Closing Down the Carlton Cafe with a Big Shindig (1928)

The new Carlton Cafe was years ahead of its time according to Whitey Smith who writes about it in his memoir I Didn’t Make a Million. Located on Bubbling Well Road where the Grand Theater stands today, it boasted a huge ballroom and dining hall. This article in the China Press captures the final days of the Carlton before it went under. Jack Carter and Lavada Snow and dancer Bo-Diddly are the stars of the show.

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