Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Ella Fitzgerald/Chick Webb Grotto Park Concert Poster (1938). Extremely Rare. Window card printed on card stock for a show in Elmira, New York on Wednesday Dec. 28. The poster features a wonderful vintage illustration showing a stylized portrait of Webb's head, a drum and a "chick" singing, perched upon the letter "C" in "Chick". The poster announces "Gale, Inc. / R.K.O. Bld'g, / Radio City, / presents / Chick / Webb / and his N.B.C. Orchestra / featuring Ella Fitzgerald". Measures 14" x 22". In Good to Very Good condition, with a repair to a tear to the second "o" in "Grotto", 0.3" tear ro upper left corner, 1" tear to right edge, loss to upper right corner, nicks and wear to other corners, staining to light areas of the poster.

    This poster from 1938 coincides with a turning point in twenty-one year old Ella Fitzgerald's career, and, could essentially be called her "Rookie Card". Two years after joining his band, Fitzgerald and Chick Webb recorded the song "A Tisket, A Tasket" together. It was the biggest hit of the 1930s, staying at number one in the charts for ten weeks, selling one million copies.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2018
    15th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 576

    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)

    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
    Only 44 days left to consign to the 2019 September 22 2019 Fall Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Luxury Accessories - Beverly Hills!

    Learn about consigning with us

    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!
    Atul J. ,
    Irvine, CA
    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

    Recent auctions

    2019 March 16 - 17 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 March 16 - 17 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $1,070,365