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A weekend crowd of spectators sitting on the dance floor of the Redwood Bowl at the Marin Town & Country Club, during a program on the stage. Owned by San Francisco businessman Max Friedman, the Marin Town & Country Club opened on April 23, 1944. The Redwood Bowl began in 1946, and was an outdoor dance floor and often featured nationally known big bands for the Saturday night dances; the dances were broadcast over radio station KYA. The club maintained a reputation as a well-run, disciplined operation until its closure in 1972.