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NOVEMBER 23, 1946
The Hartford Chronicle
Page Thirteen
V
MELODY LANE
By Roland C. Irving
Hi, Everybody ! Just got the
GO sign, and as we leave Main
St. heading down the ole
"LANE" I find it rather crowd
ed with well-known local cele
brities, both White and Colored,
attending two mixed affairs the
same night. First I find myself
as guest of Jimmy (Esquire)
Perkins, on the way to a jam
boree in the form of a profes
sional boxing swing session at
the' Hartford Auditorium. On
the wajr in, 'Perk' stopped to
take a chance on a brand new
1947 Buick coming off in the
near future. Just before the
main bout, they have an inter
mission at which time every
body gets a little leg exercise.
Those spotted enjoying the af
fair were: Mr. and Mrs. Otto
of the popular Otto's Restau
rant; Doty Krivitz, booker of
professional entertainment; C.
'cusv o,P "ev.,eSls.Bt
Adams, Mgr. of a local boxer
who appeared on the card ; Geo.
Swan; T.N.T. Holloway and Al
Washington, ex-Navy sports
man. Now leaving the south
end of the "LANE", we travel
north to peep in on a musical
jam session in progress at the
well-known Turf Club. Brother
was it HOT, and I don't mean
the weather. On entering, we
are greeted by Matt Strong
(Maitre D 'Hotel). WOW ! What
a Guy. Matt held down those
swell affairs at Lake Compounce
during the summer. O.K. Reach
ing the second floor we find a
mixed group of music boys
knockin' themselves dizzy with
torrid rhythms. Included in
the team work as well as solos
were: Alto Sax, Buddy James;
Tenor Sax, Eddie Davis, Paul
Cloud, and Merrill Krane;
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Enjoy A Pleasant Evening
HARVEST MOON DANCES
Subway
Banquet Hall
Every Friday Evening
Music by Line Davis' Orchestra
Trumpets, Red Serrentino, C.
Beasley and Clyde Board ; Bass,
Cliff Gunn, and Jimmy Goff;
Guitars, Lenzy Wallace, Jerry
Perrone, Johnny Speneti, and
Joe Mace. Joe plays each A.M.
on the Market Basket program
from 7-9, over WDRC and last
but not least, Gene Nelson on
the Piano.. WAIT, I almost
forgot the time-keepers, those
flashy drummers, Walter Bold
en and Smitty. THERE, that's
more like it. Now, looking
around we see the smilin' faces
of, Seldon Vick and Dick More
head, both local pianists; Doris
Cloud, a singer with plenty of
'Umph'; Eddie Proffit, Jive
Drummer; the goregeous Elea
nor Brown and Christine Black ;
Curtis Valentine and our own
Johnny Stewart, from the .office.
A very swell evening, and now,
late notes before retiring!
Dick Taylor and his Boys,
after takin'-off at Otto's, have
made s safe landing out on
Park St. at the Royal Diner.
We do get, around eh?
Gene Nelson and his Trio
played a swell date at the Bond
Hotel, Friday night, Nov. 22nd.
Gene you're doing a swell job,
keep going !
Arnold Canty, Guitarist and
leader of the outfit at the Cy
press Arms, has made a change.
Assisting him are: Ernie Long,
Piano, formerly on big time;
Artie Slade, (white) playing a
lot of Alto Sax and Clarinet.
That new musical show I
have been telling you folks
about called The Beggars Opera
with the entire musical score by
Duke Ellington, has changed
the name to "TWILIGHT AL
LEY", with a mixed cast in
cluding such top stars as : Libby
Holman, Alfred Drake, Avon
Long, formerly featured with
Katherine Dunham, Jet Mac-
Donald, Mildred Smith and
Zero Mostel. This production
opens at Bushnell Memorial for
five days, starting Tuesday,
Nov. 26th with a matinee Wed.
and Sat. Don't miss it.
Henry McDaugall, a tall,
(Cont. on Page 15)
BELLEVUE DRUG STORE
E. D. Weinstein, Reg. Pharmacist
Cor. Bellevue & Suffield Sts.
Hartford, Conn.
WE FILL PRESCRIPTIONS
"CHRONICLE TEAM
CAPTURES LENA"
by Roland C. Irving
(Picture on Front Page)
When I got in touch with my
Pal, Arthur J. Warmsley, pho
tographer for our weekly
'NEWS' the CHRONICLE, Ave
decided to pay a visit to Miss
Lena Home stopping all shows
at the popular State Theatre,
here in Hartford. Dashing thru
the. stage door, we met Phil
Moore, who plays piano, and
directs the orchestra while Miss
Home sings. Phil is the com
poser of that popular song and
record hit, "SHOO, SHOO BA
BY' '. A swell guy to meet and
and to know. He arranged for
us to meet Miss Home. After
waiting twenty minutes for
Miss Home to finish her turn
on the stage, she appeared at
the entrance to her dressing
room. She was all smiles and
only too glad to pose for a
picture for YOUR weekly, and
after looking it over, spoke
very, highly of the 'edition,
seconded by her accompanist,
Phil Moore. Miss Home's next
picture will be, "TILL THE
CLOUDS ROLL BYE", to be re
leased in December. She is also
recording an album of records
for the Black & White Record
Co. called "Little Girl Blue",
featuring one of the late "Fats"
Expert Shoe Repair Shop
286 BELLEVUE ST.
Hartford, Conn.
Pete Harris, Prop.
Johnson's Funeral Home
Sidney M. & Mary A. Johnson
2016 Main Street
HARTFORD, CONN.
Tel. 7-1285
HENRY'S VARIETY STORE
Groceries, Soft Drinks, Candies
School Supplies, Air Aids
Cosmetics, Cigars, Cigarettes
Comics, Newspapers, Magazines
Henry Reece, Proprietor
273 Windsor Street
Hartford, Conn.
ST Money io Loan
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Waller songs, "SQUEEZE ME"
They both looked over a copy.
of my song, "I'M HALF-PAST
CRAZY NOW", for considera
tion. Then they both looked at
me and smiled. Wondered what
they though? Miss Home was
very charming in a blood red
gown, draped over a very lovely
and mighty fine "BROWN
FRAME". On getting his sight
for the shot, my Pal, Art, blew
out three bulbs before he hit
the mark, and Brother what a
shot! We both thanke'd Miss
Home and Phil Moore for their
congenialness during our visit,
and made our departure.
Thanks to Lena, Phil, my Pal
Art and watch the "Chronicle".
MODERN SHOE
REPAIR SERVICE
Reasonable Prices
ROBERT GOINS, Prop.
320 Windsor Street
Hartford, Conn.
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Eddie and Samuel Williams, Proprietors. S
DALY Theatre
1255 MAIN STREET
Friday & Saturday
OVERLAND RIDERS
with
Buster Crabbe
3 IS A FAMILY
with
Charles Ruggles
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday
Sidney Toler as "Charlie Chan"
in DARK ALIBI with
Mantan Moreland Ben Carter
MOON OVER MONTANA
with
Jimmy Wakely
Wednesday & Thursday
BORDER BANDITS
With
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With
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Chicken
Fish

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