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32 N. Kentucky Avenue
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Type: Illegal
Status: Closed
Open: 1935, Close: 1980s

Operated by: Leroy “Pop” Williams and Cliff Williams.

The Paradise Club was one of four Atlantic City nightclubs raided by police in July 1940 on suspicion of illegal gambling activities. Led by the new mayor, Tom Taggert, the raiding party confiscated "three truckloads of gambling paraphernalia" and arrested 32, then shut down the Paradise Club, Club Harlem, the Wonder Gardens, and Grace's Little Belmont. The clubs were doing business as usual the day after the raid.
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Ash Trays (2) [QuickView]
CG049622 Current
Last Update: 2015-02-09
Color: White
Contributed by: Archie Black
CG047745 Show Casinos Current
Last Update: 2015-01-11
Color: None
Mold clear
Contributed by: Archie Black
Match Books (1) [QuickView]
CG139484 Current
Last Update: 2015-02-09
Color: Lt Blue
Contributed by: Archie Black
Pictures (1) [QuickView]
CG212706 Current
Last Update: 2018-10-01
Color: White
Contributed by: Archie Black
Other Items (7) [QuickView]
CG138748 Current
Last Update: 2015-01-10

Brochure
CG049623 Current
Last Update: 2015-01-10
Contributed by: Archie Black

Album recorded at the nightclub
CG049624 Current
Last Update: 2015-01-10
Contributed by: Archie Black

Album recorded at the nightclub
CG139482 Current
Last Update: 2015-02-09
Contributed by: Archie Black

Brochure
CG139483 Current
Last Update: 2015-02-09
Contributed by: Archie Black

Brochure
CG047615 Current
Last Update: 2015-01-11
Contributed by: Archie Black

Table knocker used instead of clapping hands for applause
CG139481 Current
Last Update: 2015-02-09
Contributed by: Archie Black

"Table Knockers" used on New Year's eve in lieu of clapping.
Total Items (11)

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