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"This Month in Dallas" featuring ads for Jack Ruby's Carousel Club

Object Number: 1989.073.0004
Type of Object: Magazine
Dimensions: 9 x 6 in. (22.9 x 15.2 cm)
Medium: Paper
"This Month in Dallas", 70-page magazine, dated November 1963. This publication was produced monthly as a visitor's guide to Dallas. This edition includes ads for Jack Ruby's Carousel Club. Ruby was well known as a salesman and promoter. He often gave out business cards and regularly ran ads for his clubs in local newspapers and magazines.

The cover reads:

"November 1963
This Month in Dallas
* Where to Go . . . .
* What to Do . . . .

Dallas Civic Opera 1963 Season Nov. 8-30
The Coronation of Poppea
A Masked Ball
Handel's Messiah
State Fair Music Hall

With a Cast of Brilliant Stars * Patrice Munsel * Ramon Vinay
Caterina Mancin * Regina Resnik * Nicola Filacuridi * Antonietta
Stella * Giuseppe Di Stefano * Mario Sereni * Jon Vickers"

The front cover shows a scene from the opera 'Carmen.'

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Curator's Notes

WNEW-New York radio reporter Ike Pappas picked up this entertainment guide to Dallas when he arrived in the city to cover the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Pappas later encountered Jack Ruby at Dallas City Hall and was one of the closest bystanders to the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald. - Stephen Fagin, Curator

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