Posted 8 years ago
This is a "reserved" table card from the Casino Gardens in Ocean Park, CA which to the best of my knowledge is now part of Santa Monica. The Casino Gardens was a dance hall opened by Tommy Dorsey, which later became a joint venture with his brother and fellow band leader Jimmy Dorsey, as well as band leader Harry James. The dates on the card are troubling, as it looks like 7-14-34...which is impossible. It could be '38, but that's still way too early from what I've read.
I'll have to re-read my Tommy Dorsey biography, but I'm pretty sure the Casino Gardens didn't exist until the mid-40's.