Stepping Out

Stepping Out

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The Paris of North America. So Montreal was known from the 1920s to the early 1950s?a glamorous wide open city with a lively jazz and nightclub scene. In this pre-television era, people of all ages "stepped out" at night for fun and entertainment. They went to clubs to socialize, to see their favourite performers, to hear the latest music, to have dinner or enjoy a fancy cocktail, and especially to dance the night away. With rare photographs and memorabilia, Stepping Out captures the golden age of Montreal nightclubs between 1925 and 1955. Photographs of singers, dancers, and other entertainers capture the spirit that made Montreal swing after dark. Featuring * 70 archival images * Includes photographs of influential musicians and entertainers such as Oscar Peterson All materials are drawn from the Montreal jazz history collection in the Concordia University Archives. Nancy Marrelli is the Director of Archives at Concordia University, and is the author of Montreal Photo Album/Montréal: Un album de photos (Véhicule).

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