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THE SHOW-DOWN   Page 3

ABOUT PHILADELPHIA

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THE PERFORMERS FRIEND AND TAILOR
[[image: photo of Eddie Kessler]]
EDDIE KESSLER
2065 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, Pa.
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When in Phillie, Stop At
Catherine's Restaurant
1340 SOUTH ST., PHILADELPHIA, PA.
Home Cooked Foods Our Specialty
At Moderate Prices
Performers Trade Solicited
C. JONES, Prop.
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PENnypacker 6230
LEONARD-DEMPSEY STAGE DOOR
Performers Kitchen
DOUGLAS HOTEL
1409 LOMBARD STREET
Strictly Fresh Home Cooked Meals
PHILADELPHIA, PA.
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PENnypacker 9935 Edna Collins, Prop.
Dine at COLLINS'
Select Menu  -  Quick Service
509 S. Broad   Also 1902 South St.
Philadelphia, Pa.
SPECIAL SERVICE IN OUR MEZZANINE GARDENS
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2 Blocks from Nixon-Grand  FRE 9967
MARVINE CAFE
Marvine and Montgomery Ave.
Performers' Rendezvous
All Kinds of Mixed Drinks Served
Yollin, Mgr.  Philadelphia, Pa.
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One-Half Block from Nixon-Grand
Ben's Tailorings
CLEANERS AND DYERS
1308 W. MONTGOMERY AVENUE
Quick Service - Pressing - Altering
PHILADELPHIA, PA.
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[[box]] "PHILLIE AFTER SUNDOWN" 
By GEORGE THOMPSON 
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The theatre season opening in Phillie brought more work for the Sepia performer, The Nixon-Grand, a new theatre for the Sepia up-town opened with our own Ethel Waters and her revue. The theatre had a complete sell out during her engagement. Downtown is the Lincoln Theatre, a spot that is known by performers all over the country. This theatre opened its season with Bill (Bojangles) Robinson and our Olympic Star Jesse Owens. Jesse had police escort to truck him into the theatre.

These two Sepia houses, are wished the best of success from this writer. Too it is hoped that the public will cooperate in order that our performers may be given a chance to dispose of their wares.

Pigmeat Markham, Jimmie Baskette and John Mason were over here with their Harlem gags. Those boys really get the grins.

Most of the Nite Spots about town are preparing to open for the winter season. Many of them will use our talent. Will spring the new faces as soon as they arrive.

Louis Armstrong' latest appearance at the Lincoln was terrific. Noble Sissle held the spot at the Nixon-Grand. It was great hearing Noble again.

While playing a recent Nixon-Grand engagement the lovely Ethel Waters endowed a talented youngster to the Baby De Leon Dancing School.

This is Phillie's initial appearance in "The Show-Down" magazine. Your criticism will be greatly appreciated. Remember this is your only Sepia Theatrical Publication. Your support is solicited.

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St. Louis' Spotlight
By Smilin' Dave
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'ROUNDTOWN: The Golden Lily featured Club Plantation's floor show for one week last month under the supervision of S. H. Dudley, ace producer in the Sepia show world . . . Dewey Jackson's aggregation set the show . . . The Four Roses was closed for two weeks during the month of September for alterations. This club is noted for its entertaining of stars from radio, stage and screen when they stop in the smoketown . . . The Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club is still the cream of clubs. This nite spot is the most exclusive in the middle west with Roosevelt Thomas' novelty swinging five a feature . . . The Delmar Cafe is still a cock-tail center . . . The Gateway is just another place where old friends meet . . . Spencer's Cozy Inn is the real thing, a place for the fun makers . . . The scene changes when you are away from Howard's Place . . . Kitty's Place on the east side reigns supreme for sales and service . . . Club Plantation has signed up the Jeter-Pillar Band for another season with Gus Wilson, the brother of Ted Wilson, a member of Benny Goodman's rhythm section, their personal arranger. 

Joe DeShon's Swinging Band has just closed a six month's engagement at the Castle Ballroom, finest in the middle west, where his superb renditions and unique style of rhythm has won for him such fame among local dance lovers.


Knock, Knock. Who's there? Eddie who? Eddie Randle and his Blue Devils back after touring the East. October is the schedule month for a gala opening of the Harlem Nite Club, Brooklyn, Ill., which has been newly decorated with the newest light effects that lends to the atmosphere of an ultra-modern club. 

NEW FACES SEEN: Eva Taylor, NBC star, visiting relatives, first time in 12 years . . . Noble Sissle and his band featuring beautiful Leana Horne, vocalist, at Sauter's Amusement Park . . . Monotte Moore, singer, at the Club Plantation.

HERE AND THERE: Yours Truly was the guest of Earl J. Morris,

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