"YOU'RE ALWAYS WELCOME AT '21'": FIRST EDITION OF "21": THE LIFE AND TIMES OF NEW YORK'S FAVORITE CLUB, INSCRIBED BY PRESIDENT SHELDON TANNEN, LONGTIME MANAGER BRUCE SNYDER, AND CHAIRMAN/OWNER ROBERT KREINDLER
(NEW YORK) KAYTOR, Marilyn. "21" The Life and Times of New York's Favorite Club. New York: Viking Press, (1975). Quarto, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $750.
First edition of this photo-illustrated history of the famed "21" Club, inscribed by important "21" Club personalities mentioned in the text including Club president Sheldon Tannen: "To Ken and Bob, a '21' gun salute on your visit to '21.' August 28, 1985. Sheldon Tannen"; 30-year manager Bruce Snyder: "Best wishes to Ken & Bob. Bruce Snyder"; and partner, chairman, and co-owner Robert Kreindler: "To Ken & Bob—You're always welcome at '21'. Best wishes. Robert Kreindler."
Considered to be an authoritative history of the "21" Club, this book traces the club from its speakeasy beginnings to the height of its success. The book also includes numerous photographic illustrations of "21" in its heyday as well as several famed recipes from the Bloody Mary "21" to the "21" Burger. This copy is inscribed to "Ken and Bob," possibly Ken Minyard and Bob Arthur of "The Ken and Bob Company," Los Angeles' #1 rated radio show for almost 20 years on KABC.
A very nearly fine inscribed copy.