- Rare vintage ashtray from Sardi's, New York's theatrical restaurant
- Plus a First Edition of "Sardi's: The Story of a Famous Restaurant"
- Original bakelite ashtray from the golden age of glamorous smoking
- Vincent Sardi's book takes readers inside New York's legendary restaurant
- Ashtray measures 5-inches in diameter; book is a 1953 First Edition
Handle with Care, and Pass Down to the Next Generation.
The "Toast of Broadway" for over 75 years, Sardi's has been known as a pre- and post-theater hang-out, as well as a location for opening night parties. Vincent Sardi, a theater lover, kept the restaurant open much later than others in the area to accommodate the schedules of Broadway performers. The restaurant was the birthplace of the Tony Award and is still the location of the announcement of the annual Tony Award nominations.
Once icons of hospitality and glamour, ashtrays are part of Americana that now belongs to the past. Offering an authentic Sardi's ashtray from the golden age of glamorous smoking, now out of use along with cigarettes, but desirable for its connection to the culture of New York City in the twentieth century.
INCLUDES a rare copy of "Sardi's: The Story of a Famous Restaurant." In this remarkable book, meet Vincent Sardi, the Italian emigrant who, as he understood and sympathized with theatrical people and their eccentricities, endeared himself to them and everyone who loves the theater. His autobiography is warm, humorous, and romantic. It reveals monumental practical jokes and stunts, some embarrassing incidents, and stories of how plays have been conceived, financed, and cast at Sardi's tables. Includes 30 recipes of famous Sardi dishes. Previously-owned 1953 First Edition.