Paul "Skinny" D'amato - Atlantic City, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 21.474 W 074° 26.293
18S E 548399 N 4356644
Quick Description: One of many state markers in Atlantic City.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2019 2:41:00 PM
Waymark Code: WM10DE5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "Known as "Mr. Atlantic City," Paul "Skinny" D'Amato owned and operated the renowned 500 Club in Atlantic City from the 1930's until the club burned down in 1973. D'Amato's 500 Club was a venue for big name entertainers like Frank Sinatra's debut at the 500 Club. "The Five" as it was known was the place where Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis first teamed up. Skinny was also part of the resort colorful past, whose club was allegedly a gabbling house operating for year before the advent of legalized casino gambling here. He also concurrently managed the Cal-Neva Lodge in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. He was a tall dapper man, who often purchases food and holoday gifts for needy families. D'Amato's generosity was legendary which earned him his nickname as "Mr. Atlantic City"."
Americana: Other

Significant Interest: Memorial

Milestone / Marker: Historical Marker

Web Address: Not listed

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