The Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

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As one of the last major ballrooms located in this great nation, the Sunnybrook Ballroom is a historical and intricate part of Pennsylvania's past. Since 1926, the Sunnybrook Ballroom has been an established landmark in its community and is recognized nationwide. Opening its doors in 1931, the grand ballroom was built as an addition to the swim club and dance pavilion. For years, Sunnybrook has served as a viable piece of Americana and has seen many big-name performers upon its stage, including Glenn Miller, Cab ...
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Overview

As one of the last major ballrooms located in this great nation, the Sunnybrook Ballroom is a historical and intricate part of Pennsylvania's past. Since 1926, the Sunnybrook Ballroom has been an established landmark in its community and is recognized nationwide. Opening its doors in 1931, the grand ballroom was built as an addition to the swim club and dance pavilion. For years, Sunnybrook has served as a viable piece of Americana and has seen many big-name performers upon its stage, including Glenn Miller, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Lawrence Welk, Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey, Chubby Checker, and even Bill Haley and the Comets. Using vintage photographs, The Sunnybrook Ballroom traces the history of this cherished haven for big band fans, rock and rollers, and music lovers alike.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738550305
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,000,596
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Sephakis is a local businessman and author who serves as the chairman for the SunnyBrook Foundation. Having penned several works of fiction and a few screenplays, he works today with the foundation to help preserve and renovate the Sunnybrook Ballroom.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Sunnybrook in the Beginning     9
The Sunnybrook Pool and Pavilion     21
The Big Band Era     33
Modern-Day Sunnybrook     69
Sunnybrook Today     115
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2008

    Good Book

    Great informative book! However, when booking an event or engaging in any sort of contract with the new owners "Buyer Beware." Please keep this in mind if you knew the Hartenstine's and were familiar with Ray's business ethics, you will not get the same great service; the new owners are greedy and willing to strong arm anyone to get the upper hand. Speaking from experience, even if you sign a contract with prices, please beware they are subject to change; the new owners will increase the prices within days before your event, without giving any notification or good reason. It is too bad the new owners' business ethics don't match up to Ray Hartenstine's business ethics, which is what made Sunnybrook the grand place that it was. Somewhere the new owners missed that lesson while doing research for this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2007

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    This book brought back so many memories of the past. What a wonderful place. So much history about the Big Bands.

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