Promotional mailer from the Elk's Rendezvous Nite Club

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Written by
Cooper, Ralph, American, 1908 - 1992
Printed by
Unidentified
Subject of
Campbell, Richard
Theard, Sam, American, 1904 - 1982
Elks Rendezvous, American, ca. 1930 - 1945
United Service Organizations, American, founded 1941
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 10 15/16 × 8 9/16 in. (27.8 × 21.7 cm)
Type
advertisements
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1941-1945
Description
A promotional mailer from the Elk's Rendezvous Nite Club. The mailer is a single sheet of paper which folds in half to form the mailer. The first page features a reproduced letter to Ralph Cooper, Elk's Rendezvous Nite Club, to Mr. Richard Campbell, U.S.O., thanking the U.S.O. for allowing their orchestra to perform. The text is printed in red on a white background. The letter is surrounded by a white and red border featuring illustrations of a tank, soldiers, a crowd of men and women, and a banner. It also has the phrase [We Mean it!] printed in white along the top right edge of the border. The interior pages fold out to form a full-page red and white spread. It features a collage of photographic images with [ELK'S RENDEZVOUS / FLOOR /SHOW] printed at the top and information about the club and the performers, printed at the bottom. Ralph Cooper is depicted in the top left corner and Sam Theard in the bottom right corner. The top half of the back of the mailer includes blank space for an address and stamp surrounded by illustrations of music notes and female dancers in front of a building with [Elk's Rendezvous] printed on a sign above the dancers. The bottom half features red and white text against an illustrated background decorated with a star spangled curtain, music notes, and female dancers.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Topic
African American
Dance
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Military
Nightlife
World War II
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.18
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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