In New York: Celebrating an Eternal Prom

It is the 67th anniversary of Roseland Dance City, the landmark ballroom on West 52nd Street in New York City, and you . . . are . . . there!

Blistering day. The air is brown. Your nose doesn't work (And why don't the TV weather people issue a nasal caution, times like this?). Dodge a kamikaze bicycle messenger and step under the marquee. On the left, in a glass display case -- the Wall of Fame -- are the shoes of the famous hoofers who have cut a rug here. Betty Grable. Ruby Keeler. Anthony Quinn. Eleanor Powell. George Raft...

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