Thursday, January 19th
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Black Rock Branch
Home of the Happy Dancers – The story of Black Rock’s own Ritz Ballroom
Join Author Jeffery C. Williams for a discussion and signing of his new book - Home of the Happy Dancers -The story of Bridgeport, Connecticut’s Ritz Ballroom – a new book written by Jeff commemorating this year’s 50th anniversary of the Ritz closing.
This large, museum-quality, hard-cover pictorial scrapbook uses both black & white and color illustrations, newspaper articles, and the remembrances of both celebrities and former Ritz patrons to present a nostalgic and memory-filled history of Bridgeport’s most famous dance palace.
Written by radio personality and producer Jeffrey C. Williams, this large, hard-cover volume traces the history of the Ritz through historic newspaper articles, photographs, artifacts & shared stories by both local residents & big band luminaries. Les Brown, Jr., who now leads his dad’s legendary “Band of Renown,” has written the book’s foreword.
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