Paul Robeson with his wife Eslanda Goode and their son Paul Robeson Jr. at Central Park West in New York City in 1939.
This week would have seen the 100th birthday of the Indian musician Ravi Shankar, one of India’s most celebrated artists who famously taught Beatle George Harrison to play the sitar.
Planned celebrations, including concerts at the London South Bank Centre and Carnegie Hall in New York, were postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Jean ‘Edith Bunker’ Stapleton and Alice Cooper (Vincent Damon Furnier), hanging out. NYC, 1970s
James was invited to New York, where he was wooed by record companies. Then, abruptly, all but one pulled back. He would learn why: That particular label, Roulette, was associated with a New York City mob family, and the other recording companies got the blunt message: Back off on signing James if you know what’s good for you.
Wall Street, New-York, 1918
Art Carney was the original ‘Felix Unger’ in ‘The Odd Couple’ on Broadway opposite Walter Matthau, 1965