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Old 12-11-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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Hello,
I am hoping someone can help me. I am looking for a picture of a club in Cincy in the 50's. It was the Tip Top or Tiptop, not sure whih way it was spelled. If anyone has a pic please email it to me. Thanks so much!
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:53 PM
 
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I too have been trying to find pictures/info about the Tiptop Club. It was attached to Music Hall. I lived on 12th and Elm Sts. I remember it but can't find any info anywhere. Anyone?????
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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I believe you are speaking of the Topper Club, which was part of Music Hall on the 2nd floor of the south wing. I believe it is now simply called the Ballroom.

The Topper Club originally opened in 1929 as a nightclub. If you Google Music Hall Topper Club I believe you can find some old pictures of it. Back in 1929 it may have been subdivided as the Greystone Ballroom was also there. The Topper was for whites, the Greystone for blacks. Don't know how long that lasted.

The Ballroom is still one of the largest public facilities, capacity wise, in Cincinnati. I believe the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ from the old Albee Theater was moved to the Ballroom after de-installed from the Emery Auditorium. But the ATOS who rebuilt it increased the number of ranks from its original configuration.

Who remembers the Wurlitzer Theatre Organ from the original Music Palace off Route 4 in Springdale destroyed by fire? It also was augmented in terms of number of ranks and ancillary instruments controlled from its console. The wife and I used to enjoy going there just to listen to the great sounds it emitted. And in a pizza joint no less. When the kids were old enough we could leave the older ones in charge of the younger ones, it was a great escape for us. It was a business enterprise who tried to come back but just never survived.

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Old 08-21-2013, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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Here is a link to a few pictures:

Buildings 5
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:54 PM
 
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Here is a link to a few pictures:

Buildings 5
That's a good link to a few pictures. I am sure you can find more.
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