Ad: Andy Kirk with Mary Lou Williams at the Masonic Temple (1936)

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Title

Ad: Andy Kirk with Mary Lou Williams at the Masonic Temple (1936)

Description

Newspaper advertisement for Andy Kirk and his Band, featuring pianist Mary Lou Williams. Birmingham Age-Herald, October 16, 1936.

Fourth Avenue North's Masonic Temple was the leading entertainment site for Birmingham's Black community in this era, and its second floor ballroom hosted a wealth of both local and national bands. As this ad in one of Birmingham's leading white newspapers indicates, the temple invited the city's white community to witness -- in a reserved segregated seating section -- some of the most popular visiting acts.

Date

1936-10-16

Original Format

Newspaper clipping

Citation

“Ad: Andy Kirk with Mary Lou Williams at the Masonic Temple (1936),” Southern Music Research Center, accessed May 25, 2024, https://southernmusicresearch.org/items/show/1341.