Radio WMCA New York 1947
Gottlieb, William P., 1917-, photographer. [Portrait of Tommy Dorsey, Beryl Davis, Georgie Auld, Ray McKinley, Johnny Desmond, Vic Damone, Mel Tormé, Mary Lou Williams, and Josh White, WMCA, New York, N.Y., ca. Oct. 1947] 1 negative : b&w ; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. Caption from Down Beat: Tommy Dorsey (top right) interviews the English pigeon, Beryl Davis, for his first disc jockey stint, with such names as Georgie Auld, Ray McKinley, Mary Lou Williams, Josh White and others visible in the background.
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Connections #4

17 Nov 2008 / 0 Comments / in Journeys

This cıty is so layered wıth history it seems almost too much to digest.

Sitting with the owner in the reception of an Istanbul hotel surrounded by traditional kelims and with our laptops on our knees, I ask him the password for the wireless connection.  He leans over and types it in, saying it and spelling it out.  He is tall with dark hair and a nose that begins to hook.

‘Would you like some tea?’ he asks.

Raisıng his hand and with a glance he tells the boy to bring it.

Later, at the Hagia Sophia, built as a Christian church for a Roman-Byzantine Emperor and then turned into a mosque, I read that it became a museum at the request of the father of modern Turkey, Ataturk.

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