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Danny Brown's Scrapbook

Jewel Box Revue

Not too many JBR clippings in the books; he was perhaps losing
interest in the books, or began another scrap book lost to history.
Also this may from been around the time they opened the Miami
Club and were busy running it and the touring companies.

About half of these were just stuck into the books, as opposed
to being pasted in, limiting conclusions that can be drawn about
their dates, based on surrounding ones.

On the next page I also show clippings I found from the net.

Note the above Pittsburgh ad, which I have been able to "date" at 6/20/50, says
"Direct from the Club Jewel Box Miami." The Miami club was still in business until
the end of 1950. Also, the ad below says "Direct from The Town & Country Club,
New York City." I think this was referring to a prior venue.

   

Above, a very cool photo...of the Tic Toc Club in Milwaukee...wish there had been more of these
The photo was not dated, but I'm thinking judging from the cast it was from 1952 or 1953

  

Above, "Friday, December 19th" could be 1947 or 1952...I'm betting on 1947, as it's not billed as "Jewel Box Revue"

"Monday, June 22nd" could be 1953, or 1959...I would choose 1953 due to Jackie Maye's inclusion

The JBR Programs

Note the mailing addresses changes from two
in Miami, to two in NYC and then to Long Island.

Another comment about "dating" the programs is that I don't think they were intended necessarily
to represent who was in the cast at that time. Rightfully so, they often highlighted photos of their
past star performers. For example, I have had the pleasure of interviewing one of their performers,
Terry Noel, and know that she was in the company only from early 1959 to early 1960 (after which
she moved to the 82 Club). But her photo is found in the last five programs.

She had told me that TC Jones had left the JBR by the time she joined, and TC's photos can be
found in the very last program. So the program with the black cover is no earlier than 1959.
If anyone can help me put dates to some of these programs, I would appreciate it.

And Danny & Doc changed their own photos in the programs as time went on. The first photo
above was used in the first four programs, and in the Club Jewel Box program. The second
appeared in programs #5 and #6 (as I number them) only. The third photo was only in the
black program, #7, and the last photo was in all the remaining ones. I picture one other
program beside their photos, which, if I owned it, would fall in my collection probably
after #5. I would love it if someone could provide me with large scans of the pages (or of
course better yet, a copy of it). And if there are programs not shown above, please let me
know, as I would like this information to be as complete as possible.

Above is info from the Social Security Death Index. They had retired to Hallandale, Florida,
and notice that Doc did not live long after Danny's passing, and that their Social Security
Numbers were only one digit apart…they probably applied for them at the same time.

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