Lot of six pieces of naval entertainment ephemera - Greece, Turkey - circa 1923.
Lot of six pieces of naval entertainment ephemera - Greece, Turkey - circa 1923.
Lot of six pieces of naval entertainment ephemera - Greece, Turkey - circa 1923.
Lot of six pieces of naval entertainment ephemera - Greece, Turkey - circa 1923.

Lot of six pieces of naval entertainment ephemera - Greece, Turkey - circa 1923.

various: various circa 1923. A group of six small handbills for various entertainment establishments in Greece and Turkey focused on American styling. All probably from one owner given the handwriting.

1) 90 x 155 mm. "California Palace : A Real American Cafe and Dance Hall" J. Pall the apparent manager. Constantinople, Turkey written in ink lower edge. Stamp "Grand Rue de Para" in purple ink on both edges. Sticker removed with some text loss.

2) 105 x 142 mm. "Great Cabaret 'The Eden' ... The Cabaret of the sity (sic) of Atehns. Tall orchestra played by girl musicians American English and oriental music...." Athens-Greece inked lower edge.

3) 80 x 120 mm. "Grand CENTRALE PALACE... 'Here is one place in town that's you dont Realy no yet Boy's. Clinest coolest & upto date place.'" (sic) Constantinobple Turkey penciled lower edge.

4) 100 x 130 mm. "The Parmount (sic) Music-Hall Hail all up ye Gobs : A Bang Up performance will be given by the best Comedians from the U.S. Naval Forces in European waters at the Paramount ... Feb 13., 1923.... Consisting of Jail Breaking, Regulation and Straight Jacket. Also a complete turn out of the speedy pair from the Flag Ship PITTSBURGH. Manager CHRISTO." "Constantinople-Turkey" inked on lower edge.

5) 90 x 120 mm. "The BIRMINGHAN BAR and DANCING HALL ... Drinks and Dinners at the most cheapes prices..." inked "Constantinople Turkey on the lower edge

6) 100 x 160 mm. "AT MICHIGAN CAFE...GREAT MASQUE BALL..." J. Pall the apparent proprietor. Also Constantinople. Black-face performer vignettes in three places. Laid down on another piece of paper. Sticker removed with some text loss.

All of these have some indication of having been in a scrapbook. Browning and general wear. Good. [28823]


These handouts were targeted for and given out to American seamen on leave in an effort to attract them to local establishments. One uses the term "Gob", slang for a seaman usually in the US Navy. Replete with mis-spellings, these are rare survivals we suspect. Many used them, but few took them home.

Price: $75.00

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