Lovers with 3-D Glasses at the Palace Theater, 1943. Photograph by Arthur (Weegee) Fellig
Singer and showgirl Lola Falana and her husband singer Feliciano “Butch” Tavares c. 1970s
A sailor and his date enjoying a day in Central Park while he is on shore leave, 1943.
The juke joints of the rural south featured blues and dancing and catered to the working class. Typically constructed with unfurnished walls and roofed with tin, they were usually open late at night and on weekends when patrons were likely to have spending money.
Comedienne Kaye Ballard could not speak about Lucy without mentioning Desi. Despite their remarriages, she maintained, “She was in love with him until the end. And he was in love with her.” Actress Paula Stewart agreed, privately quoting a comment made [after Lucy’s 1989 death] by [Lucy’s second husband] Gary Morton, “I guess she’s happy now. She’s with Desi.”