GIs and the Race Bar in Wartime Warrington
Why did the US army in wartime Britain try to get a Lancashire dance-hall declared 'out of bounds' to a young West Indian? Janet Toole describes an episode - and the brave stand taken by the dance-hall owner – that revealed Uncle Sam's unease about the mixing of black and white.
It is no exaggeration to say that the Casino could take its place among the swell joints of London's West End. Ivory and cream relieved with jet black are the features of the decorative scheme of things, and the ultramodernistic note is enhanced by a series of black and white representations of such jazz celebrities as Duke Ellington, Maxine Sullivan, Benny Goodman and the Mills Brothers.