Leo's Casino Souvenir Photo Cleveland

This photo was taken by a polaroid type camera. It was quite common, and still is in many ares, for Black photographers to snap photos of patrons at various clubs and sell them on the spot.

Closed, the cover measures 7 X 9.25 inches.

Leo's Casino was one of the premiere nightspots in Cleveland, Ohio

Leo's Casino, 7500 Euclid Avenue
Opened by Leo Frank in 1954 at East 49th and Central. After a fire, moved to Carnegie Avenue and then, to 7500 Euclid Avenue w t was seating for more than 700 people. Jazz artists who played at Leo's included Oscar Peterson, Joe Williams, Carmen McRae, Count Basie, Ahmad Jamal, Thelonious Monk, Roland Kirk and Wes Montgomery. Closed in 1971.

Gloria Lynne recorded a live album t MArtha Reeves mentions Leo's as a top club w she performed. www./mreeves653/QnA.html

Google Leo's Casino Cleveland, and see the importance of this club "back in the day".