College dance cards

College dance cards

Alex Mendham
Alex Mendham

September 6th, 2015, 2:03 pm #1

Hi everyone,

I would like to share a recent acquisition that may be of interest to Bix fans.

Here are some photos of several dance cards from proms of the mid 1920s. Mostly Indiana University.

The first is a date played by Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra that featured Bix Beiderbecke.

The others are Charmichael's Collegians and Hitch's Happy Harmonists.

Many thanks

Alex













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September 6th, 2015, 4:22 pm #2

Indeed, Trumbauer's orchestra played at the Indiana University Junior Prom on April 16, 1926.

I had a little something in the forum about the prom.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/27140/message/1031514673

Unfortunately, the link therein is dead. But I was able to retrieve it.

http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/metsnav ... ize=screen

One of the fascinating items on the cover page of the program is the reference to "Frank Trumbauer's Broadcasting Orchestra of St. Louis Missouri." I don't remember having seen any information about the Trumbauer orchestra in 1925-26 in St. Louis doing any broadcasts. Another subject for research.

Alex, what is in the inside pages of the program? Thanks for posting this in the Bixography Forum.

Albert
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