Delirious NY

A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
Proves why Rem Koolhaas is a genius
and why architects should dress-up
as their buidlings.

Desperately seeking:

El Morocco's Family Album

The 1937 blue cloth edition.
I got a rare glimpse of this once,
and I can't stop thinking about it.

El Morocco was the place to be.
Truman Capote, Bogart, Ingrid Bergman,
and Marilyn Monroe were known regulars at
John Perona's east-side speakeasy.

No Captions Necessary.

J.Zerbe's photo album...for MEMBERS ONLY
captured the feverish energy, insanity, and fantastic
debauchery of El Morocco nights. Think Misshapes.
And the iconic blue & white zebra-striped banquettes
made it obvious to anyone looking at a celeb-photo,
that it was taken in El Morocco. brilliant.

[In 1950, Bogart was banned for life for
bringing in a giant stuffed panda bear]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If I never told you, I spent many a glamous evening at El Morocco, dining and dancing in the arms if a dashing Spainard, Carlos. GC