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Harry's New York Bar

Harry's New York Bar Advertising Button Museum
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Harry's NEW YORK BAR 44 CENTRAL PARK SOUTH PL 5-5800 - I'm just wild about Harry
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White Harry's "sign" outlined in yellow includes address and phone number in red text. Background is red with repeating text "I'm just wild about Harry" in white.

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HEWIG-MARVIC Brooklyn, N.Y. 11222

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This button is for Harry's New York Bar, located in the Park Lane Hotel on Central Park South in New York City. It was named after Harry Helmsley, a New York real estate developer and philanthropist who once owned the Empire State Building and Flatiron Building. The Park Lane hotel opened in 1971. The slogan "I'm just wild about Harry" printed on the button evokes the 1921 hit song of the same name by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle.

From 1972 until his death in 1997, Harry Helmsley was married to Leona Helmsley, who supposedly once said, ""We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes." Her 1989 conviction on tax evasion and hostile treatment of employees and others earned her the reputation as the "Queen of Mean."

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AD0010
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