Deep in the heart of Gramercy, NYC right on the southern boarder of Gramercy Park there is a giant mansion that overlooks the private park across the street. Founded in 1888 by the famous actor and brother to presidential assassin, Edward Booth opened the doors to The Players on New Years Even 1888 as a private members club for male purveyors of the arts. He bought the house from Valentine G. Hall, had it renovated by Stanford White (Madison Square Garden, Washing Square Park Arches, Penn Station, etc.), and lived in the upstairs apartment. The history, the artifacts, and the scandals that transpired behind those doors are almost as astonishing as the people who passed through the doors. See and learn more in It's A Secret... Part 1 below, and stay tuned for part 2.
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