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Bootlegger 21
Speakeasy Party
April 16, 2011
76 Wooster Street

Photographed by Daniel Perry

Opposite Photo:
Nev Schulman and Jackie Reyes

"The fabled Cotton Club of Jazz-Age Harlem was reincarnated for one night in a four-story Soho townhouse. Featuring an All-Star program of hot music and dance, decadent Bootlegger 21cocktails, gourmet hors d oeuvres’, real casino games, fresh hand-rolled cigars and an after-hours lounge offering further unspeakable delights. Downstairs – the joint was jumpin’ with live hot jazz, starring Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra in front of a REAL WOOD dance floor. In addition an All-Star program of tap dance, risqué follies and floorshow revue were in store. Document your night of frivolity in our vintage-style photo booth. Gorgeous cigarette girls strolling the club offer candies, gifts, and – cigarettes. In the upstairs lounge – while our lovely chanteuse and piano-man set the mood, guests are invited to try a hand at poker, craps and blackjack with fabulous prizes, enjoy fresh cigars hand-rolled on premises, and other surprises. The Cotton Club was, at the frenzied height of the Jazz Age, the Mecca of all that swung, shook and shimmered. At once an emblem of status and taboo, sophistication and lust, it was a cocktail of well-heeled “high hatters” in search of a deviant thrill mixed with the exotic, jazz-fueled pulse of Harlem night culture. Starring acclaimed bandleader Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra." Press Release

John Walsh, Jeremy Christie
and Jessica Dal Porto

Gin Minsky and Topaz
Michael W. Haar and Megyn Norbut Jazzmine Aronowitz and Laura Ruth
Megan Murphy and Joanna Glass Mark Maurice (from Edward III Absinthe) and Topaz

Jen Strauss, Benat Facquet and Francoise Vielot




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