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Jack Diamond, Aka Legs Diamond ~ John "Legs" Diamond, alias Jack Moran (July 10, 1897-December 18, 1931), aka Gentleman Jack, was a famous Irish-American gangster in New York City during the Prohibition era. A bootlegger and close associate of gambler Arnold Rothstein, Diamond survived a number of attempts on his life between 1919 and 1931, causing him to be known as the "clay pigeon of the underworld."
Cotton Club Opened as Club DeLux on 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue by Jack Johnson in 1920. After the club failed, Johnson sold the club in 1923 to Owney Madden. Owney Madden called it The Cotton Club and only white people were allowed as guests. Very few blacks were allowed to attend as guests but all of the entertainers, performers and musicians were black.