Latin Quarter NYC 1942 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt

Latin Quarter NYC 1942 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt

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Description

Description


Manhattan’s Latin Quarter Nightclub was originally opened in 1942 at a Times Square location by Lou Walters, father of newscaster Barbara Walters. It was located in a historic wedge-shaped building at 1580 Broadway, best known for its big neon signs. Throughout the 1940s and 1950s, the Latin Quarter Nightclub presented festive floor shows that featured sexy waitresses, chorus girls, can-can dancers, and headliners that included Frank Sinatra, Frankie Laine, and the Andrews Sisters. It rivaled the Copacabana, which had opened two years earlier, in attracting the rich and the famous of post-World War II New York. Lou Walters retired in the ’50s, and for the next decade, the Latin Quarter gradually relied less and less on big-name musical talent and more on showgirls and chorus lines. Attendance declined as the club was no longer considered a place to be seen by the young, wealthy and beautiful crowd. The Latin Quarter closed in 1969 after its chorus girls went on strike and its 15,000-square-foot upstairs room subsequently reopened as Cine Lido, an art-house movie theater that specialized in soft-core porn, beginning with “Camille 2000,” from director Radley Metzger. Initial plans to augment movie showings with a live burlesque stage show were dropped due to the overwhelming success of the movie screenings. But before long, New York officials cracked down on the burgeoning adult business, and in 1973, Cine Lido was raided by police for showing the film “The Newcomers.” When The New York Times later stopped accepting ads for X-rated films, Cine Lido and other theaters like it had trouble reaching their audiences and began to fall by the wayside.

Details


Like all our designs, this one is treated with our signature ‘relic-ing’ process which includes our own secret recipe of hand-painted chipping, cracking, fading, and just the right touch of yellowing to ensure that it looks the part of a true vintage imprint.** We lay these works of art down on premium Bella+Canvas 3001 Unisex Jersey Short Sleeve Tees, one of the softest, best-wearing t-shirts available today, via state of the art direct to garment (DTG) printing which allows us to create a vintage effect that simply can’t be accomplished with other printing methods. In short, these shirts are everything you’ve dreamed of and more – it feels soft and lightweight with just the right amount of stretch making it comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

  • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton*
  • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
  • 30 single
  • Tear-away label
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Side-seamed
  • Retail fit
  • Runs true to size

Sizing


Not sure what size is your best fit? We recommend taking one of your current t-shirts, laying it flat and measuring it. The measurements in the chart below are taken with the shirt laying on a flat surface. To get the length, measure from the high shoulder point down to the bottom of the shirt. To get the width, measure approximately 1-inch below the armhole, across the chest, from seam to seam. While our tees are all made using premium, pre-shrunk, ring-spun cotton, there can be some shrinkage depending on your personal wash and dry cycles. With that said, if you’re on the fence, we always suggest going up a size.

 SMLXL2XL3XL
Width182022.0124.0225.9928
Length2829.023031.0332.0133
Sleeves8.99.189.459.731010.4
All sizes are provided in inches!


*Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester. Athletic and Black Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton/10% polyester. Ash color is 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and 1% poly. **Due to the nature of the printing process and different sizes of shirts offered, imprint position and scale may vary slightly from the product images, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible.

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