Voices of the Jazz Era Ballroom

Voices of the Jazz Era Ballroom is a grassroots, web-based oral history project devoted to preserving and passing on the memory of dance in the Jazz era through the lives and words of everyday people. This is your story—please contribute by talking with a parent or grandparent, neighbor, or friend and explore the archive to see how others have shared their stories.

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From the Ted Younger collection

A photograph that was sent to Ted Younger's brother Barney Grant, a musician and comedian in the USO. It shows a war hospital set up for a USO show. Lining each balcony are patients and nurses looking down onto what appears to be a makeshift stage.…

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From the Ted Younger collection

Barney Grant (real name John Younger) was Ted Younger's brother and toured extensively with USO shows both domestically and in the European theater.

From the Ted Younger collection

Barney Grant (on stage with guitar) was Ted Younger's brother and toured extensively with USO shows both domestically and in the European theater.