Cab Calloway

Cabell “Cab” Calloway III was born in Rochester on Christmas day in 1907. His family moved to Baltimore, MD about 1918. Cab’s mother was a teacher and his father was a lawyer and in real estate> The family wanted Cab to follow in his father’s footsteps. He enrolled in Crane College but left school to …

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Old News – Christmas Program

The City of Rochester presented a Christmas evening program in 1914 with lots of music. THE POST EXPRESS Wednesday, December 23, 1914 PEOPLE’S CHRISTMAS TREE PROGRAMME All Arrangements Are Completed for the Music at Exposition Park on Friday Evening. Everything is in readiness for Rochester “People’s Christmas Tree” at Exposition park. Bernard H. Haggarty, secretary …

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Early Kodak Color Movie Test

Here is a test movie from 1922 of an early Kodak color film. It was filmed at Paragon Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey. In the movie are movie actresses Mae Murray and Hope Hampton, who is in her costume from the movie “The Light in the Dark” (1922). Also in the movie is Broadway …

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