Oral history interview with Gordon Anderson, 2009.
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Background: born 1916 in Baltimore, MD; education: music at Larry London Music School; served Army 1942-46; career: brief experience as songwriter in New York City, photographer at Royal Theatre in Baltimore, photographer at Apollo Theater; reminiscences of interactions with Apollo performers such as Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Sammy Davis, and Louis Armstrong; anecdotes of Apollo's management under Frank, Jack, and Bobby Schiffman.
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