So, I found out tonight that the Derby night club closed (officially) as of 1/31/09, which made me really sad. Admittedly, I haven't been there myself in forever, but I loved the history and vibe of the place . I tried to do a drawing of some swing dancers to commemorate it, but I really couldn't pull it off, so then I was like "cute girl in swing dance era clothes!" I think the dress is about right, but the Betty Page hair is probably a bit later, style wise, sooo... it's just ended up being a random cute Betty Page like girl.
But yeah. Derby. Closed. Sad. : (
(Derby is one of the last locations of the Brown Derby restaurants from Hollywood, and was where the 90s swing revival began- if you've seen Swingers, that's where the final scene was filmed)