1952 thru 1959: The tavern becomes a swingin’ nightclub.
Tony Mart and his trusted manager, Pete Toscano, at the bar
relaxing. (circa 1959)
The interior of Tony Mart’s in the early 1950s.
Glossy publicity photo of “Len Carrie and the Krackerjacks”. When Tony Mart was once asked “what was it that
caused your Tavern to become such a successful entertainment nightclub?”
Tony Mart unhesitatingly replied, “Len Carrie and the Krackerjacks”.
Display ad announcing the season opening of Tony Mart’s “Bar and Café” from
the mid 1950’s. Opening was usually around Palm Sunday and this ad
announces the coming of Jerry Gabriel and his Angels for the Easter week.
Also of note is the fact that Len Carrie is advertised as “formerly with
Spike Jones” a famous comedic swing and show band leader of the 50‘s.