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    Billie Holiday 1958 Royal Festival Hall, London Concert Handbill. An original paper concert flyer advertising a canceled appearance by Billie Holiday at the Royal Festival Hall in London, England on Sunday afternoon, June 8, 1958.

    The reason this show didn't happen is because Billie's entire European tour was canceled for political reasons. This London show was just a side hustle compared to Lady Day's planned three-week residency at the Olympia Theatre in Paris on the same trip. But when the Algerian Crisis developed a few weeks before the tour was to begin, the French government closed all concert halls, and that was the end of Billie's transatlantic plans this time.

    This is actually quite a snappy-looking flyer, with a great picture of Billie and an attractive variety of type fonts throughout. It measures 5 1/8" x 8" and grades to Near Mint condition. Has only the very lightest half-inch corner crease in the upper left, not touching any black. Very very minimal amount of handling as well, but this is basically in terrific shape. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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    May, 2021
    1st-2nd Saturday-Sunday
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    The movie quite literally changed my life. I have included a pic of me in Sly's Rocky 3 Cashmere overcoat, would much appreciate if it is possible for you to forward this email to Sly to let him know the overcoat is in good hands, and will be well taken care of, (as will be the Rambo knife forging tools, the other lot I won!) Wish you very happy holidays and a great 2016!
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