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    Sale 2239 | Lot 407
    Price Realized: $16,800With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2239 Lot 407

      WHERE IT ALL WAS HAPPENING (HARLEM.) CAMPBELL, W. SIMMS. A Night-Club Map of Harlem. The centerfold of Manhattan Magazine's Volume I, No 1 for January 18, 1933. 23x16 inches, some light wear at the edges (the map); the remainder of the issue (16 pages, small folio) shows some wear, especially to the outer leaves. New York, 1933
      Estimate $600-800

      a rare copy of the first issue of this magazine,dedicated to Manhattan, and Manhattan nightlife. This map was copied in Esquire Magazine nine months later. A guide and who's who of the old Prohibition clubs that dotted Harlem in the 1920s. The Savoy Ballroom, The Cotton Club, Small's Paradise, Glady' s Clam Bar, and many others are shown, with little vignettes of musicians, dancers, etc. The artist who created this map, E. Simms Campbell, was the first major African-American artist to break across color lines with his sexy "Harem Girls" appearing in the pages of Esquire from 1933 to 1958, when the magazine abandoned illustrative art. Campbell then took his talents to a new magazine called Playboy. OCLC does not locate any copies of Manhattan Magazine.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $16,800