Jo + Dave at The Players Club NYC

The Players Club is a sweet, historical venue right on Gramercy Park. It was founded by a 19th-century Shakespearean actor named Edwin Booth...also the younger brother of the guy who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. This place served as a clubhouse for society people and the great "players" of the time. They seem to have "lost" the key to the park over the years-- as tends to happen with valuable New York City property like a key to the secret garden of Manhattan-- but no matter. The sidewalk outside did just fine for these two. Veterans of the show biz industry- Jo and Dave appreciated the walls that were lined with painted portraits of famous actors- even making sure we got a portrait of the two of them under the great Martin Short. After a lighting-fast ceremony, we walked around on the mysteriously quiet sidewalks surrounding the park and, once they were warmed up aka forgot about me, got some great stuff. We did the rest of the portraits on the second floor of the Players Club in their grand library room-- see below for the warmth of shelves and shelves of old books, red leather couches and some charming chandeliers.