Bing Crosby appeared at the Minnesota Theater from May 27 to June 2, 1932, “in a cine-variety show,” according to Bing Crosby: Day by Day by Malcom Macfarlane’s (2001). (SpyTwinCities.com)
This is odd: St. Louis Park’s Town drunk Scotty Hudson advertised in the Hennepin County Review: “Learn Hawaiian – Guaranteed Course – Popular and Hawaiian Music – Taught by numbers the easy method.” Where did Scotty Hudson learn Hawaiian?
In the same issue of the Hennepin County Review is an ad for the Studio of Music Instruction, 3716 Jackson Street [now Alabama Ave.] in St. Louis Park. Piano, voice, dramatic art, horn and Hawaiian guitar. Was Hawaiian a fad in 1932? The location was and is now the site of Union Congregational Church, although in 1932 the church might not have taken up the entire block.
Theatergoers flocked to hear famed silent screen star Pola Negri speak and sing at the Orpheum Theatre.