Here's another one of Betty's fabulous snapshots, sent to me by Chris. It's Gene Krupa in 1945 outside New York's Capitol Theatre, which was at 1645 Broadway just north of Times Square. The theater was built by Thomas Lamb and had 4,000 seats. The woman behind Krupa's shoulder appears to be seeking the autograph of a bandmember. Assuming it's summer based on Krupa's light jacket, the signer could be vocalist Buddy Stewart or tenor saxophonist Charlie Ventura or alto saxophonist Johnny Bothwell. I tried to research Helen's Candy Kitchen in the background but came up empty. Dig those overly long and baggy suit-jacket sleeves!
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