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Fort Lee Historical Society Night Holds 'Riviera Nightclub' Fundraiser

Group honors 'F Troop' actor Larry Storch.

Fort Lee Film Commission Chairman Nelson Page, Jake LaMotta, Larry Storch, FLFC Executive Director Tom Meyers and and Fort Lee Historical Society Vice President Lou Azzollini. (Donna Brennan / Fort Lee Film Commission)
Fort Lee Film Commission Chairman Nelson Page, Jake LaMotta, Larry Storch, FLFC Executive Director Tom Meyers and and Fort Lee Historical Society Vice President Lou Azzollini. (Donna Brennan / Fort Lee Film Commission)

The Fort Lee Historical Society’s first fundraiser was held on New Year's Eve, with a theme of a night at Fort Lee's Riviera Nightclub.

The nightclub closed its doors forever on New Year's Eve 1953.  

The Fort Lee Film Commission presented their 2013 Barrymore Award to Larry Storch, a comedian of stage, screen and television who performed at Bill Miller's Riviera Nightclub in the early 1950s. 

Larry's received an Emmy nod for his 1960s portrayal of Corporal Randolph Agarn on the hit ABC television program F Troop.  

Members of the Fort Lee Film Commission and Storch’s best friend, boxing legend Jake LaMotta, presented the lifetime achievement award. 

Funds raised at the dinner would go toward programs at the Fort Lee Museum, as well as acquisition of archival material per Fort Lee History, according to FLFC Chair Tom Meyers. 

Marge Teilhaber January 04, 2014 at 12:24 AM
Very nice! Great picture. Where was it held?
Tom Meyers January 04, 2014 at 02:18 AM
Party room of In Napoli Restaurant on lower Main Street here in Fort Lee to a sellout crowd!
Marge Teilhaber January 04, 2014 at 12:30 PM
How great is that! You people are fantastic. Thanks for all you do, Tom!

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