Polish tea room

Survivor Needs To Eat: Harry Edelstein of the Polish Tea Room

07/17/2009
Special to the Jewish Week

Harry Edelstein and Broadway publicist Max Eisen at the Polish Tea Room in 1999. Photo by Tim BoxerAll kinds of showbiz deals were pieced together in the Café Edison, a Broadway hangout in the Edison Hotel on W.47th St. popularly known as the Polish Tea Room

Until he died on July 13 at age 91, Harry Edelstein presided over such customers as Jackie Mason, Fyvush Finkel, producers Barry and Fran Weissler and, of course, Neil Simon, whose play, “45 Seconds From Broadway,” was based on characters at the restaurant.
 
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