Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:21 AM
There is also a link to images of the restaurant's artwork, though not of the mural.
Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:27 AM
Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:54 AM
Ah, thanks, Mme. Hermine!
here it is!
Oh, what a nice piece of nostalgia. Seeing the reproduction of the mural brings back all kinds of memories of repeated visits to the old ONeals back in the 70s for a tasty dinner before the ballet or opera.
Posted 16 July 2010 - 12:42 PM
Posted 16 July 2010 - 02:33 PM
Just saw this from Michael's tnings:
"As a matter of fact Michael and Ariane Batterberry of Food Arts Magazine said that “we redefined the American Bistro when we first opened forty-six years ago”.
I think that might be accurate. there was a style of bistro that went throughout the 70s, at least mid-70s, that I first saw at O'Neal's Baloon and then was all over the place for awhile, but then mostly disappeared. Lots of hanging ferns and Tiffany lamps in a lot of them, and a kind of 'high hamburger joint'.
Posted 16 July 2010 - 07:35 PM
Posted 17 July 2010 - 04:16 AM
Posted 17 July 2010 - 05:53 AM
Balanchine wrote a song about the girls at the Baloon. About them sitting on their behinds and getting lazy and drinking and flirting with the bartenders.
i'd love to hear that song!
Posted 17 July 2010 - 10:34 AM
Posted 17 July 2010 - 07:36 PM
Me, too. I'm sorry though, that the mural will not be accessible to the general public.
I'm glad the mural has been rescued yet again, but sad that the last incarnation of the restaurant has now disappeared.
Posted 18 July 2010 - 08:35 PM
Posted 18 July 2010 - 10:47 PM
It was painted in O'Neals' original location, now occupied by PJ Clarke's on the southeast corner of Columbus Avenue and West 63rd St., on a wall parallel to 63rd St.
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