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Photographer: Photos courtesy of the Novi Historical Commission.
Caption: Walled Lake Casino: Where Detroiters Came to Dance Marker — right images
Additional Description: Left: Teddy Phillips' Orchestra, based in Chicago, was one of the last dance bands that played the Walled Lake Casino into the 1950s.
Right: Casino operators Elmer and Albert Tollertene, nephews of original owner Louis Tollertene. They saw entertainment shifing away from dance bands and began to book vocal acts like Mel Torme and the Kingston Trio in the 1950s.
Submitted: January 14, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
Database Locator Identification Number: p563043
File Size: 7.320 Megabytes
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