Champagne Music at the Top of the Baker

Lawrence WelkYoung Lawrence Welk 1930s recalls entertaining in the Sky Room at the top of the Baker Hotel in the 1930s, back when he could barely speak English:

“I remember the Baker as one of the more lavish hotels in Texas,” he said, “A famed resort. Lots of rich ladies.”

He also often played in the dining room of the Dallas Baker Hotel for lunchtime guests.

Here is a video of a Lawrence Welk performance from 1938, which is probably an indication of what his performances at the Baker were like:

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