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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25 Nov 2008 / 0 Comments / in Journeys

The Taiwanese tourist (Mrs Lee they call her a the bus station) and I compare notes on Syria as we ride towards Ankara. The landscape becomes noticeably more lush and promising as we head into Turkey with firs and birches covering the hills.

I ask her impressions of Syria and she talks about the young girls who move like ‘ladies’ – so controlled and never coughing or laughing. We agree it is very, very safe. There is little or no street crime and I never once felt threatened or worried – not even late at night at the run down, out of town bus station.

Mrs Lee is in her fifties, a restaurant manager back home, who’s quit her job to travel for twelve months; Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, India and China. She’s only doing Asia she says – and I realise she’s covering the Silk Road from the other perspective.

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