“Jimmy” Late of Ciro’s London

Just now cataloguing a lovely copy of Cocktails, by “Jimmy” late of Ciro’s London. It’s missing the attractive, blue dust jacket, but the jacket is scarce. I’ve only ever sold one copy with a jacket. “Jimmy” remains a bit of a mystery. Some have conjectured that he may have been Jimmy Charters, who worked in Deauville and Monte Carlo, but I’ve found nothing beyond that.

While Googling around for more info on Ciro’s , I found this short little video of Ciro’s London in 1932. Interestingly, there is champagne, wine, and even tea in the film, but nary a cocktail. And sadly no shot of the bar where perhaps we may have glanced Jimmy, mixing a Pegu Club (his book appears to have been just the second appearance of this classic).

 

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