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Gladys Bentley

at The Ubangi Club

131st Street & 7th Avenue

Ubangi Club, two scans, though Gladys doesn't appear to be in photo

Below, from an eBay auction I lost...

And Below, from an eBay auction won...
though without the cool matches inside

Below, "noisemakers" from the club, for audience
to show appreciation for the performers

Below, the Ubangi Club sign can be seen in the background at the
premier of "Macbeth," an Orson Welles production, at the
Lafayette Theatre, on April 1935

131st St & 7th Ave location

The club was later re-opened in a downtown location,
at 1678 Broadway, at 52nd/53rd Streets. This was
in August 1942, at the site of the old Cotton Club.
This was after Bentley had moved West, circa 1937/38, and I
have no verification she performed at the club's new location.
The Ubangi Club closed around 1944.

Below, 1941 Revue opening announcement

Below, souvenir photo card