Before the War

 

Nanking Road 1

 

 

 

Nanking Road

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Great World 1

 

 

 

 

 

The Great World

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Raymond Vibien Family Album 

 

 

 

 

 

Rubbing Lions Paw

 

 

 

 

 

 

The famous lion’s paw outside the bank, rubbed for good luck.

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The Paramount

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The novel’s Royal Theatre is based on the Paramount Theatre, shown here in the 1930s.

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The Paramount Theatre today, the only major jazz venue still standing.

Public Domain.

 

 

 

 

Ext.Canindrome Yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Canidrome Yards

Photo courtesy of  Buck Clayton Collection; Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections, Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri – Kansas City

 

 

 

 

 

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Canidrome Menu and Playbill

Image courtesy of  Buck Clayton Collection; Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Department of Special Collections, Miller Nichols Library, University of Missouri – Kansas City