The Fort Lee Historical Society held it's first ever fundraiser New Year's Eve 2013-2014 at the In Napoli Restaurant in Fort Lee, NJ.
Thanks to the efforts of the Fort Lee Film Commmision the guests of honor were Larry Storch and Jake LaMotta. The "Raging Bull", Jake LaMotta, hugged his best friend when the FLFC's Chairman Nelson Page and Executive Director Tom Meyers presented Larry Storch with the "Barrymore Award". This annual award is given to celebrate, recognize and show appreciation of a person's body of work in the field of entertainment
Many of the readers will know Mr. Storch from the 1960's hit TV series "F Troop". What may not be known is Mr. Storch's "tie in" to Fort Lee's rich history of the enterainment industry. Mr. Storch, performed at the famed Riviera Nightclub in the early days of his career in Fort Lee.
Tickets for the fundraiser sold out weeks in advance. As one can imagine with this line up there was not an empty seat in the house. People, were waiting outside the restaurant to get a glimpse, or, try to take a photo of this famed duo.
Below, is a video and slide show of the FLHS's first fundraiser gala. The video highlights Larry Storch being presented the Barrymore Award and the slideshow is of those who helped make this such a special night.
The Fort Lee Museum 1588 Palisade Ave. Fort Lee, NJ 07024 Hours Wednesday 7-9pm Saturday-Sunday Noon - 4pm 201-592-3580 Email: Contact The Fort Lee History
Additionally, our permanent exhibit showcases material from the American Revolution, Film History, George Washington Bridge, Fort Lee High School, the Fort Lee Athletic Club, and The Riviera Nightclub.
Please call, or, email us in advance to arrange group tours.