PAUL WHITEMAN’S RHYTHM RODEO 1939
Paul Whiteman, once referred to as the King of Jazz, but really best known for his blend of symphonic music and jazz, and called Pops", often adopted outlandish outfits. By 1922, Whiteman controlled some 28 ensembles on the east coast and was making over a $1,000,000 a year. He was a life-long East-Coaster, but after a 1939 show called the Paul Whiteman Rhythm Rodeo his image in a western motif appeared on promotions and a baseball cap the musicians used while touring. White Round Crown and 3” Visor, Black Eyelets and Button; White Embroidery on Black Felt Logo.