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