This building was so dark I couldn't even see the backdrop on stage, and the ground gave way when I stepped on the ballroom floor. I'm kicking myself for not taking more pictures, but I could hardly make out what I was photographing (and most of the rest of the images are blurred due to poor focusing on my part). An example of squandered heritage. Benny Goodman, who played here, would weep. Wikipedia says: The Vanity Ballroom was designed in 1929 by Charles N. Agree as a flamboyant venue in which to socialize, dance and hear music. The ballroom was a major venue for bands of the 1930s and 1940s, such as those of Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Red Nichols, Russ Morgan, Art Mooney, Woody Herman, and Pee Wee Hunt. The Vanity billed itself as "Detroit's most beautiful dance rendezvous."