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Fans of dancing fads from the late 1930s to early 1970s and from Eastern North Carolina to Tidewater Virginia got their entertainment fill from a venue that became an establishment: Nags Head Casino. Begun as living quarters for stonemasons building the Wright Brothers National Memorial, the site for seminal memories included bowling alleys and was near another site synonymous with Nags Head: Jockey’s Ridge.
The big band leader who found fame in Hollywood and New York faded into obscurity once he returned to his home state. Kay Kyser, at the height of his fame during the Great Depression and World War II, scored 35 top ten hits, despite not being able to read sheet music or play an instrument. He earned fame by the zaniness and sense of humor displayed during his band performances.