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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First class

17 Nov 2008 / 0 Comments / in Journeys

It turns out I’m travelling in a first class cabin from Ankara to Adana overnight. The train’s very plastic and modern, a new Pullman model. I sense this train guard won’t be offering me beer and cigarettes nor chucking me under the chin and swapping salary details, like his counterpart Vali on the Bucharest to Istanbul service.

The journey’s the duller for it.

Arriving in Adana at nine, I head for the nearest cafe and ask for tea and where to catch the bus to Antakya, also called Antioch.

Asking for directions, help, where to find an internet connection, bureau de change or the train station has worked so far. It does again and they kindly draw me a map to the Otogar shuttle service stand.

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