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    Billie Holiday 1958 New York Concert Handbill for Last-Ever American Concert. An original, vintage concert flyer for Lady Day performing at New York City's Town Hall on Saturday evening, September 13, 1958, considered to be her last major American concert appearance. "Farewell Party to Billie Holiday Prior to European Tour," the handbill trumpets. Sadly, Ms. Holiday would pass away less than a year later.

    This bright-yellow flyer also touts the talents of drumming legend Buddy Rich and guitarist/bandleader Eddie Condon. Six more attractions are listed below them. The "All Star Jazz Show" played twice this evening, at 8:00 and 11:00 PM.

    Measures 5 ½" x 8 ½" and grades to Good Plus condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.

    More Information: Flyer is well-worn but still has lots of integrity with its bright yellow color and image area fully intact with just copious creasing, most of which doesn't break color. The only real color break we see is a small white dot in the black line just below "Holiday." The original owner wrote on the back (including two addresses on Broadway in NYC) and folded this down into quarters. Numerous smaller surface creases are present as well, but the real damage is to the edges and white margins. Left edge is noticeably tattered with some paper missing; lower right edge is pushed in, as opposed to torn away; and both left corners are dog-eared. With this kind of wear & tear, the handbill just feels like it heard the music and was carried out into the night afterwards, 62 years ago.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2020
    8th-9th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
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