I have an inquiry from a researcher who is looking for some audio of the Hollywoodland Orchestra (we have found this was led by Al Wesson, of USC fame) and of the Hollywood Marimba Band (which was apparently a sometime pseudonym of Nathan Ganz and his Orchestra).
The Hollywoodland Orchestra performed on KHJ in 1924-25, sponsored by the Hollywoodland Development. The Hollywood Marimba Band apparently released (by Ganz) a recording on Domino (3511) in 1925, and (possibly by another band performing under the same name...) in 1929 performed on KMTR one time.
If anyone has anything on audio collections for these bands, recordings, or possible collections, please let me know, I'll be happy to put you in touch with the researcher. I have already suggested that she contact USC.
Jeanette Berard, MLS, CA
Special Collections Librarian
Thousand Oaks Library System
(805) 449-2660 xt7328
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