truman Capote.

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Lancóme, not Cartier

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Gimbels

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The Chock Full O' Nuts Lady

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 18810/22/2020

Roger Draper. Bert Cooper.

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 18910/22/2020

Would you like a cup of flavah?

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Alanna Heiss

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Brini Maxwell

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Brini Maxwell

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Daddy Warbucks

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Lillian Hellman

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Suffragist and socialite Alva Vanderbilt Belmont

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It's "Tavern On the Green," not "in."

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Alice Halkias, the lady from the Grand Prospect Hall "We Make Your Dreams Come True" advertisement.

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Barbara Cook.

Who wants to live in a New York City with out Barbara Cook or Elaine Stritch? What's the point?

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 19910/22/2020

Jerry Seinfeld

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Kosmo Kramer

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George Kostanza

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Elaine Benice

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Rachel Greene

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Monica Gellar

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Ross Gellar

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Joey Tribiani

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Harriet the Spy

Henry Orient

Marjorie Morningstar

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Chandler Bing

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Phoebe Buffet

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Grace Jones

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The Grand Hotel woman. "I LOVED HEH. IM GOING TO SEE IT TWICE AGAIN."

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Patricia McCann for her commercials in which she says 'Patricia McCann here."

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Faith Stewart-Gordon and Page Morton Black.

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Penny Marshall

Nora Ephron

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 21510/22/2020

[quote]The Grand Hotel woman. "I LOVED HEH. IM GOING TO SEE IT TWICE AGAIN."

Everybody was talking about that commercial. Who was that woman?

"I'm going to see it two more times as soon as I can get tickets. My husband works in the area."

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 21610/22/2020

4216, I dont know, but I always remember that ad on channel 11 during the 10 o clock news.

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George Burns

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Sydney Biddle Barrows aka The Mayflower Madam

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The "TAKE HUMAN BITES" lady from [italic]Gemini[/italic]

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The headless body that was found in the topless bar

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 22210/22/2020

Remember Milton Lewis?

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"Oh, thank you!"

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Peter Duchin

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Remember that great subway conductor on the 1 train with is little asides?

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 22610/22/2020

Lester Lanin and His Orchestra

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Robert A.M Stern

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I really don't think of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy as "schmaltzy."

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Henry Geldazler, art curator and historian and gay gnome.

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Brooke Astor

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R231 - can you imagine the nightmare she is without the wig? Monster.

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David Berkowitz

Bernard Goetz

Curtis Sliwa

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Robin Byrd

Tracey the Pee Girl

International Chrysis

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Joe Franklin. Remember his show on channel 9? He’d have all the old old old stars on there to reminisce about Vaudeville or the silent movies.

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Lucy Ricardo

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Ricky Ricardo

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Ethel Mertz

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R232 Friend sat next to Brooke at a dinner party hosted by Dina Merrill at Mar-A-Lago before the Orange Anus bought it, and she flirted outrageously with him: she licked her lips and made goo-goo eyes at him. She was in her early 80s then.

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Fred Mertz

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Pizza Rat

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Mrs. Matilda Trumbull

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The one and only Mari Lyn.

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Studio 54 customers

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Steve Rubell

Roy Cohn

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The Dancing Chicken

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Pete Hamill

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G. David Schine

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Liza Minnelli

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David Susskind

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R226 - that conductor was great, always fun to be on his train - too bad he retired. I was recently on a 1 train with a young African-American conductor who was doing fun, informative announcements - when I got off I walked up to his window and told him he was great at his job, and he reminded me of the other guy. He said that conductor is legendary and thanks me for the compliment.

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Noted local reporter and stupid person Marvin Scott

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Is this the new guy, r251?

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Ethel Louise Roberta Mae Potter Mertz

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Why is Marvin Scott stupid?

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Dorothy Kilgallen

Arlene Francis

Kitty Carlisle

Orson Bean

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[quote]To be clear ....

[quote]Schmaltzy, in this case means Jewish (so, NOT Brook Astor)

To be clear, "schmaltzy" is derived from the Yiddish "schmaltz" which means "chicken fat" yet colloquially has been used for a hundred or so years to mean "cheesy", or "excessively sentimental". All Yiddish words do not actually mean "Jewish". Do you look words up, or just assume you know what they mean? Plus, it's quite subjective.

Oh, and it's NOT Brook Astor, in this case her name was Brooke Astor.

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[quote]Who wants to live in a New York City with out Barbara Cook or Elaine Stritch? What's the point?

You knew they hated each other, right? Elaine was jealous of Barbara being so talented and always acted horribly to her. Barbara couldn't take Elaine's ridiculous behavior and general nastiness.

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The "Take human bites" actress from "Gemini" was Jessica James, who I saw in the James Coco and Victor Garber revival of "Little Me".

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Betty Sherrill

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Mrs. Alfred Steele

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Doris Lilly

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R239, my husband has a similar story. But I think it happened at the Carlyle.

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Joy Behar

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Pat Harper

Ernie Anastos

Jack Cafferty

Roz Abrams

Bill Beutel

Michele Marsh

Tony Guida

Chuck Scarborough

and ..... Sue Simmons

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Ivana Trump

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R265 You forgot Frank Field.

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Charles Ludlam

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Al Parker

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Carrie Bradshaw

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R267 - you forgot Storm Field. Hubba-hubba!

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Jimmy Neary, the legend behind Neary's Pub.

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Julian who own Julians bar

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Eleanor Roosevelt. (She kept a pied a terre in the Village after Franklin's death. And all the Roosevelts are New Yorkers somehow.)

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Actress and cat owner Melissa Beth Miller.

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Lloyd Lindsey Young

Katie Kelly

Chauncey Howell

Jim Jensen

Mr. G

Len Berman

Ralph Penza

Tex Antoine

Roger Grimsby

Art McFarland

Carol Jenkins

Nick Gregory

Russ Salzburg

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Whoopi Goldberg

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Danny Kaye, Kitty Carlisle (Hart), Bette Davis and (I think) a young Lucille Ball

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r278 That's Vivien Leigh, who looks nothing like Lucille Ball.

Interesting that she's with Danny Kaye.

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From some angles Danny Kaye was quite handsome. Kitty was a very pretty woman as well in her time.

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"Hey, Danny, stop sleeping with my husband, you hussy!"

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[quote]Actress and cat owner Melissa Beth Miller.

My bubelah's gonna be a big star on Broadway! She gonna be the next Barbra Streisand, I'm telling you.

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I met Kitty Carlisle Hart at an event in the late 90s and she was a lovely woman.

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The time Carlisle-Hart had to break up with Jackie O and stop being her friend because she couldn't afford her anymore.

I love Jackie!

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Kitty Carlisle Hart was the ultimate New Yorker. Her absence makes it all a bit less New Yorky.

I worked for her in her apartment twice and she was utterly charming. She hosted a couple fundraisers for Memorial Sloan Kettering, and being invited to Kitty's home was a big hit. She even sang four songs with her accompanist. I recall she sang one each from Lerner & Lowe, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Jerome Kern, but I forget the exact songs. I should have written them down, but I didn't.

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Ouisie Jefferson

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Carol Reed

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To me Kitty Carlisle Hart personified the whole New York elegant culture world and lifestyle, as if the town was built for her.

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Kitty Carlisle Hart was a classy lady from a classy era that no longer exists.

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R289, But we have a New York born (well, outer boro) president who poops his pants in public!

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Helen Gurley Brown

Joni Evans

Jackie Susann

Rona Jaffe

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Not schmaltzy but old New York.

The 21 Club when it was a speakeasy.

The Round Table at Algonquin Hotel · Dorthy Parker · Franklin Adams · Robert Benchley · Harold Ross · Robert Sherwood · Alexander Woollcott · George S. Kaufman.

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Monique van Vooren

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R174, You thought of Woody Allen because of Elaine, am I right? Am. I. Right? (Kevin Spacey cadence)

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Tim and Nina Zagat

Mimi Sheraton

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R276, In my teens in PA I would watch WABC-NY nightly news not only because I was enthralled by everything NYC, but because I was in love with Roger Grimsby! I loved his looks, his snarky humor, his voice, all! (Now I don't get the station because I'm considered to be in the "Philadelphia region.")

Once upon a time, NYC TV reporters were STARS, baby!

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Amanda Lepore

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Times Square Elmo

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Tickle me, Elmo!

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Baird Jones

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oh my

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The Naked Cowboy

I think he moved to Las Vegas

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Richard Bey

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The crazy agent lady from Cheech and Chong.

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[quote]Richard Bey

I thought he was from Chicago.

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R305, He hosted a morning talk show on Channel 9 in NYC for years.

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David Susskind

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Will all of those interesting accents from the old days, not just in NYC, just fade away. I love hearing the uniqueness.

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Penny Crone

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Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 31010/27/2020

Durward Kirby

Miss Subways

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David Merrick

by The nursing home on Third Avenuereply 31210/31/2020

Jerry Orbach

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Elsa Maxwell

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Julio & Marisol

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Kirstie Alley

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Shania Twain

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Bunny MacDougal

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Our Miss Brooke. And the terrible Teri.

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R111 Kate Smith took that apartment because she liked watching ships. The hotel is now an office building, owned by the Chinese government.

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R302 Naked Cowboy lives in Woodside and is still in Times Square.

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Bobby Short

Elaine Kaufman from Elaine's Restaurant

Margaret Whiting and Jack Wrangler

The host and panel of What's My Line

For opera fans: Richard Tucker, Roberta Peters, Robert Merrill, Leontyne Price, Martina Arroyo, Beverly Sills

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Fred and Mary Trump.

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Rex Reed

Elaine Stritch

Joan Rivers

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Helene Hanff.

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