World Famous Palladium

Carlos Ortiz Papers, 1940s-2006

The Palladium Ballroom was an important venue for the development of Latin music in New York City in the 1950s. Mambo and Latin jazz were some of the reigning musical styles, with celebrated performances by Tito Puente, Tito Rodriguez, and Machito. The club was a social hub for the Latino community of New York City, and thrived until the 1960s, when it was closed due to losing its liquor license after a drug raid and public interest waning in partnered dancing.

Carlos Ortiz


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Document: leaflets
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Music venues, Night clubs
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Palladium Ballroom
Related Places
Manhattan (is referenced)
Carlos Ortiz Papers, 1940s-2006. World Famous Palladium: CaOr_b20_f12_0003. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 19 Sep 2020.
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