Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Jazz - Ninety Unpublished Color Stereoscopic Slides of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, and Others Performing (1949-1956). All original glass slides with "Character Arts / Cleveland, Ohio" paper label with typed details of the artists, venue, and date. Four slides show Billie Holiday from 1951 through 1956, performing on stage or candid shots sitting backstage; two slides show Ella Fitzgerald in 1949; three are slides of Sarah Vaughn in 1950/51; four show Dorothy Dandridge, circa 1952. Other artists featured: Pearl Bailey, Nellie Lutcher, Anita O'Day, June Christie, Helen Ward, Kay Starr, Beverly Michaels, Barbara Lee, Marian Hutton, Connie Towers, Dolores Martin, and many others. All slides measure approximately 4" x 1.75". Generally the slides are in Fine to Excellent condition, with some loss to trim on slides, discoloration to labels. The actual images are in Excellent condition.

    In order to appreciate the three dimensional qualities of these images we strongly encourage interested bidders to view this lot in person.

    Provenance: From The Nat Singerman Jazz Archive. See "Antiques Roadshow", PBS, Episode #2005, Little Rock, 2015.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    11th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 521

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 December 6 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I can’t thank you enough for the effort you put forth in selling the paintings.
    John Pender
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search