Here's singer Anita O'Day with the Gene Krupa Orchestra at New York's Capitol Theater, circa 1945. The trombonist is Leon Cox.
This snapshot comes from Betty's fabulous collection of photos, sent along by her friend Chris. Betty has pinpointed the year based on the note on the back of the photo. The movie showing, she wrote, was Her Highness and The Bellboy, which was out that year.
Betty has donated all of her prints, including this one, to Rutgers University's Institute of Jazz Studies. But since she and Chris also are big JazzWax readers, they wanted you to see them, too.
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JazzWax clip: Here's Anita O'Day with Gene Krupa at the Hotel Astor in New York's Times Square on August 15, 1945, a day after V-J Day, singing I'd Do It All Over Again...