Broadway Broadcastings: Walter Gallagher Back

Another undated, unidentified article.  This one is probably from around 1928. 

BROADWAY BROADCASTINGS

by Alex Sullivan

WALTER GALLAGHER BACK

Everyone is glad to see Walter Gallagher, handsome son of the famous Billy, back on the job as manager of the Monte Carlo.  Walter, who was a great athlete in his day, had been on a sic-months’ trip around the country.

“There’s only one Broadway — and one New York,” says Walter.

“I’ve been in Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, St. Louis, Frisco, Los Angeles, Hollywood, and many other high spots in the country — and just as Americans say about the United States as a whole when they return from tours abroad I say about trips throughout our country — away from New York.  The fellow who wrote the song, ‘When you leave New York, you’re only camping out,’ sure hit the nail on the head.”

-1928 Broadway Broadcastings - after Walter's 6 month tripOTHER NAMES IN THE ARTICLE:

Dan McKetrick
Gene Sennett
Charlie Henderson
Kearns
Dempsey
Milton Wallace
John L. Sullivan
Andrew Mack
Jim Corbett

Meet Walter Gallagher

Walter W. Gallagher is the eldest son of William J. “Little Billy” Gallagher.  He followed in his father’s footsteps in the entertainment industry, acting as manager for several of his father’s establishments, and even running a few of his own.

 

Walter Gallagher business card

This is his business card when he was Manager at Billy Gallagher’s Broadway Gardens Restaurant:

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbo Gardens Card (Atlantic City) - Walter Gallagher Manager

Here is another when he was Manager at Rainbo Gardens in Atlantic City:

 

 

 

 

 

And he was running the Monte Carlo “barely out of his teens” – and the media was predicting a bright future for him!

Wally Gallagher runs Monte Carlo - no date Wally Gallagher, son of the popular Billy Gallagher, is putting over the handsome Monte Carlo all by himself.  Although scarcely out of his teens he already knows all the tricks of the trade and he seldom, if ever, has anything put over on him.  There’s no prettier restaurant in town than the “Monte,” formerly the Club Maurice, and Wally conducts it in a high class manner.  He sure is a “chip of the old block,” it being a case of like father like son, and if Wally keeps on as he is going some day he may be as popular as his dad – if such a thing is possible – as up to date no one yet has been able to endanger Billy Gallagher’s reign as the king of restaurateurs.

In June 1929, Walter applied for and was appointed as a patrolman in the Ridgefield (NJ) Police Department, where he would become popular in a whole different way.

 

Stay tuned!