THE SPEAKEASY KING

TONY'S SPEAKEASY NYC Est. 1920

Errol Tony Soma is the writer of the book project, THE SPEAKEASY KING; biography of his grandfather, Tony Soma; owner of Tony's, the most popular speakeasy in New York City during the Roaring Twenties.

Exhibitionists all, when they found themselves locked safely within the gates of the speakeasy, safe from the general public stare...   -Tony Soma                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                 

 

Errol Tony Soma grew up in Miller Place, Long Island, New York. He was named after one of his grandfather's patrons, actor Errol Flynn and his grandfather. His childhood home was a 1740 Colonial sitting on a 42 acre estate; originally purchased by Tony's first wife Angelica in 1924, primarily used as a summer retreat for Tony and Angelica. The land extended to a bluff overlooking Long Island Sound, where Tony built his summer home in the 1950's. Errol made many trips to New York City while growing up to visit his grandfathers restaurant, Tony's and Tony's Wife in Manhattan. He had the best of both worlds, the rural life and the city life. Tony died when Errol was eight-years old in 1979. In the short time he knew his grandfather, he was and still is one of the major influences in his life. Errol moved from New York to Los Angeles in 1995, now living in Beverly Hills. He is an aspiring writer, and life long yoga enthusiast. 

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