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Tony Sarg's Oasis Cafe.jpg
Tony Sarg's "Oasis Cafe" was located across the corridor from the "Lounge Restaurant" in the Peacock Alley lounge and cafe region of our hotel throughout the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.

The murals on the walls of the Oasis Cafe contained mural's…

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The Park Avenue chandelier was installed on Tuesday, February 6th, 1962 as was designed by Joe Travisano upon request by Greene Brothers, Inc., New York City. This chandelier was 10 feet long and 10 feet wide and featured 104 electric candles. It…

In 1961, Eugene Scanlan was appointed the Executive Chef of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Mr. Scanlan was the first native born American to ever be appointed as the Executive Chef of a major American hotel kitchen; a position that had previously only…

A collection of head shots featuring Pastry Chef Willy Ritz between the years of 1957 and 1964.

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A magazine article showing Alice and her friends visiting various places in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel including Peacock Alley, the Park Avenue Lobby and the Terminal Barber Shop.

This correspondence from 1964 describes the origins of the Martini. According to this evidence, a man by the name of Mr. Martinez visited the original Waldorf Astoria Hotel sometime in the 1890s and suggested this drink to a bartender at the hotel.…

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Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter stands with his family outside of the Waldorf Astoria hotel to answer a few questions from news reporters. They were here at the hotel attending the luncheon in his honor on June 5, 1962.
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