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Things for My Wall

Sometimes doing the 'right' thing is a brave deed. kn The 50s Mocambo nightclub wouldn't book Ella Fitzgerald because she was black. Ella had a powerful & unlikely benefactor, Marilyn Monroe. “I owe Marilyn a debt. Because of her I played there. She called the owner, & told him she wanted me booked immediately. She took a front table every night. The press went crazy. I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was a woman, ahead of her time & she didn’t know it.” Ella Fitzgerald