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THE MARILYN AND BUTLER SHOE SITE – ADD YOUR MEMORIES!

May 10, 2014
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 Tue Apr 15 09:16 PM  by Joe LatinoI see mentions of Talmadge Deramus Bill Payne both lived in the Memphis area Bill Day was the DM. Jim Talent was the regional I managed Southland Mall store 78 later ran every N O store at one time or another except the Plaza store Dave Faircloth was the DM later Bill Day then Tom Stone who I think stills lives in N O area

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 Tue Sep 24 04:27 PM  by Ted ThomasonI worked for Butler Shoe Corporation in Phoenix, AZ from 1977 to 1987. It was originally Ansonia Shoes then switched to Butlers. I then went to work for Hot Feet and then a Malings in California. My District Manager was Armando Angulo. He was a great guy.

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 Mon Sep 9 02:51 PM  by Stan BushHEY.. thanks to Tim Isaac for sending me this link. I worked for George Croft and Tim. I eventually moved as a manager to Tallahassee, Florida. I spent most of my time in Past Time Billiards in Tallahassee. Nothing but good memories for me with Butler’s.

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 Tue Aug 20 07:27 PM  by Ray GlassStarted in 1973 with Butlers while in HIGH school in Valdosta Ga. I remember Jim Talent as DM I think. Then moved to Macon Ga worked under Tim Isaacs then Lynn Kilpatrick.Frank Hicks was DM and Ray Boroughs Regional. Later took a store in Johnson City TN DM was Harvey Clark. Later he moved me to Ashville NC then to Anderson SC. Changed DM to Kim Pittman. Few years later Juan Watts and Boroughs calls me at home to go to Hollywood FL. Tom Stone was DM. Eventually transferred back to Macon where Butler began to change. Evander Pender had become an auditor. Tim Watts my DM. Moved to Carolina again as DM. Met many great people–Dan Gourley Mark Thomas JR Freeman Aubrey Shatzman Don Lastinger Paul Barbarisi Ken Forman and many many others. Butler’s was a great company and knew how to give excellent customer service. Great training.

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 Mon Aug 12 10:39 AM  by Keith SchatzmanEveryone in my family worked for Butlers at one time or another. My sister Anita and my brother Robert. My father however was Aubrey Schatzman and he was at one point Vice-president under Joe Shapiro. When I was a young boy Mr. Shapiro and a few other I don’t remember used to come to our house for cocktails. My father passed away in 2011. He devoted much of hois life to Butlers.

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 Wed Aug 7 04:06 PM  by Mark ThomasMy first job was with Butlers starting in 1972 at 15 years old in Greenville SC. 1st mgr was Bill Payne, then one of the finest in the business, Warren “Red” Christian. He passed away just a few months ago. Continued in the business with Rack Room Shoes. A 30 plus year career in shoes. Dan Gourley, old buddy, I see your name on this site. Some other great friends I remember are, Harvey Clark, JR Freeman, Evander Pender, Ray Burroughs, Juan Watts, Charlie Hudson, joe Shapiro, many others. Great times and memories. Should have a Butlers reunion one day. I can be reached at mathomas504@cs.com

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 Sat Jul 13 10:26 AM  by Dan GourleyWould love to hear from old Butler friends and associates. dg530@comcast.net

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 Thu Jun 20 11:14 PM  by irvin levinei started to wk for butlers as a saturday extra/marty mittleman was mgr charlie hudson dist mgr i helped open store in later years charlestonsc-gastonia nc-jacksonville fla worked many seasons in miami beach-hollywood-ft laudrdale atlanta-ga clarence furer-perry smolen buddy chatham-max beach russ certo richard knuckles walter randolph-these men were some of the best shoe men i ever worked for.winsto salem nc charlote nc you cannot replace these men they new how to sell shoes evena 7/1/2 i hope all is well with x butlers employees grear memories

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 Wed Jun 5 02:14 AM  by Marybeth Upchurch CallisonIn the early 1970’s I worked for Murray Kalish in the display department for Butlers Shoes. It was an interesting place to work. I made some good friends that I still keep in contact with today. .

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 Fri Apr 26 02:46 AM  by The CoeusNice click. Perfect view of the store.

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 Fri Mar 29 04:59 PM  by Some pix of Florida stores

 

Close-up view of the building on Monroe Street at the corner of Jefferson Street in Tallahassee, Florida. 17482 Date 2009 Collection Florida Photographic Collection Image Number PR76097 The building used to house the Butler's Shoes store located next to McCrory's.

Close-up view of the building on Monroe Street at the corner of Jefferson Street in Tallahassee, Florida.
17482
Date
2009
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
PR76097
The building used to house the Butler’s Shoes store located next to McCrory’s.

Thanks to Donnie M. I post these pix of Butler’s Stores in Florida. Still wish we could start a “Butler Alum” site!

http://www.floridamemory.com/solr-search/results/?q=%28butler%27s%20shoes%20OR%20tt%3Abutler%27s%20shoes%5E10%29&query=butler%27s%20shoes%20

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 Mon Mar 25 05:46 PM  by Mike WeifordStarted with Butler Shoes in 1984 at Merritt Square Mall in Merritt Island, FL. Transferred to Hollywood Fashion Center in 1986, Broward Mall 1989, Pembroke Lakes Mall 1992, and finally Boynton Beach in ’96. Met some truly wonderful people along the way: Ray Burroughs, Jim Talent, Aubrey Shautzman, Tommy Stone, Dan Gourley, and Rick Anderson. Some of the greatest times of my life were spent at Butlers. The comical changes when they tried to divide the company into 4 separate divisions in the late 80’s (Dolcis, Tip Toe, Ansonia, etc.) have never dampened my love for this once great shoe giant! Hey guys! Keep that “findings” % up! I also wanted to say that Mr. David Bissland was one of the greatest shoe salespersons I ever saw!

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 Mon Jan 28 10:32 PM  by Rommie KelleyAs I previously stated, I was with Butler’s for 27 years and managed 5 stores across 3 states. My last store was in McCain Mall in North Little Rock Arkansas. I opened it and closed it. I never got to see the profit my store made, but, I was in competition with Memphis and Dallas and was always in the top 5 volume wise and always managed a bonus. Maybe not always a big bonus, but, a bonus. Mr ID Shapiro was president when I came with them in 1964. I also remember Al Greenfield even though I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting him. Mr Hudson called me into Atlanta numerous times to pick out merchandise and offered me a district on several occasions. I hated travel and being away from my family so I never accepted one. I really enjoyed the years I was with them. They always gave me whatever I needed to do the job, and, they listened to me. Outside of my family, they were my life and I still miss working for them

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 Sun Jan 27 03:26 PM  by TOWARDS THE LAST DAYS OF BUTLERS[Thanks to Steve Rowland for this. I recall fondly the happier days, pretty much all my early life till I was 24.] February 1988 articles Footwear News Sears PLC chief hedges on possible Butler sale. (Butler Shoe Corp.) Footwear News | February 22, 1988 | Fallon, James; Tahmincioglu, Eve | Copyright Sears PLC chief hedges on possible Butler sale Responding to a report that Sears PLC plans to sell its Atlanta-based Butler Shoe Corp. and that store closures are imminent, Geoffrey Maitland Smith, chairman of Sears PLC, said, “There are plans afoot to do certain things, which we are investigating. “Closures are one of the possibilities open to us. We also have toyed with the idea of a management buyout. What I’m saying is that there are all sorts of things that could be in play.” “There is no third party involved,” he added, in reference to a report that New York-based investment bank Shearson Lehman Hutton has been involved in the effort. “Something happens there from time to time. I always say I’m a good listener.” Lynn Kelly, president of Butler, confirmed that closures were definite, but in regard to the sale of Butler, he said, “That’s news to me. I’d be alarmed to find that out. There are a tremendous amount of rumors. “As far as closing stores (goes), there is no question of negotiations (to close) unprofitable (locations). Some of the stores are very unprofitable, and others are profitable. I don’t know of a retailer that isn’t looking to close unprofitable stores. Normally, we close 20 stores because of leases coming up. “We have targeted 30 unprofitable stores to close over a 24-month period and replace those with at least that many in shopping centers where we don’t have a good penetration.” When asked about reports from a source close to Butler that the company had suffered a 1987 loss of $20 million, Kelly said, “That’s not accurate,” though he added that the company went through a restructuring and that it “had a difficult year.” As for ’87 sales, Kelly said, “There was a downturn in total sales in the fourth quarter, but the end-of-the-year figures were marginally ahead of last year.” He added that business in January and February was “slightly ahead.” p.s. Someone want to start a “Bultlers Veteran Site”? Allen Greenfield

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 Wed Jan 23 03:55 PM  by MaryI worked with The Butler Group from 1982-90. I managed a store in Georgia, was an assistant manager for a few years, sold shoes at multiple stores around Atlanta. Times certainly have changed, you had to prove yourself then and things were very competitive.I worked with some amazing people and didn’t mind making the guys look bad, back when they could still take it and it was all good fun. You didn’t have to “perform” if you were female,although I heard of some (all rumor) who thought it would help them and did. There were some Al Bundy’s for sure. I left for Banker’s hours, but appreciate all I learned about business from Butler’s.

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 Thu Jan 10 12:44 AM  by Tim IsaacWhat a pleasure it is, reading everyone’s posts, and seeing that some of you worked for the same men I did, and had similar fond memories. I think the idea of a Butler’s and etc. vetran’s site is great.

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 Tue Jan 1 09:10 PM  by Rommie KelleyWorked for Butler’s from 1964-1991. Started in Pine Bluff Arkansas as Assistant Mgr and went on to manage 5 different stores across 3 states. Florence, al,Pine Bluff, Ar,Tuscaloosa, Al,St Joe, Mo,Little Rock, Ar. Was with them 27 years and must say that those were some very happy days. Worked for Charlie Hudson, Talmadge Tyler, Frank Hicks, Talmadge DeRamus, Everet Head, Jerry Etheridge, Romie Butler, Rick Croom, Bill Day are the ones that come to mind. I finished my career at McCain Mall in N little Rock in 1991 when the company was falling apart and they closed my store. They made me several offers but I saw the handwriting on the wall. I spent 12 years with Sam’s Club and retired in 2004.

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 Thu Dec 13 12:52 AM  by MarkAfter working with them for about 3 years they had a big change new president, they changed all the Mailing shoe names to Tip Toe, I left there in 89 I think about a year after that they started closing the stores

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 Thu Dec 13 12:49 AM  by markI worked for butler shoes in Tacoma, Washington I worked there from 1983 – 1989 I managed 5 different stores in 3 different states started in Washington, went to Oregon, back to Washington, then last in Los Angeles

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 Sat Dec 1 09:52 AM  by Steve RowlandI made a mistake on the ‘1500’ stores, that is the total they had when I left we did approx 950 stores in my time. Butler was sold by Zales to Sears Holdings of England. Butler had a hostile takeover and dissolution not too long after I left. There’s a long story behind that. In regards to a couple of comments below, I worked with Frank Hicks during my time, he was a class gentleman. Also. Murray Kalish, yes, he was VP, but was also in charge of the entire ‘display’ section of the business in how the shores were displayed to the customer, windows and interiors. That was truly an operation. I had 17 people under my supervision in Design/Construction and I reported to Howard Morgan, when I left. My previous superior, Mickey Bjork, went into the display design business and made a huge success of it.

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 Sat Dec 1 09:37 AM  by Steve RowlandI had an urge to Google: ‘Butler Shoe Corporation’, a moment ago, and this link came up on top. I worked in the Atlanta, GA, Butler corporate offices, starting at the Brookwood office, beginning as a designer/draftsman in 1976 and ended as the Manager of Store Planning and Construction in 1986, at the Terrell Mill office. I had some class bosses in Mickey Bjork, who I am still in contact with, and who is truly a class guy, and Howard Morgan, Bruce Feuer, and others, as well as Joe Shapiro. We designed, built, and remodeled the stores in conjunction with the Dallas, TX office of Zales. Upwards of 1500 stores were built or remodeled in that span of time. I left to go into my own Design/Construction business. Very pleasant memories or those people and times.

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 Fri Nov 30 04:13 PM  by Allen GreenfieldAmazing how many people show up here from all over the Butler’s-Marilyn-S&J Simowitz shoe universe. There really ought to be a “Butler’s Veterans” site. Anyone wanna go for it? I’ll certainly have some stuff to share.

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 Thu Nov 29 11:05 PM  by bill drummondworked for butlers shoes from 1960 till 1978 managed stores in savannah ga, bradenton fl, bham al , opelika al, and was auditor for about two years west coast , my first dm was joe shapiro, later worked for frank hicks ,toby storey. ray bourrougs ,t.tyler and a host of shoe dogs,,, now live in dallas,tx

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 Tue Oct 9 09:39 AM  by Ron BallI worked for them in 1984 to 1989 Moved From Jonesboro aR To Bryan College Station Tx then to houston Tx Ran One of the larger stores in houston I was only 19 when they made me mgr of the one in College station Bill Day Was my DM in Jonesboro or memphis area and Larry Byrd in bryan CS Ron Brown was my DM in Houston Mike Kennamer was in San Anotnio and New orleans I heard somone mention Talmadge D He was an auditor in the Mid 80’s with butlers I am very thankful for the training i Got with them. Loved most every minute of it.

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 Fri Jun 8 12:54 PM  by richard jumpi worked at butlers in 1973 at lauderhill mall in ft lauderdale fl. i remember everyone made it fun, one of my coworkers charles carter was great. his brother played football for the denver broncos, rubin carter. i was 17 years old and made pretty good money. i got married and bought the ring at zales in 74 awesome memories there.

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 Wed Apr 4 11:58 PM  by Allen GreenfieldWow, some familiar names here. My father, Albert S. Greenfield was Executive VP of Butlers and had a lot to do with the merger with the Zale Jewelry people in the early 1970s. He had come up with many of the people at Marilyn Shoes in Augusta GA, which belonged to my Uncles Sam and Joe Simowitz. https://allengreenfield.wordpress.com/2010/04/09/greenfield-greenfeld-simowitz-my-family-history/During the Great Depression he’d been looking for work, met Issie Shapiro (my Godfather) who recruited him to come South and work for S&J. Butlers eventually suffered the same fate as lots of regional businesses in America – bought out and shut down. I can be reached at bishop171@gmail.com

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 Thu Jan 19 06:39 PM  by Tim IsaacI just wanted add that I remembered the name of my last DM … Frank Hicks. He was one hell of a nice guy, a gentleman, and an inspiration.

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 Wed Jan 18 10:24 PM  by Tim IsaacI started part-time with Butler’s in Little Rock, Arkansas in late 1969, and became a manager about a year later, in Jackson, Tennessee. I subsequently got stores in Clarksville, TN, Macon, GA (#333), and Warner Robins, GA. I left Butler’s in 1976. Names that were important to me at that time: Tommy Stone, my first manager, about 2 years older than me; Talmadge DeRamus, my DM for most of my time as manager; Charlie Hudson,General Manager, I think. I can’t recall the last name of my last DM, and even though our parting was a bit strained, I admired and respected him from that day to this. I worked with some great people: Freddie Joseph, Billy Lile, Bobby Bell, Stan Bush, George Croft. Many more. I was just a kid when they made me a manager, and it was the best formative experience a young man could have. I am grateful for every moment.

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 Wed Jan 11 12:23 AM  by Don ThompsonI worked with many wonderful people for almost 25 years. I have a lot of great memories. I started in Daytona Beach in the 70’s and ended up in CA before the company changed it name Butler Group. They changed all the stores to either Sam & Libby or Jones New York. During the second liquidation I left the company. They sold the remaining stores to Bakers/Leeds around 2000

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 Sat Dec 3 05:38 AM  by Steve I worked for Butler’s in Florence, AL in 1973 when they closed the store. My first day of looking for work in Tuscaloosa I was hired at Butler’s in McFarland Mall (now gone) I loved it and made a fortune. At 8% comm I made about 8 bucks an hour. They did not drug test but my asst manager flunked his polygraph. A few days later my manager found a dead armadillo in his car. itsten

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 Sun Nov 6 08:55 PM  by Sharon I just found this newpaper article on the internet from 1936. http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1964&dat=19361120&id=A_0sAAAAIBAJ&sjid=m7YFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1029,1672660

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 Sun Nov 6 08:44 PM  by My gradfather was Joseph Kalish. Did he have any other roles with Butlers in addition to being a Vice President in Atlanta?

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 Sat Nov 5 11:45 AM  by Leah Shapiro KleinMy father, Israel David Shapiro was president of Butler Shoe Corp. and then he was the Chairman of the Board when my brother, Joe Shapiro took over as President. Butler’s was the second largest Women and Children shoe chain in the country that did not manufacture their own shoes. They ended up with over 847 stores when my brother resigned to persue other interests.

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 Sun Aug 21 08:42 PM  by joe latinoworked for Butler for 16 years managed stores in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Memphis, Pompano Beach Florida. What a great experience that was.

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 Mon Jul 25 12:36 AM  by Don McGinnisI was Southeastern Regional District Mgr. for Butlers Shoes Discount Division. It was in the 60s and 70s.that Butlers began leasing the shoe depts. of the big discount stores that were opening. It was a new era of shopping and Butlers was in on the ground floor. K-Mart was one of Butlers large accts. I enjoyed working for Butlers and my managers were the best. Hope some of you guys read this, it would be great to hear from you. Don

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 Mon Jun 6 02:37 AM  by Jim PriceI was a store manager for Butler’s Shoes for over ten years.The home office was in Atlanta, GA. Marilyn Shoes was part of the same company. At one time we had over 300 stores, mainly in the south and along the East Coast.Greatest company I have ever worked for in over 55 years of working.

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 Tue Apr 27 02:28 PM  by shahqueenButlers was one store that was very affordable and you could always find shoes that were different (style) from all the rest and pay less.Thanks Butlers for all that you’ve done.Now is there any store any where today?

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 Mon Apr 12 03:36 PM  by danny toddworked at Butler Shoes at Southside Plaza from 1972 to 1980 what a great place to make money selling shoes worked Mr James Westbook

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 Wed Mar 17 03:46 PM  by Susan BHow many weekends before Easter did my mother drag my sister and me to Butler’s Shoes for Easter shoes? We’d start at Belks on the lower end of Main Street, walk all the way up to the Fox or Carolina Theater, have lunch at either Tanner’s Big Orange or Pete’s, and all the way back down and when we were through, we each had new shoes, socks, dresses, purses, gloves and hats. I’m 55 and my sister is 57. Those were gentler, happier times. We just didn’t know it. . .

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 Wed Jul 22 07:47 PM  by Don HattenButler Shoes was a company that had several stores throughout the US. They also were associated with Mailing Shoes in some northern states like Michigan and N. Ill. In it’s later days they were owned by parent company Zales

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GRUNFELD-GREENFIELD-GREENFELD-SIMOWITZ – MY FAMILY HISTORY

April 9, 2010

SIMOWITZ FAMILY – My Maternal Relatives

FAMILY OF HENRY SIMOWITZ, 1700s-2000s
Compiled by Allen Henry Greenfield, 2010 revision

I was given my middle name in memory of my maternal grandfather, Henry Simowitz.
We have succeeded in tracing some family lineage back to what is now Slovakia,
as far as the late 1700s. This is a working text. A separate page is being
developed for my paternal family, the Greenfields. There is a salute to some of
my relatives on both sides of my family who fought in World War II for those who
are interested.

Joseph Weber (circa b. 1790), Wife Leah Weber. Origin unknown; name means
“weaver” in German. Note that German-speaking areas existed all over Europe,
from France to Russia. of the area in which the family, even extended family,
seems to have moved is in the present Ukraine (Munkacevo) and Slovakia
(Muckacevo, Velke Kaposney and later Homonna). German-speaking people were
settled for political reasons as far East as the then Tsarist Empire of Russia.
In the 1800s until the First World War, most of this area was under control of
the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in the Hungarian region.

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Their daughter, Reisel Weber married Rabbi Eleazer HA KOHEN Samunovics (b. circa
1820) (variant of Simowitz or Simonowitz). Reisel was a native of Kapusany
(Kapos, Velke Kaposy, other variants), now  in Solvakia. Rabbi Eleazer seems to have
been associate with the Kapuscher Rebbe, and the great center of Chassidic learning founded by
the latter in Velke Kaposy.

Henry Simowitz was born in 1856, probably also in Kapusany. His Hebrew name was
Chaim HA KOHEN Yechiel, and he went by the Hungarian name Mihaly Samunovics
(derived loosely from the Hebrew name “Yechiel” which rhymes with Michiel). He
was drafted into the Hungarian army in 1882. He appears to have married during
or shortly after this period. Three children were born between 1887 and 1889,
two in 1889 alone (10 1/2 months apart).

From November 3, 1889 to at least August of 1894 Henry Simowitz lived in
Homonna, on the Hungarian-Slovakian frontier, in the Carpathian Mountain
foothills. On November 7, 1889 he was granted a Shoemaker’s (Cobbler’s) trade
license under the local Hungarian authorities, a copy of said license still being in my
possession, under the name “Mihaly Samunovics”. He was said also to be
a blacksmith,  and darkly rumored to have traded in stolen horses. Internal
evidence of family tales and existing documents suggests that he was considered
something of a scholar in the Jewish community. Mrs. Samunovics was also granted a trade
license, as a grocers in Homonna on October 20, 1892.

At that point, something happened. It may be that Mrs. Samunovics died suddenly,
leaving Henry with three small children. Before the end of 1892 he was married
to the daughter of Rabbi Akiva Dov (Moreinu Harav; Our teacher, the Rabbi),
Chana (Hannah) Friedman.

There is some evidence that she may have been a relative of the Kapuscher
Rebbe’s extended family. The Fried or Friedman family of Velke Kaposney were the
wellspring of a distinguished lineage of Chassadic Rebbes  known as the “Kapusher Rebbes”
(see below). According to our cousin Eli Pollack of Baltimore, the tombstone of
Rabbi Joshua Fried was turned into a picture postcard, presumably by
his followers. In 1885 the long-lived Kapusher Rebbe, Herman Fried, had
performed the marriage of Henry Simowitz’s sister Sari to an Ignatz Gottesman of Munkacevo
in Kapusany. As late as 1937 a Rabbi Alex Friedman was signing official
Hungarian government records in this area. These may be the family of Hannah Friedman
Simowitz.

Yehoshia Heshil Hakohen Fried, Kapisher Rebbe

Records for Yehoshia Fried

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Yehoshia Heshil Hakohen Fried, Kapisher Rebbe

Birthdate: 1816
Birthplace: Kapush
Death: Died 1921
Immediate Family: Son of Gedalyahu Fried and Chana Fried (kapish)
Husband of Tzipra Fried
Father of Feiga Fried and Yaakov Meyer Fried
Half brother of ר’ יחיאל הכהן פריעד
Managed by: Yonina Hana Juni
Last Updated: August 5, 2014

An official document indicates they declared  intention to leave Homonna August
2, 1894. On October 15 1894 a daughter was born to them. Another child, a son, was born
in 1895. Somewhere during this period, as “Henry and Hannah Simowitz”, they relocated to
Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States where they had relatives. They probably arrived at
Boston in 1895. On June 15, 1897 Henry Simowitz declared his intention to become a U.S. Citizen.
This was granted 12 October, 1899. Shortly thereafter, the family relocated to
Augusta and Waynesboro, Georgia USA. They had a total of eleven children,
including the three from Henry’s first wife. Note that the eldest daughter,
Bertha, came to America after the turn of the 20th Century aboard the SS Rotterdam, with a
friend. Her future husband also a shoemaker from Northern Europe named Agos (variation Ogus, Ogas) departed
upon the same ship for America about two weeks apart.


Their children were:
Regina “Bertha” Simowitz 1887-1970 b. Kapusany, Hungary
Rose Simowitz 1889-1977 b. Kapusany, Hungary
Israel Simowitz (later Simon) 1889-1967 b. Kapusany, Hungary
{Unless the marriage contract is incorrectly dated, these were Henry
Simowitz’s children by a previous marriage; the first Mrs, Simowitz probably died in childbirth (Ignatz Simowitz died as well in the Fall of 1892 in Hommony).
Esther Simowitz 1894-1979 probably born in Hungary
Louis Simowitz 1895-1970 probably born in Cincinnati
Harry Simowitz 1897-1991 probably born in Cincinnati
Joseph Simowitz 1899-1979 probably born in Cincinnati
Samuel Simowitz 1902-1984 probably born in Georgia
Louise Simowitz 1905-1986 born in Georgia
Bernard Simowitz 1907-1994 born in Georgia
Mary Margaret Simowitz 1913-1996 born in Waynesboro, Georgia

Many have seen military service in World War I &World War II.

Below right, Lt. Bernard Simowitz, New Britain WWII.

L Leon Pomerance

All had children; and they in turn have had children (see ged.com file), some of
whom have become quite distinguished, including Lee Simowitz, an attorney of
note in Washington, D.C., Dr. Fred Simowitz, M.D. (neurologist) of St. Louis,
and  the late Sam Simowitz of Savanna, Georgia.

Above, back l-r  Lee Simowitz, Larry Agos, Jon Simowitz. Front Allen Henry Greenfield.

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The GRUNFELD/GREENFELD/GREENFIELD Family
text by Allen Henry Greenfield, Revised 2011

Our family came to America from Vienna, Austria in 1897. This was the legendary fin de siecle Vienna of “The Blue Danube”- of Strauss and Freud. There is documentary evidence the family lived for generations in Vienna, then the center of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the family may have had earlier origins in Bohemia and in Hungary. My grandmother’s death certificate lists both her parents as also Viennese, a Joseph Sommers and Irene Wortimer. As she was born in the 1860s herself, the family seems to go back to the beginnings of the great successor (the “East Mark” – Austria) to the old Holy Roman Empire, dissolved finally by Napoleon Bonaparte. Family investigators report that the original surname was Von Greenfeld, later Grunfeld, still later Greenfeld. The “Von” may have come from Alfred Greenfeld, a braumeister in Vienna due to his marriage to Matilda Sommers, daughter of Joseph Sommers and Irene (Wortimer) Sommers, if the enobled and famed rabinical Wortimer family.

It was  uncommon in the later centuries of the Holy Roman Empire and the short-lived later Austro-Hungarian Empire to ennoble distinguished Jewish citizens-there were even Jewish knights and barons (as the “Von” seems to indicate). Alfred (Isac) Greenfield was born in 1854, according to records we have discovered, apparently in Vienna, and presently became a brew master, from family accounts.He then came to Baltimore in the USA. He owned a famous saloon (immortalized in jazz great  Eubie Blake’s “Chester & Low”; Blake was house pianist in 1902-03 at Alfred Greenfeld’s ) in Baltimore after coming to America, and the family enjoyed considerable prosperity.

NOTES ON EUBIE BLAKE AND MY GRANDFATHER’S SHADY SALOON

NOTES ON EUBIE BLAKE AND MY GRANDFATHER’S SHADY SALOON

My father and his brothers and sisters probably lived right upstairs, in the fashion of the times, from this wild and rollicking saloon, which my grandfather, Alfred Greenfeld, established in the 1890s. The saloon continued at the “Corner of Chestnut & Low” until the last years before Prohibition, when it (and the family) moved into the home of my Uncle’s William’s (Dr. William Greenfeld, M.D.) more uptown digs, until Prohibition had its way with the bar.  My father never spoke to me about any of this, except that his dad owned a bar in Baltimore.  I first heard that the famed Jazz Composer Eubie Blake had immortalized my grandfather’s saloon from my late cousin Alfred Greenfeld, himself a colorful character, retired Marine and CIA spook.  How *colorful* the Saloon was I only recently discovered, courtesy of “The Storm is Passing Over – From the Church to Baltimore’s Best Bordellos” https://jshare.johnshopkins.edu/pdennis5/public_html/storm/story/story3.htm.  ( Interestingly, my Dad, Albert Greenfield, who came South during the Great Depression, was a non-drinker and both my parents avoided bars like the plague.

The saloon continued at the “Corner of Chestnut & Low” until the last years before Prohibition, when it (and the family) moved into the home of my Uncle’s William’s (Dr. William Greenfeld, M.D.) more uptown digs, until Prohibition had its way with the bar.  My father never spoke to me about any of this, except that his dad owned a bar in Baltimore.  I first heard that the famed Jazz Composer Eubie Blake had immortalized my grandfather’s saloon from my late cousin Alfred Greenfeld, himself a colorful character, retired Marine and CIA spook.  How *colorful* the Saloon was I only recently discovered, courtesy of “The Storm is Passing Over – From the Church to Baltimore’s Best Bordellos”.  (https://jshare.johnshopkins.edu/pdennis5/public_html/storm/story/story3.html) Interestingly, my Dad, Albert Greenfield, who came South during the Great Depression, was a non-drinker and both my parents avoided bars like the plague.

“In 1902 Eubie Blake was with the traveling show “In Old Kentucky”. Later that same year, Blake made his return to nightclub playing in Alfred Greenfeld’s Saloon in Baltimore MD, where he composed his next rag, Corner of Chestnut and Low, the address of Greenfeld’s club.”

“Baltimore’s Eubie Blake was one of the most prominent ragtime musicians on the East Coast in the early 20th century, and was known for a unique style of piano-playing that eventually became the basis for stride, a style perfected during World War I in Harlem. Blake was the most well-known figure in the local scene, and helped make Baltimore one of the ragtime centers of the East Coast, along with Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.[27] He then joined a medicine show, performing throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania before moving to New York in 1902 to play at the Academy of Music there. Returning to Baltimore, Blake played at The Saloon, a venue owned by Alfred Greenfield patronized by “colorful characters and ‘working’ girls”; The Saloon was the basis for his well-known “Corner of Chestnut and Low”. He then played at Annie Gilly’s sporting house, another rough establishment, before becoming well-known enough to play throughout the city and win a number of national piano concerts.”

“After playing melodian and buck dancing in a medicine show through the Maryland and Pennsylvania countryside, Blake did a stint in a plantation-style review at New York’s Academy of Music in 1902. He returned to Baltimore to play piano at Alfred Greenfield’s Saloon, an establishment haunted by colorful characters and “working” girls. He immortalized the place in his “Corner of Chestnut and Low.”

“After Greenfields, he played for Annie Gilly’s sporting house at 317 East Street where the patrons carried knives and brass knuckles. Blake became a star attraction at cafes and clubs and a perennial winner in national piano playing contests. For a while he teamed up with Preston Jackson and his group. “

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The saloon continued at the “Corner of Chestnut & Low” until the last years before Prohibition, when it (and the family) moved into the home of my Uncle’s William’s (Dr. William Greenfeld, M.D.) more uptown digs, until Prohibition had its way with the bar.  My father never spoke to me about any of this, except that his dad owned a bar in Baltimore.  I first heard that the famed Jazz Composer Eubie Blake had immortalized my grandfather’s saloon from my late cousin Alfred Greenfeld, himself a colorful character, retired Marine and CIA spook.  How *colorful* the Saloon was I only recently discovered, courtesy of “The Storm is Passing Over – From the Church to Baltimore’s Best Bordellos”.  (https://jshare.johnshopkins.edu/pdennis5/public_html/storm/story/story3.html) Interestingly, my Dad, Albert Greenfield, who came South during the Great Depression, was a non-drinker and both my parents avoided bars like the plague.


“In 1902 Eubie Blake was with the traveling show “In Old Kentucky”. Later that same year, Blake made his return to nightclub playing in Alfred Greenfeld’s Saloon in Baltimore MD, where he composed his next rag, Corner of Chestnut and Low, the address of Greenfeld’s club.”

“Baltimore’s Eubie Blake was one of the most prominent ragtime musicians on the East Coast in the early 20th century, and was known for a unique style of piano-playing that eventually became the basis for stride, a style perfected during World War I in Harlem. Blake was the most well-known figure in the local scene, and helped make Baltimore one of the ragtime centers of the East Coast, along with Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.[27] He then joined a medicine show, performing throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania before moving to New York in 1902 to play at the Academy of Music there. Returning to Baltimore, Blake played at The Saloon, a venue owned by Alfred Greenfield patronized by “colorful characters and ‘working’ girls”; The Saloon was the basis for his well-known “Corner of Chestnut and Low”. He then played at Annie Gilly’s sporting house, another rough establishment, before becoming well-known enough to play throughout the city and win a number of national piano concerts.”

“After playing melodian and buck dancing in a medicine show through the Maryland and Pennsylvania countryside, Blake did a stint in a plantation-style review at New York’s Academy of Music in 1902. He returned to Baltimore to play piano at Alfred Greenfield’s Saloon, an establishment haunted by colorful characters and “working” girls. He immortalized the place in his “Corner of Chestnut and Low.”

“After Greenfields, he played for Annie Gilly’s sporting house at 317 East Street where the patrons carried knives and brass knuckles. Blake became a star attraction at cafes and clubs and a perennial winner in national piano playing contests. For a while he teamed up with Preston Jackson and his group. ”

At the Jewish History Museum on Lloyd Street in Baltimore I discovered that my grandfather’s establishment, long located at 1008 Low Street (alas, now a parking lot) moved to 2012 Madison Avenue, then the home of my Uncle, Dr. William Greenfeld. The famous photo of the Alfred Greenfeld Saloon was almost certainly photographed at the 1008 Low Street location.

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Alfred Greenfeld’s Saloon (at right, pictured with his son Dewey; Matilda Greenfeld
is seen at far right in background) was located at Chester & Low in Baltimore, and was graced by the music of the great jazz and ragtime musician Eubie Blake (1883-1983) in the early 20th Century. About
1912 Alfred Greenfeld had a stroke and lived until September 17, 1921.
(Note unusual position of his arm in photograph).

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From original sheet music “(Down Corner of Chester & Low (in Baltimo)”

The saloon was said to have “gone bankrupt”, and his family fell on relatively hard times. However, this coincides with Prohibition becoming law in the USA, so there may be a bit more to the story. In the 1920 U.S. census, the family was living in the home of of Alfred’s distinguished son, Dr. William (“Will”) Greenfeld, M.D. of Johns Hopkins Medical Center. After Alfred’s death, his wife Matilda continued to live under Dr. Greenfeld’s roof off and on until her death a quarter century later. The home was located at 1206 E 33rd Street in Baltimore. The house is now a duplex.

In 1900 two cousins from the Kermisch family were living with the Grunfelds in Baltimore Ward 1, Baltimore City. The immediate Greenfeld Family of the period by 1910 consisted of Alfred and Matilda (nee Sommers) and their children, who became quite a distinguished lot; Will (Dr. William Greenfeld, M.D.), Dewey (David), Albert, Eugene (Professor Eugene Greenfield, a Manhattan Project Scientist), Dorothy (wife of Dr. Sidney Marks, a pharmacist), Ida (wife of Dr. Martin Roos, O.D. and a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason) Fay (Mrs. H.D. Gross) and Rose (Mrs. Charles Greenblatt). Matilda was born in 1865, and died on March 20, 1947 at the age of 82, having lived most of her life in Baltimore. She is my only grandparent who lived to see me born (November 4, 1946). Both are buried in the Ahavas Shalom Cemetary in Baltimore. As mentioned above, both Alfred and Matilda were natives of Vienna, according to U.S. government documents. Matilda’s father was Joseph Sommers, her mother [Irena] Wortimer Sommers, also of Vienna. They were Yiddish-speaking, Orthodox Jews, and continued to speak Yiddish as a first language in America. Matilda also spoke fluent Viennese German all her life, as well as English.

My father, ALBERT Sommers Greenfield, was a “natural athlete” all his life. He played professional basketball for the Baltimore City Crescents in his youth,and was a catcher scouted by major league baseball. He had a talent for business as well.

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Albert Greenfeld, center (he played Center), first row, from Baltimore Sun circa 1924 Baltimore City Crescents

Jewish basketball players were very common in this period – see, for example http://books.google.com/books?id=OFwEUugroQMC&pg=PA116&lpg=PA116&dq=YMHA+Basketball+1920s&source=bl&ots=2BnMIuzBAq&sig=XADmoRPqylmF0SRmTdc_F1-Ryy4&hl=en&ei=McHnToaEM4uctweu6429Cg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CEAQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=YMHA%20Basketball%201920s&f=false

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Albert Greenfield (at right), General Manager

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Albert S. Greenfield, mid career

His younger brother Eugene was destined to become a rather key nuclear scientist during WWII and thereafter, living well into the 1990s. He also played a key role in development of electrical-powered rail transportation.

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Professor Eugene Greenfield and family, 1947

Albert went to work for S. Haley & Son in the shoe business after his father took ill. He spent the 1920s in relatively unremarkable jobs but remarkable athletic accomplishments. When the Great Depression hit Baltimore, he was one of many it hit hard, profoundly effecting his world view for the remainder of his life (a life-long Roosevelt Democrat). Yet, in a sense, the Depression was his major opportunity. Like many men thrown out of work, he eventually moved South during the early 1930s, and became associated with the S&J Simowitz Shoe Company and successor firms for the remainder of his life, nearly 40 years.
He married Mary Margaret SIMOWITZ in 1934 in South Carolina. They lived for many years in Augusta, GA, except for a brief period in Winston-Salem, NC during WWII. Al & Margie were active members of both The Walton Way Temple (Congregation Children of Israel-Reform) and Adas Yeshurun Synogogue (Orthodox in old building, Conservative in new). I received my first education at the “new” Adas Yeshurun circa 1950. As S&J grew, ALBERT (1904-1971) rose with the company, becoming General Manager of the successor Marilyn Shoes by the 1950s. Marilyn merged with Butlers Shoe Company of Atlanta in 1955, and the immediate family relocated to Atlanta the following year. Albert and Mary Margaret (“Margie”) had one child, a son, Allen Henry Greenfield, the present writer.

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Allen Greenfield, May 2006

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L-R are Matilda Sommers, daughter Dorothy, son Albert, & Alfred (Isac)
Greenfield, circa 1910

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Albert and his son Allen Greenfield, circa 1947

The immediate family moved from Augusta to Atlanta, as noted, in 1956, and for many
years resided at 2875 Sequoyah Drive, in the Cherokee Forest section of Northwest Atlanta.
The family having moved to Atlanta with the corporate merger of Marilyn and Butlers Shoe Companies,
Albert becoming Vice President in charge of personnel and member of the board of directors.
Butlers became an NYSE listed corporation in the 1960s. Albert served as Lt. Col. Aide de Camp
on the staff of two Georgia Governors, Vandever and Sanders, in the late 50s-early 60s, and a
Deputy Sheriff of Fulton County GA during this same period. The shoe corporation merged with
the large jewelry company, the Zale Corporation of Dallas, TX,in the early 1970s, at my father’s
instigation. During the integration turbulence that manifested in the latter years of his life,
Albert Greenfield became friendly with Rev. Martin Luther King Sr., working together to resolve
local business-related civil rights issues.

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At the end of his life Albert Greenfield (seated at his desk) was a leading businessman;
Executive Vice President of Butler Shoe Company (Atlanta) and a Senior Vice President and
Member of the Board of Zale Corp (Dallas). He died April 10, 1971. His wife Margie
lived on until July 3, 1996.

ALLEN Henry Greenfield was born in 1946, became an intrepid world traveler by age 16,
having lived for some time in Israel and traveling extensively in the Mediterranean region, and,
later in life, in many parts of the world. His first book was published in 1975, and he became
a moderately well-known author of esoteric works by the 1990s. His
publishers included IllumiNet Press, Looking Glass Press, Luxor Press and, currently, Manutius Press.

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ALLEN Greenfield has three children: Alexander David Greenfield, born 1973 in Atlanta;
graduated from Marlboro College in Vermont in 1997, he was for years a story editor and
script writer in Hollywood CA, before moving into a major creative role with
The World Wrestling Entertainment of Stamford, CT, Screenwriting in Hollywood and NYC, writing and film making in VT, notably for Amazon Studios 2011.

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Karl Theodor Greenfield, born 1990, on active duty (2011) U.S. Navy

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Randall Gnosis Greenfield, born 1992. Student at Fullsail University 2011

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Maternal Family Roots – A Simowitz family reunion, 1947. Albert Greenfield is in the rear row, with many of his in laws. See our Simowitz family page for my maternal relatives.

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Mary Margaret Simowitz Greenfield (second from right),
Allen, Alex, Karl & Randall Greenfield, May 1996

NOTES ON EUBIE BLAKE AND MY GRANDFATHER’S SHADY SALOON

NOTES ON EUBIE BLAKE AND MY GRANDFATHER’S SHADY SALOON

By allengreenfield

NOTES ON EUBIE BLAKE AND MY GRANDFATHER’S SHADY SALOON

My father and his brothers and sisters probably lived right upstairs, in the fashion of the times, from this wild and rollicking saloon, which my grandfather, Alfred Greenfeld, established in the 1890s. The saloon continued at the “Corner of Chestnut & Low” until the last years before Prohibition, when it (and the family) moved into the home of my Uncle’s William’s (Dr. William Greenfeld, M.D.) more uptown digs, until Prohibition had its way with the bar.  My father never spoke to me about any of this, except that his dad owned a bar in Baltimore.  I first heard that the famed Jazz Composer Eubie Blake had immortalized my grandfather’s saloon from my late cousin Alfred Greenfeld, himself a colorful character, retired Marine and CIA spook.  How *colorful* the Saloon was I only recently discovered, courtesy of “The Storm is Passing Over – From the Church to Baltimore’s Best Bordellos” https://jshare.johnshopkins.edu/pdennis5/public_html/storm/story/story3.htm.  ( Interestingly, my Dad, Albert Greenfield, who came South during the Great Depression, was a non-drinker and both my parents avoided bars like the plague.

The saloon continued at the “Corner of Chestnut & Low” until the last years before Prohibition, when it (and the family) moved into the home of my Uncle’s William’s (Dr. William Greenfeld, M.D.) more uptown digs, until Prohibition had its way with the bar.  My father never spoke to me about any of this, except that his dad owned a bar in Baltimore.  I first heard that the famed Jazz Composer Eubie Blake had immortalized my grandfather’s saloon from my late cousin Alfred Greenfeld, himself a colorful character, retired Marine and CIA spook.  How *colorful* the Saloon was I only recently discovered, courtesy of “The Storm is Passing Over – From the Church to Baltimore’s Best Bordellos”.  (https://jshare.johnshopkins.edu/pdennis5/public_html/storm/story/story3.html) Interestingly, my Dad, Albert Greenfield, who came South during the Great Depression, was a non-drinker and both my parents avoided bars like the plague.

“In 1902 Eubie Blake was with the traveling show “In Old Kentucky”. Later that same year, Blake made his return to nightclub playing in Alfred Greenfeld’s Saloon in Baltimore MD, where he composed his next rag, Corner of Chestnut and Low, the address of Greenfeld’s club.”

“Baltimore’s Eubie Blake was one of the most prominent ragtime musicians on the East Coast in the early 20th century, and was known for a unique style of piano-playing that eventually became the basis for stride, a style perfected during World War I in Harlem. Blake was the most well-known figure in the local scene, and helped make Baltimore one of the ragtime centers of the East Coast, along with Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.[27] He then joined a medicine show, performing throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania before moving to New York in 1902 to play at the Academy of Music there. Returning to Baltimore, Blake played at The Saloon, a venue owned by Alfred Greenfield patronized by “colorful characters and ‘working’ girls”; The Saloon was the basis for his well-known “Corner of Chestnut and Low”. He then played at Annie Gilly’s sporting house, another rough establishment, before becoming well-known enough to play throughout the city and win a number of national piano concerts.”

“After playing melodian and buck dancing in a medicine show through the Maryland and Pennsylvania countryside, Blake did a stint in a plantation-style review at New York’s Academy of Music in 1902. He returned to Baltimore to play piano at Alfred Greenfield’s Saloon, an establishment haunted by colorful characters and “working” girls. He immortalized the place in his “Corner of Chestnut and Low.”

“After Greenfields, he played for Annie Gilly’s sporting house at 317 East Street where the patrons carried knives and brass knuckles. Blake became a star attraction at cafes and clubs and a perennial winner in national piano playing contests. For a while he teamed up with Preston Jackson and his group. “

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The saloon continued at the “Corner of Chestnut & Low” until the last years before Prohibition, when it (and the family) moved into the home of my Uncle’s William’s (Dr. William Greenfeld, M.D.) more uptown digs, until Prohibition had its way with the bar.  My father never spoke to me about any of this, except that his dad owned a bar in Baltimore.  I first heard that the famed Jazz Composer Eubie Blake had immortalized my grandfather’s saloon from my late cousin Alfred Greenfeld, himself a colorful character, retired Marine and CIA spook.  How *colorful* the Saloon was I only recently discovered, courtesy of “The Storm is Passing Over – From the Church to Baltimore’s Best Bordellos”.  (https://jshare.johnshopkins.edu/pdennis5/public_html/storm/story/story3.html) Interestingly, my Dad, Albert Greenfield, who came South during the Great Depression, was a non-drinker and both my parents avoided bars like the plague.


“In 1902 Eubie Blake was with the traveling show “In Old Kentucky”. Later that same year, Blake made his return to nightclub playing in Alfred Greenfeld’s Saloon in Baltimore MD, where he composed his next rag, Corner of Chestnut and Low, the address of Greenfeld’s club.”

“Baltimore’s Eubie Blake was one of the most prominent ragtime musicians on the East Coast in the early 20th century, and was known for a unique style of piano-playing that eventually became the basis for stride, a style perfected during World War I in Harlem. Blake was the most well-known figure in the local scene, and helped make Baltimore one of the ragtime centers of the East Coast, along with Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.[27] He then joined a medicine show, performing throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania before moving to New York in 1902 to play at the Academy of Music there. Returning to Baltimore, Blake played at The Saloon, a venue owned by Alfred Greenfield patronized by “colorful characters and ‘working’ girls”; The Saloon was the basis for his well-known “Corner of Chestnut and Low”. He then played at Annie Gilly’s sporting house, another rough establishment, before becoming well-known enough to play throughout the city and win a number of national piano concerts.”

“After playing melodian and buck dancing in a medicine show through the Maryland and Pennsylvania countryside, Blake did a stint in a plantation-style review at New York’s Academy of Music in 1902. He returned to Baltimore to play piano at Alfred Greenfield’s Saloon, an establishment haunted by colorful characters and “working” girls. He immortalized the place in his “Corner of Chestnut and Low.”

“After Greenfields, he played for Annie Gilly’s sporting house at 317 East Street where the patrons carried knives and brass knuckles. Blake became a star attraction at cafes and clubs and a perennial winner in national piano playing contests. For a while he teamed up with Preston Jackson and his group. ”

ALEX GREENFIELD

Date of Birth

12 January 1973, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Mini Biography

Alex Greenfield is an American film and television writer and producer. The son of UFOlogist and occult researcher T Allen Greenfield, Alex accompanied his father on an investigation of the Great UFO Wave of 1973 before he was a year old. He quickly developed an interest in the paranormal and throughout his childhood was an active participant in field studies of everything from the haunting of Christ Church on St. Simon’s Island to the poltergeist activity of Atlanta’s Brookwood Hotel.

After three semesters, Alex dropped out of high school as soon as he was legally able. He spent four years playing in rock bands and working in bars on a fake ID. In 1993, Alex was accepted to Vermont’s Marlboro College. He majored in history and media studies and graduated with highest honors in 1997, paying his way through school by working at a psychiatric hospital.

Alex moved to Los Angeles and did a variety of Hollywood jobs. He was a script reader, extra, assistant, on-air promotions writer and literary manager. He continued to write screenplays and was hired for his first feature writing assignment in 2004. Alex completed two more low-budget movies before he was hired by World Wrestling Entertainment and quickly promoted to become the head writer of “WWF SmackDown!” (1999).

In 2006 Alex’s supernatural thriller, “Childish Things” (based on a story co-written with Mike Eitelman) won the Screamfest Horror Film Festival prize for Best Screenplay. He has gone on to write a number of television movies and mini-series in addition to acting as a writer/producer for a variety of projects in everything from the fashion industry to business news.

Filmography

Writer:

  1. The Wilderness Family (2009) (TV) (writer)
    … aka “Vickery’s Wild Ride” – USA (alternative title)
  2. “Meteor” (2 episodes, 2009)
    Episode #1.2 (2009) TV episode (written by)
    Episode #1.1 (2009) TV episode (written by)
  3. Street Warrior (2008) (TV) (written by)
  4. “WWF SmackDown!” (36 episodes, 2005-2007)
    … aka “Friday Night Smackdown!” – USA (new title)
    … aka “Smackdown!” – USA (new title)
    … aka “Smackdown! Xtreme” – USA
    … aka “WWE Smackdown!” – USA (new title)
    … aka “World Wrestling Federation Smackdown!” – USA
    Episode #9.1 (2007) TV episode (head writer)
    Episode #8.19 (2007) TV episode (head writer)
    Episode #8.15 (2006) TV episode (head writer)
    Episode #8.14 (2006) TV episode (head writer)
    Episode #8.6 (2006) TV episode (head writer)
    (31 more)
  5. WWE New Year’s Revolution (2007) (TV) (writer)
    … aka “NY Revolution” – USA (promotional title)
  6. Survivor Series (2006) (TV) (writer)
  7. “WWF Raw Is War” (43 episodes, 2005-2006)
    … aka “Raw Is War” – USA (short title)
    … aka “WWE Monday Night RAW” – USA (new title)
    … aka “WWE Raw” – USA (new title)
    … aka “WWF Raw” – USA (new title)
    Episode dated 16 October 2006 (2006) TV episode (writer)
    Episode dated 14 August 2006 (2006) TV episode (writer)
    Episode dated 7 August 2006 (2006) TV episode (writer)
    Episode dated 31 July 2006 (2006) TV episode (writer)
    Episode dated 24 July 2006 (2006) TV episode (writer)
    (38 more)
  8. “Extreme Championship Wrestling” (15 episodes, 2006)
    … aka “ECW on Sci-Fi” – USA (alternative title)
    … aka “ECW on Syfy” – USA (new title)
    … aka “EcW” – USA (promotional abbreviation)
    Episode dated 3 October 2006 (2006) TV episode (writer)
    Episode dated 26 September 2006 (2006) TV episode (writer)
    Episode dated 19 September 2006 (2006) TV episode (writer)
    Episode #1.12 (2006) TV episode (writer)
    Episode #1.11 (2006) TV episode (writer)
    (10 more)
  9. Summerslam (2006) (TV) (writer)
  10. WWE Great American Bash (2006) (TV) (writer)
  11. WWE Judgment Day (2006) (TV) (writer)
  12. WrestleMania 22 (2006) (TV) (writer)
  13. “WWE Saturday Night’s Main Event” (2006) TV series (unknown episodes)
  14. WWE No Way Out (2006) (TV) (writer)
  15. WWE Royal Rumble (2006) (TV) (writer)
  16. WWE Armageddon (2005) (TV) (writer)
  17. Survivor Series (2005) (TV) (writer)
    … aka “WWE Survivor Series” – USA (promotional title)
  18. WWE Taboo Tuesday (2005) (TV) (writer)
  19. WWE No Mercy (2005) (TV) (writer)
  20. WWE Homecoming (2005) (TV) (writer)
  21. WWE Unforgiven (2005) (TV) (writer)
  22. Summerslam (2005) (TV) (writer)
    … aka “WWE Summerslam” – USA (promotional title)
  23. WWE Great American Bash (2005) (TV) (writer)


A list of Alex Greenfield’s award-winning works.

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(Horror, Action and Adventure) A U.S. Special Operations unit in hostile territory face an incomprehensible horror when track their quarry to an ancient templ…

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(Thriller and Suspense, Horror) An architect shattered by the tragedy that took his wife and son is hired to remodel a mysterious house that straddles the line…

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Alex Greenfield lives with his wife Penny Larson in Vermont. He is represented by manager, Dannie Festa.IMDb Mini Biography By: Pollination Pictures

Spouse
Penny Larson (17 September 2005 – present)
Trivia

Alex Greenfield and wife, Penny Larson met in college and dated for twelve years before getting married.

ALLEN GREENFIELD

Bibliography

Books

  • Silver Bridge, by Gray Barker, introduction by Allen Greenfield. Saucerian Books, 1970. Library of Congress Catalogue Number 70-119512.
  • Saucers and Saucerers. PANP Press, 1975.
  • Secret Cipher of the UFOnauts. Illuminet Press, 1994; Revised Edition Manutius Press, 2005. ISBN 1-4116-6759-X
  • The Story of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light. Looking Glass Press, 1997. ISBN 9188708039
  • The Compleat Rite of Memphis. Luxor Press, 1998. ISBN 1891948016
  • Liber Thirty-One (The Authorized Edition by C.S. Jones (Frater Achad); edited and annotated by T Allen Greenfield. Luxor Press, 1998. ISBN 1891948008
  • The Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult. Edited by Richard Metzger; Allen Greenfield, contributor. Disinformation Books, 2003. ISBN 097139427X
  • Secret Rituals of the Men in Black. Manutius Press, 2005. ISBN 1-4116-6764-6
  • The Roots of Modern Magick: Glimpses of the Authentic Tradition from 1700-2000, An Anthology. Revised edition, Manutius Press, 2006. ISBN 978-1-4116-8978-7

Articles

Other notable contributors to our research include Alfred Greenfeld, son of David “Dewey” Greenfield, John McWilliam Smith Jr., Grand Master of the Grand Lodge, AF&AM of Maryland, and the State of Maryland via various public and private records departments. Sheila Lee Greenfield, be it noted with gratitude, has done much of our family geneological research work. This is an ongoing project.