In 1926, the Jean Goldkette and Fletcher Henderson orchestras had a battle of the bands/battle of music.
https://www.allaboutjazz.com/media/larg ... 9e85e2.jpg
Twenty two years later, Fletcher was still in battle mode, this time "Battle of Swing." From the Indiana University vs. Iowa football program dated November 12, 1948.
http://fedora.dlib.indiana.edu/fedora/g ... 3078/LARGE
I will tell you about Rita Rio tomorrow.
Some videos in youtube.
With Alan Ladd!!!!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t2hzUVe_Jk