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[Portrait of Gilbert J. Pinkus, Three Deuces, New York, N.Y., ca. Nov. 1946] (LOC) | by The Library of Congress
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[Portrait of Gilbert J. Pinkus, Three Deuces, New York, N.Y., ca. Nov. 1946] (LOC)

Gottlieb, William P., 1917-, photographer.


[Portrait of Gilbert J. Pinkus, Three Deuces, New York, N.Y., ca. Nov. 1946]


1 negative : b&w ; 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.


Caption from Down Beat: Pinkus, Gilbert G. Pinkus, that is, is the Mayor of 52nd street. Pinkus has been a doorman on The Street for 16 years and his honorary title is a tribute to his fortitude. The Big Cigar with the Little Man has outlasted all other of the denizens of Characters' Alley. On a block where the proprietors, themselves, are considered one of the Mayflower Set if they last two years, Gilbert G. is as permanent as the Coleman Hawkins riffs on Body and Soul. The Pinkus saga started at a joint called the Gang Plank and moved to its present location at the Three Deuces via Dave's Blue Room, 51 Club, Famous Door, Brown Derby, Yacht Club, Bert Frohman's and a handful of other night club ephemeras. He was there when The Music Goes Round and Round put The Street on the map. He was watching each time the Onyx Club decided to jump from the north side of the street to the south and from the south to the north.



Gottlieb Collection Assignment No. 500

Purchase William P. Gottlieb

Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (Library of Congress).

In: "Outside sideman," Down Beat, v. 13, no. 23 (Nov. 4, 1946), p. 8.



Pinkus, Gilbert J.

Fifty-second Street (New York, N.Y.)--1940-1950.

Three Deuces


Format: Portrait photographs--1940-1950.

Group portraits--1940-1950.

Film negatives--1940-1950.


Rights Info: Mr. Gottlieb has dedicated these works to the public domain, but rights of privacy and publicity may apply.


Repository: (negative) Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Washington D.C. 20540 USA,


Part Of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (DLC) 99-401005


General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at


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Call Number: LC-GLB13- 1124


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Taken sometime in 1946