Friday, May 24, 2013
Duke Ellington at Elberta Inn – May 1935
A couple of the ads include some copy that would certainly be considered racist today. However, that's not the reason I posted this material. Instead, I was focusing on Duke Ellington's fame and popularity and the fact that he commanded so much attention and goodwill during his trip to the area.
Anyway, I like the stylized caricature of the Duke in the main Elberta Beach ad.
The Elberta Inn was lost to an unfortunate fire in February 2011.