It may no longer require ties, but the New York eatery 21 Club is as nostalgic as ever. The restaurant is planning a Web version of Iron Gate, the yearbook of sorts that was first published in 1936. It contained personal memories of the place from such patrons as Ed Sullivan and tennis great Bill Tilden; it was released again in 1950 with entries from Walt Disney and gossip columnist Louella Parsons. For Iron Gate 2.0, 21 is soliciting submissions from dozens of regulars, among them Whoopi Goldberg, Ricky Gervais, Laura Bush and Peggy Siegal. Jay McInerney and Henry Kissinger have already agreed to contribute, as has Suzy Welch, who will write of her first date there with her now husband, Jack.
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Kors: Mike Coppola/FilmMagic; Goldberg: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images;
Suzy Welch: Ryan Born/WireImage; Hillary Clinton: Eamonn
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