|The Blue Room|
|For generations of New Orleanians and visitors, the Blue Room of the Roosevelt Hotel (later called the Fairmont) was one of the most outstanding venues for bands and performers in the nation.
The levee failures of 2005 closed the historic hotel, but it was purchased in 2007 and restored to its glory days, including the famous Blue Room. The cost of restoration was over $170 million. In 2009, it re-opened as a 504-room, 135-suite, luxury hotel - a part of Hilton's Waldorf-Astoria line. The new owners returned the name the hotel used from 1923 to 1965, The Roosevelt.
I don't have dates for most of the images on this page, but many appear to be from the 1930's-1940's era.
|A party in the Blue Room held at the end of Mayor Morrison's losing campaign for governor, 1956. Mayor Morrison is sitting, 2nd from right, front row.|
|Sophie Tucker appears at the Blue Room, Tony Martin, coming next.|
|Above, matchbook; below, napkin, from the Blue Room.|
|CLICK HERE for the brief history of the Blue Room, as shown on a plaque at the hotel. [This image is courtesy of Infrogmation and Wikimedia's Commons.]|
|The link to this page is: http://old-new-orleans.com/NO_BlueRoom.html
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|The Blue Room during preparations for re-opening, 2009.|
|The Blue Room, 1940's|
|Michael Cosgrove shared this photo of his family enjoying
an evening at the Blue Room in 1957