POSTCARD – CHICAGO – COLOSIMO’S RESTAURANT AND NIGHT CLUB – 2126 S WABASH – DINING ROOM AND STAGE – A LAVISH PLACE NOTED FOR MAFIA ASSOCIATIONS (NOTE THAT IN CHICAGO THE NAME TRADITIONALLY USED FOR THE MAFIA IS “THE OUTFIT”) – SHOW WITH “COLOSIMO’S CUTIES” – “LARGEST ELEVATING DANCE FLOOR” – “BIG JIM” OPENED A SALOON IN 1909 AT ANOTHER LOCATION – HE SHORTLY MOVED HERE INTO WHAT WAS A SMALL HOTEL CALLED THE HARMON – HE REMODELLED IT INTO A REAL SHOWPLACE IN 1913 – IN 1920 “BIG JIM” WAS SHOT IN HIS RESTAURANT – THE RESTAURANT CONTINUED IN VARIOUS FORMS UNTIL ABOUT 1960 – WE CAN SEE HERE THAT IN THE MID-1940s IT WAS STILL A REAL SHOWPLACE – TINTED – 1944   Leave a comment

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COLOSIMO'S RESTAURANT AND NIGHT CLUB - 2126 S WABASH - DINING ROOM AND STAGE - A LAVISH PLACE NOTED FOR MAFIA ASSOCIATIONS - SHOW WITH COLOSIMO'S CUTIES - ELEVATING DANCE FLOOR - TINTED - 1944

Posted July 12, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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