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Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra  in '' You Were Never Lovelier''  1942

Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra in '' You Were Never Lovelier'' 1942

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Xavier Cugat and his orchestra perform at Oakland's Sweets Ballroom. September (Check out the back of the hairdos.

On January 7th, 1940, Woody Herman plays at the Famous Door on 52nd St. in New York City.  Herman was a famous big band leader that played the clarinet, saxophone and also sang.  His band was usually referred to as "The Herd".  The Famous Door was located at 66 W. 52nd Street on the south side between 5th and 6th Avenue not far from Radio City Music Hall or MOMA today.  That block was known for having some of the great jazz clubs of that era.

An NBC band remote of Woody Herman at The Famous Street, NYC, on .

Rita Hayworth admiring Grand Cross of Merit worn by Xavier Cugat. The decoration was conferred on Cugat by the Cuban government for popularizing Latin American music in the United States. Miss Hayworth co-stars with Fred Astaire, and Xavier Cugat and his orchestra are featured, in Columbia's new musical film "You Were Never Lovelier."

Rita Hayworth admiring Grand Cross of Merit worn by Xavier Cugat. The decoration was conferred on Cugat by the Cuban government for popularizing Latin American music in the United States. Miss Hayworth co-stars with Fred Astaire, and Xavier Cugat and his orchestra are featured, in Columbia's new musical film "You Were Never Lovelier."

Russ Morgan was a big band orchestra leader and musical arranger in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. He was one of the composers of "You're Nobody til Somebody Loves You" along with Larry Stock and James Cavanaugh.

Russ Morgan was a big band orchestra leader and musical arranger in the United States during the and He was one of the composers of "You're Nobody til Somebody Loves You" along with Larry Stock and James Cavanaugh.

1954: Singer/actress Abbe Lane in front of Ciro's nightclub, Hollywood, where she was appearing with then-husband Xavier Cugat.

Singer/actress Abbe Lane in front of Ciro's nightclub, Hollywood, where she was appearing with then-husband Xavier Cugat.

Duke Ellington Orchestra "Take The A Train" 1943

"Vocals, and lack of color." [Prelude: In looking at their own life experiences of dealing with prejudice of the majority White community, is there much upset in the adoption of a Black child by a White couple.

Astaire Time in 1960 (1 of 6) Fred Astaire's 3rd TV Special. Guests in this one are Barrie Chase dancing with Fred. David Rose & His Orchestra plays for them.

Astaire Time in 1960 of Fred Astaire's TV Special. Guests in this one are Barrie Chase dancing with Fred. David Rose & His Orchestra plays for them.

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