Music: King of Corn

Rudy Vallee, the Vagabond Lover, was singing the Stein Song With Yale-boy gusto. America's other favorite band, Paul Whiteman's, played a promising new song called With a Song in My Heart. Bing Crosby was touring in vaudeville. That week the stockmarket crashed, and Manhattan's Hotel Roosevelt introduced a Chicago band to its customers. The band, fancily titled Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians, played Stardust and My Blue Heaven. They still do.

By last week the Hotel Roosevelt had changed hands three times. But in its huge basement Grill Room, the Royal Canadians were...

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