"In an age of information overload, when cellphones double as video cameras, it's refreshing to recall the excitement a radio once produced with simple announcements on the order of: "We're coming to you live, from the lovely Aragon Ballroom in beautiful Uptown! It's the danceable tunes of Wayne King — the Waltz King!"You can read the whole article here, and see more vintage photos of the Aragon here.
Then across the stillness of a Chicago evening, the throaty sounds of saxophones and the brassy notes of trombones floated into homes of listeners perhaps too old or too young for a night on the town. From the 1920s to the 1960s, romance ruled the local airwaves and ballrooms."
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Where The Aragon Was A Ballroom
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Perhaps back then all the letters in the sign lit up? I think the second "A" has not lit up for quite some time.ReplyDelete
My Grandparents met at Aragon Ballroom at just such a night of Dancing and revelry. We still have their photos taken that night.ReplyDelete
I like those doors,ReplyDelete