The Copa by Mickey Podell-Raber
Jules Podell and the Hottest Club Nort

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This beautifully illustrated history of Jules Podell's legendary club Copacabana features colorful characters, romance, and intrigue from the golden age of nightclubs.

In this fascinating look behind the scenes of one of the world's most legendary nightclubs, the story of the Copa begins and ends with its fiery owner, Jules Podell. A Russian immigrant, Jules dropped out of the fourth grade to make money for his family and went on to create the number one destination for the rich, famous, and dangerous of New York.

All the legends of the fifties and early sixties stood on his stage, including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Tom Jones, Sam Cooke, Johnny Mathis, and the Temptations.

This book, which includes the Podell family's never-before-seen photos, menus, and club memorabilia, as well as interviews, allows us to truly get a peek at the Copa and its great moment in New York history.

 

About Mickey Podell-Raber

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Mickey Podell-Raber is the only child of longtime Copacabana owner Jules Podell. She grew up going to the club every Sunday night for dinner and a show, and even had a direct line into the kitchen to order all her meals and shared many of the big moments in her life with many of the stars who graced her father's stage.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 224 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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These, along with her recollections, some family history and club memorabilia such as posters and menus, appear in "The Copa: Jules Podell and the Hottest Club North of Havana," her memoir written with Sinatra family archivist Charles Pignone and just published by Collins.

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