Norman Bel Geddes interior-design sketch for Palais Royal

Norman Bel Geddes (American, 1893-1958)
Geddes’s design of a dancing couple for the Palais Royal Cabaret Theatre
Ca. 1922
Watercolor on paper
Courtesy Norman Bel Geddes online database, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin

Jack Cole danced at the Palais Royal in December 1933. It was Cole’s first nightclub gig. The building, which subsequently housed, first the Cotton Club and then the Latin Quarter nightclub, was demolished in the early 1990s.

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