Monday, April 23, 2012

Benny Goodman at The Mosque - April 23rd, 1939

73 years ago today Benny Goodman and his Orchestra played the Mosque. Tickets were a whopping 75 cents to $1.50 each. And how nice of Richmond in the Jim Crow era: We made "Accommodations For Colored Patrons." Anyone want to take a guess as to what those were? Top row of the uppermost balcony? Nah, too nice. Maybe that walkway on each side of the top balcony, the one with no seats? Thankfully we've come a long way since 1939.

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Photo courtesy of the University of Richmond's Boatwright Library/Digital Initiatives

1 comment:

  1. I was at that show! I banged Martha Tilton backstage.