May 9, 1935
Cliffside, Wednesday — Dave Burnside and his Hotel Charlotte orchestra plays a dance tomorrow, Thursday, from 10 in the evening until 2 a.m. The scene is Forest City’s Club House. Of course many of you are already familiar with the dance floor and Club’s conveniences. Prediction: It will be best dance Forest City has had since you can remember.
Friday evening in Forest City is another one to remember. At the high school building in recital will be Emery B. Randolph, tenor, formerly of New York, and Forest City’s own Miss Katherine Goggans, piano accompanied. If you are not there – well it’s it own fault.
They say that Americana (who coined that?) goes for more books, more pastimes and more entertaining these days of struggling from a world depression. So, as they say it, so is it. However, Goering and Hitler are having their parties their way right now — that may mean that we will have to forget the books and pastimes too soon. Another straggling thought; Goering might displace Hitler soon, too.
Vanity Fair, edited by Frank Croninshield, is one of the smartest of the smarter magazines, it occurs. It has lately become favored to us and we intend to string along. A surprisingly youthful photo of Thomas Wolfe is carried in its May issue. Of interest to many will be the George Dangerfield review of Wolfe’s best-seller, “Of Time and the River” . . The Writers’ meeting here last Friday evening had the discussion of this book as a high spot to its program. I am sure my fellows of the Writers’ appreciate the work of its program committee, and to them here are some roses: Frances Harris Collins, Frances Logan and Logna Logan.
To the trio at the Writers’ Club: I’m all for your singing. And that was Lombardo’s No.1 last week- “When I Grow Too Old to Dream.” (It is everyone’s theme song this week.)
One of the smartest and most-talked of: Rockefeller Center Roof’s “Rainbow room.”
Best liked of any radio dance hour (my mention of Lombardo is to keep peace) is Al Cavillon’s music from The Meadowbrook on the Pompton Turnpike at Cedar Grove, New Jersey, a CBS feature. Do you not especially like his playing of tango and rhumba – the ending is distinctively different, something like Wayne King’s “Whispering” and the “cut” to his waltz favorite, “The Waltz You Saved For Me.”
Emil Valazco has for sometime presented an unusual band arrangement, the only one, in fact, I know of using the organ with a dance orchestra.
If you’ll pardon me:
The ladies will readily admit a genuine dislike for Mae West, who incidentally, is holding her own with the public. But here it is – I learn authoritatively that ladies shops are increasing their sales on items that might be termed, “builder-uppers.”