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LOUANN’S – PART 4

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on
April 15, 2019
"It is somewhat odd to learn more about your parents after their deaths than while they are living, but that is exactly what happened in my case. Indeed, the first inkling of just how exceptional they were occurred at my mother’s 80th birthday party where guests were invited to bring Louann’s memorabilia in lieu of gifts, and a 1947 Newsweek magazine was among the cache. The article inside provided a surprising insight into how multi-dimensional Lou and Ann Bovis were. I say “surprising” because I had no prior knowledge of that article, and it turned out to be just one of many discoveries ahead. Shortly after the death of my mother in 1993, I uncovered a treasure trove of old photos, newspapers, and magazines from the closets and files at her ranch. There were also deeds, contracts, wills, journals, adoption papers, 16mm family movies, scrapbooks, menus, greeting and post cards. Old letters were nestled inside the books of her vast library. Most of it I had never seen before. As I struggled with grief over my mother’s death, each old piece of my parents’ past brought fresh tears along with new respect and admiration." Chelle Bovis Banks
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LOUANN’S – PART 1

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on
April 6, 2019
"My mother Ann Bovis put in a really big sound system from RCA that might have been when the club opened. That thing would blow you out. And because they had installed this really deluxe sound system, RCA gave them a free television. Of course, that didn't matter as there weren't any TV stations in Dallas. It was a conversational piece, that's all it was, Paul! It ended up just sitting back in a corner collecting dust." Tony Bovis
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LOUANN’S – PART 2

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on
April 3, 2019
"Ann Bovis talked to The Colonel once about booking Elvis in the late '50's but he wanted too much money. Same thing with the Beatles. She had Lawrence Welk there one New Years Eve and said she thought she had about 6,000 customers that night. She booked about every big band there was at the time like Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Gene Crupa, Harry James - big band was before my time. I was born in '48. I remember seeing The Turtles, Jimmy Reed and Ray Price." Mike Martinkus
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