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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Invisible borders

11 Nov 2008 / 0 Comments / in Journeys

On the train to Budapest, my phone lights up and switches to the T-mobile Hungary network. No one’s asked for my papers so it’s the only way I know for sure we’ve crossed the border.

A woman sits down opposite. Because her outfit is of shiny, black, synthetic fabric and round metal studs on jeans, boots and bag, I think how typically eastern European she looks.

We pass wind turbines, their blades disappearing into the mist at the highest point of their rotation.

T-mobile beeps through a text message.  It’s the Syrians.  I should be able to pick up my visa in Budapest.

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