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The Jazz Pilot or Flying Above The Stars (part 5 and finis)

Tweet concluding the story of Roger Wolfe Kahn, dance band leader, composer and pilotRoger transforms himself into a flyer (1931-38) Roger finds his musical career less and less satisfying. Apart from the constant references to Daddy’s boy, reinforced by Hannah, … Continue reading

09. May 2022 by rkh
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The Jazz Pilot or Flying Above The Stars (part 4)

Tweet continuing the story of Roger Wolfe Kahn, dance band leader, composer and pilot An interlude with Jeeves We are indeed borrowing Jeeves from P G Wodehouse. Conflating two episodes from Jeeves’ career, the great man is in New York … Continue reading

08. May 2022 by rkh
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The Jazz Pilot or Flying Above The Stars (part 3)

Tweet continuing the story of Roger Wolfe Kahn, dance band leader and pilotBoy Roger (1910s) The Kahn family in a private box at a classical concert. Roger, the smallest, bored and fidgety. ON his hands, playing an imaginary syncopation, until … Continue reading

07. May 2022 by rkh
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The Jazz Pilot or Flying Above The Stars (part 2)

Tweet An outline television series based on the life of Roger Wolfe Kahn, dance band leader turned pilot Before main title and credits: Roger, barely out of his teens, in white tie and tails as a bandleader at a private … Continue reading

06. May 2022 by rkh
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The Jazz Pilot or Flying Above The Stars (part 1)

Tweet The High Society bandleader who made his greatest music in the skies. OrThe rich darling of Broadway who found himself by flying above the stars. A film treatment based on the life of Roger Wolfe Kahn, 1920s bandleader and … Continue reading

04. May 2022 by rkh
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