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Oral history interview with Gordon Anderson, 2009.

Creator: Anderson, Gordon, 1920-
Project: Apollo Theater oral history project
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 293 p.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

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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Copyright held by: The Trustees of Columbia University of the City of New York and the Apollo Theater, 2009. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.

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