Graystone Ballroom; Interior. dance halls

Interior view of the dance floor at the Graystone Ballroom at Woodward Avenue and Canfield in Detroit, Michigan. "The Graystone attracted an older crowd and got the big bands, Monday night at the Gray was known as "colored night," bands such as Cab Calloway's would swing down to Detroit after performing at Idlewild, a black resort in western Michigan, local white band leaders were barred on Monday nights so they would climb the telephone poles outside the ballroom and listen in order to copy the musical arrangements of the black musicians," from Detroit News article.

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