Saturday, October 22, 2011

Puttin' on the Ritz

This has been my jam all week long!

That was by Earl Burtnett and his Biltmore Orchestra which played at the Biltmore Hotel in the 1920s-30s."Puttin' on the Ritz" was slang from back in the day.  It meant "to dress fashionably" and alluded to the swanky (that's a word that feels synonymous of the era... but acccording to Merriam-Webster, it was first used in 1842... I'm such a nerd) Ritz Hotel. 

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