You have navigated your way to Craig's
additive-primary color tribute to the great musical performers from the
Big Band Era and the Big Names that sprung out of it. Original reviews
from the 40's and 50's on Sinatra, Goodman, Eddie Fisher, Tony Bennet,
the Andrews Sisters, Peggy Lee and many more are seen here for the first
time since they were published half a century ago.
The bulk of my reviews and pictures were acquired from the collection
of Mr. Robert Dana, former entertainment columnist for the now defunct
"New York World Telegram & Sun". He also hosted a radio show and short-lived
television show pleasantly scrutinizing ( as was the custom of that time)
the performances of the established and up-and-coming stars of the 40's
and 50's. He lived to the ripe old age of 89 when in 1996, his body gave
out but his mind was active till his last days. So active in fact that
when he was admitted to the hospital for the the last time, he insisted
on being released so he could author a new book on "eateries" in the New
York area. However, it probably would have sold poorly since it was intended
to be the sequel to his first book "Where To Eat In New York", 40 years
its predecessor. It's not likely many of his favorite Hot Spots are still
around. You'll notice a pattern with nearly all the artists featured ...
they all performed in New York City.
Any questions or comments, E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org