Like a trip to the antique store. Images, artifacts, and stories of life in the University District in Columbus, Ohio from the past 150 years and much, much more.

That Redhead Gal, a tune from 1923. A fella waits for his oh-so-appealing redhead gal (“Hot lips she’s got, a beauty spot, And other things that made me fall”) at the train station but bemoans her quarrelsome ways.

Promoted by vaudevillian Ruth Roye (1895-1960), pictured. She was known as “The Princess of Ragtime” and “The Empress of Syncopated Melodies.” Roye had big hits in the 1910s with Aba Daba Honeymoon and Ain’t We Got Fun.

  • 17 July 2012
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