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In the 1950s, a popular nightclub, Mocambo would not book Ella Fitzgerald because she was black. Fortunately for Fitzgerald, she had a powerful and unlikely benefactor: Marilyn Monroe. “I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt…it was because of her that I played at the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the ’50s. She personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she promised she would take a front table every night. She told him - ...
Charles Lewis Tiffany (February 15, 1812 – February 18, 1902) founded Tiffany & Co. in New York City in 1837. A leader in the American jewelry trade in the nineteenth century, he was known for his jewelry expertise, created the country's first retail catalog, and, in 1851, he introduced the English standard of sterling silver. His son, Louis Comfort Tiffany, was a decorative glass and lamp designer famous for his stained glass windows and art glass