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In 1936, Jack Kriendler and Charlie Berns published the Iron Gate, a yearbook of sorts with articles and tributes to ‘21’ Club written by some of its best-loved and most recognizable guests, including Damon Runyon, Ed Sullivan, Bill Tilden, Robert Benchley, Charles MacArthur, and Ben Hecht.
In 1950, upon Jack’s passing, and the 20th anniversary of ‘21’, an updated Iron Gate was issued with newly added entries by the likes of Robert Ruark, William Saroyan, Walt Disney, and Louella Parsons.
In honor of our approaching 80th anniversary on December 31, 2009, we hope you enjoy Iron Gate 2.0, a web yearbook. This idea came about after seeing Susan Lucci’s recollection in the NY Post of her favorite NYC spots that included the first time she visited our wine cellar. Then a few days later during our Breakfast at ‘21’ series, Suzy Welch shared an anecdote about her first visit with now-husband Jack, that it started with a drink at ’21.’
This is an evolving project which will be updated when new favorite memories are submitted by our guests.
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