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    Billie Holiday Sacramento Auditorium Concert Poster (Joe Glaser Presents, 1949). Extremely Rare. Colorful window card with yellow, red and black printing on card stock for a show in "Sacremento" [sic] on Tuesday March 1. The poster shows a classic black and white head and shoulders image of "Lady Day" and announces "Joe Glaser presents America's No. 1 Song Stylist Billie Holiday In Person" . The lower border reads "Decca Records Exclusively / Associated Booking Corporation, Joe Glaser, President, 745 Fifth Avenue, New York - 22, NY.". Printed by "Globe Poster Corp., Baltimore". Measures approximately 14" x 22". In Very Good Plus condition with even toning, some staining to the bottom and right margins, wear and minor creasing to corners.

    The only other known copy of this poster to appear at auction was sold by Heritage in 2016 for $35,000.

    Billie Holiday concert posters are seldom ever seen and examples showing her image are even scarcer. There are other earlier known concert posters for performances by Holiday, singing with Count Basie's and Art Shaw's orchestras, but there is no image of her on either of these. In fact, on the Art Shaw poster, she is not even mentioned! Although surprising in today's climate, this was possibly a sign of racial prejudice during this time. Apart from Billie Holiday, The lineup of Art Shaw's band was entirely white.


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