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Origin of New York city's nickname "The Big Apple"

In the 1930's The Big Apple was picked up by black jazz musicians to designate NYC in general (and Harlem in particular) as the place where the greatest jazz in the world was being played. This book looks at the history of The Big Apple.
Print Book, English, ©2011
2nd, rev. and extended ed View all formats and editions
Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, ©2011
175 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
9783631613863, 3631613865
Contents: Chronological listing of «The Big apple» quotes – Apples regarded as very special – John J. Fitz Gerald as the key figure in popularizing «The Big Apple» (NYC racetracks, 1921ff.) – Role of Charles Gillett, 1971 – Tracing the development of «The Big Apple» dance – «Big Apple» incorrect etymologies – Bibliography.