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.
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.
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.