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December 20, 2014

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Moulin Rouge Staff Features ‘Big Names’

The new inter-racial hotel Moulin Rouge will be under the direction of some of the most outstanding personalities drawn from the world of entertainment, sport, business, resort and restaurant industries.

Among the best known is Joe Louis, former heavyweight champion of the world, who has crowned his extraordinary performances in the ring with a business career.

Louis first became associated with the Moulin Rouge eight months ago and since that time has been touring the country as a good will ambassador for the hotel.

The same is true of Sonny Boswell, former Globetrotter Basketball star, who will be with the Moulin Rouge as general manager. Boswell for the past few years was manager of the Pershing hotel in Chicago and then in Los Angeles is well qualified to assume his executive position at the Moulin Rouge.

Both men will be on hand at all times to welcome friends and acquaintances to the magnificent inter-racial Hotel Moulin Rouge.

To assure the finest in entertainment Clarence Robinson, producer-director, and Benny Carter, musical director, have been contracted by the Moulin Rouge.

Robinson has 35 years' experience in show business and as a matter of coincidence directed the shows at the original Moulin Rouge in Paris, France. He has just recently returned from England where he was for many years director of the London Palladium.

Carter is a veteran bandleader and composer of such hits as "Black Bay Boogie" and "Blues In My Heart." He plays saxophone, clarinet, trumpet and piano; well deserving his title of America's most versatile bandleader.

Benny's dance band was the first to open the famous "La Couple" in Paris, His was the first American talent imported by the British.