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    Jazz and popular musicians including Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Parker, Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman (500+) vintage acetate camera negatives. (ca. 1940s) Collection of vintage (500+) acetate camera negatives ranging in size from 2.25 x 2.25 in. to 4 x 5 in. of popular music and jazz performers from the 1940s. Including backstage candids, portraits, rehearsal and performance views of many of the era's greatest musical talents including Billie Holliday, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Harry Belafonte, Peewee Russell, Bix Biederbecke, Sidney Bechet, the Memphis Five, Desi Arnaz, Vera Massey, Jimmy Blowers, Babbs Brown, Eddie Condon, Margo, Wild Bill Davison, Baby Dodds, Stan Getz, Oscar Hammerstein, Gene Krupa, Mel Torme, Coleman Hawkins, Cootie Williams and others playing legendary venues such as the Town Hall, Small's Paradise, Carnegie Hall, Little Casino, the Royal Roost, El Morocco, the 1-2-3 Club, Café Society and Stuyvesant Casino. Also depicting jazz fan Tallulah Bankhead enjoying a 1949 Charlie Parker show at the Royal Roost, Orson Welles backstage at a Town Hall benefit show and many period views of fashionable "hepcats" dancing and digging the music, and much, much more. Exhibiting some scuffing and emulsion loss. Overall, in vintage good to fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2015
    29th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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    Sold on Sep 29, 2015 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
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