High Times, Hard Times Setting & Symbolism

Anita O'Day
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Planet Mrs

Tavern in Chicago and site of Anita's first singing engagement at age 16.

Down Beat

Jazz magazine popular in the 1940s and 1950s

Jazz on a Summer's Day

Movie based upon the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958

Village Vanguard

Oldest jazz club in New York City

Half Note

Club in Greenwich Village and site of Anita's return to the American jazz scene

Martys

Upscale jazz club in New York City

Biltmore Country Club

Club in Barrington, IL where Carl Hoff is the golf pro

Newport Jazz Festival

Annual festival at which prominent jazz musicians perform

Carnegie Hall

Famous concert hall in New York and site of Anita's fiftieth anniversary concert

Uptown

Section of Chicago known for its taverns in the 1930s and 1940s

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