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Hotel Sherman and the Panther Room

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All DESS members should by now enjoy the new members-only CD with broadcasts from Hotel Sherman in September-October 1940. If you are not a member yet, get yourself a membership as quickly as possible.

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The restaurant of the hotel was called College In and housed the Panther Room / Malaya Room nightclub.

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It was there the famous big bands of the era played and from where radio broadcasts as those of the DESS CD emanated.

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Ellington had his long sojourn there in September-October 1940 partly because Benny Goodman had fallen ill and had cancel to his engagement scheduled for October.

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The Duke would be back at Hotel Sherman in July-August 1942 for another long engagement.


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