In 1965 Cab Calloway appeared in a superb dramatic supporting role in the Steve McQueen film The Cincinnati Kid. Based on a best-selling novel, the movie was a wonderful opportunity for Cab to show his assets in poker, since he was himself a definite player. And it was also the perfect time to fullfill a quite empty schedule on stage... For The Hi De Ho Blog, Keller Whalen retraces the history of the shooting, the casting, the release, and has unearthed anecdotes, documents and rare pictures about this unique gambling film. Read the full story →
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A tune I dig
- The song about the Cotton Club chorus line girl, Amy Spencer. Naughty, naughty song...
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