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Old 11-21-2006, 02:39 AM
Ann Blum Ann Blum is offline
Join Date: Nov 2006
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This is Annie Blum. The picture of the Admiral's ballroom brought back good memories. It was called the blue salon because the glass in the windows and in the doors was tinted light blue. The original ceiling was painted to resemble the midnight sky. That was before my time. Hal Havird and Johnny Polzin had played for years on the Admiral. When I came on the scene in 1962 Hal was playing in the daytime and Johnny was at night. Hal died suddenly and I think it was in 1963. His band did finish the year. Then Johnny Polzin changed to days and Dick Renna was at night. Bob Kuban appeared about 1976. He played at night and Dick Renna took the day. There were also rock bands on the fourth deck at night. I am typing from my memory. If anyone is interested, I can pull out my notes and be more specific. I believe that everyone knows that the Streckfus family understood about providing good music that people would likie. Bands played for all trips on most of their boats, going way back.
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