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.