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The Ballroom, The Matinee, and the Modernaires

A  feature, “The Milkman’s Modernaires” was published on this site in December, 2012.  Now, with new text, photos and audio added about the group and the “Make Believe Ballroom,”  the time seemed right for a rehearing.

 

Charlie Barnet Orch. with the Modern-Aires

Tommy Dorsey Clambake Seven

Charley Barnet Orch. – Stay Up Stan, The All-Night Record Man

Les Brown, The Modernaires  – Milkman’s Matinee

Glenn Miller, The Modernaires -Make Believe Ballroom Time

 

 

WNEWWII

 

Spike Jones “Der Fuehrer’s Face” (excerpt)

William B. Williams – Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller Day-June 5, 1945 (2nd hour)

VE-Day celebration, Times Square                       photo: nbcnews.com

ECB

 

 

“. . .we interrupt this program . . .

“This Land” — Woodie Guthrie (sample)

“Reuben James” — Woodie Guthrie (sample)

More of “. . .we interrupt this program . . .” in our next report. ECB

At The Start Of Things VI

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WNEW 1130

 

start of things V pt 1 helen forrest

 

start of thing V pt 2 dinah

Dinah Shore, “Skylark,” 1942 (:35)

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start of thing V roy ross merle pitt

 

start of thing V jazz greats big bands revised 2

start of things V-program list revised.pub

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Turning The Tables

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sugar blues to glenn miller

milkman's matinee to stay up stan

matinee TIME LIFE

Credits/Sources. A few among many

LIFE magazine-Milkman’s Matinee

TIME magazine-Milkman’s Matinee

Clyde McCoy-Sugar Blues-Amazon.com

Stay Up Stan The All Night Record Man-Charlie Barnet

Hauptmann Trial

WNEW early days

 

Happy Birthday Jooolie! It’s #84

Happy Birthday, Julius LaRosa.

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Bill Diehl, seen above with Julie in a late 90’s conversation, sent word today(1/2/14) by phone that Julie, on his 84th birthday, is recovering from a fractured ankle. “Otherwise,” says Julie, “I’m in OK health.” Says Bill, “I reminded him that my wife, Lorry, met his wife, Rory, back in the 1950’s when Rory was Perry Como’s secretary, and Lorry was president of the Perry Como fan club in New York.(and Julie was Perry’s summer TV replacement.) Julie recalled that when he told Como that he was engaged to Rory and gave her a ring and they’d soon be married, Julie quoted Perry as saying, ‘you (bleep), now you’ve taken my wonderful secretary.’ Julie and Rory have been married 57 years”

Rosemary Meyer Feeding Wedding Cake to Her Husband

Visit Julie’s Page

LaRosa at piano