When Legends Gather #761


Tommy Dorsey, Milton Berle, Edythe Wright and Jack Leonard (New York World's Fair Band Shell on Fountain Lake, 1940).

4 comments:

Sock MonKey 1 said...

Uncle Miltie demonstrating that maybe those rumors were true.

mister muleboy said...

Oh, I'm pretty sure those werent rumours.


Just pull out enough to win. . . .

mister muleboy said...

And I know that this photo seems to have, at best, some bad look-alike for Hoagy Carmichael. Probably actually just an aspiring ham. Except I'm pretty sure that's really the man. My contemporaneous source credits it as Carmichael, and in some other photos from the same event, a man who looks like most other photos of Hoagy appears in the same suit with the same credit.

But I questioned it myself, went back to confirm, went online to confirm, and felt comfortable, if not cocksure, in my post. So there remains a statistically significant possibility that I am JFR.



*JFR -- Just Fucking Wrong.

Tom Sutpen said...

Well, I changed it to Jack leonard, even though I generally ignore nit-picky corrections (at least 75% of the time they're wrong incidentally), this time it was righteous because Jack Leonard absolutely was the lead singer in the Dorsey Orchestra at that time; and 1940 was the year before Frank Sinatra took over those duties. It makes more sense for him to be in that photo than Hoagy Carmichael.

's'all I'm sayin'.