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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St Martin +

11 Nov 2008 / 0 Comments / in Journeys

St Martin was a Roman soldier who converted to Christianity and became a travelling preacher. He ended up as an unwilling Bishop of Tours.

His festival on the 11th November replaced a pagan feast day for Bacchus. It is the last feast day before Christmas and so is a sort of carnival for some countries, especially German speaking ones.

That explains the fancy dress in Cologne.

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