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Duke Ellington and Cootie Williams Photographed Here

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Duke Ellington and Cootie Williams Photographed Here

Duke Ellington and Cootie Williams were photographed on this site performing together on 1/1/39 by famed African American photographer John W. Mosley. At the time the theater here was called the Nixon's Grand Theater. It was demolished. See https://woodmereartmuseum.org/experience/exhibitions/ john-mosley-photographs/duke-ellington -and-cootie-williams-at-nixon-s- grand-theater-broad-street-and- montgomery-avenue-philadelphia and https://dp.la/item/ c6eb075924bd5f2e601c3008102fa0e (sorry, I broke up the URL to fit it in the space). See also, http://www.wrti.com/wrtifriend/cbus.html.

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Location: Liacouras Center - Temple University , 1776 North Broad St. , Formerly Apollo of Temple, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19121, United States
Listing Category: African American History, Entertainment, History, Jazz, Music, No Longer There, Nostalgia, Photographed / Painted, Locations, Schools, Universities, Theaters
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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