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    Ruth Brown, Dinah Washington 1956 Apollo Theater, Harlem Concert Handbill. An original vintage advertising flyer for a bevy of R&B acts playing over a six-week period in 1956-57 at the famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, Manhattan, New York.

    It's tough to single out stars on a piece that is so full of them. Spread over the four pages of this handbill which could be folded down to a small pamphlet are Ruth Brown, Dinah Washington, the Orioles, the Clovers, Count Basie with Joe Williams, the 5 Keys, comedian George Kirby and Pearl Bailey are among the brightest.

    The Apollo's marketing crew was very savvy and generous in almost always including a photograph of the people appearing on their fliers like this, even the smallest acts, a real treat for collectors today, half a century later.

    Measures 11" x 8 ½" and grades to Very Good condition. Flyer has ½" edge tear which goes into the black "Apollo" banner on the Clovers page, and a 1 ½" corner crease in Pearl Bailey's photo. All four corners are a little bit crumpled & dinged, but mostly in the white margins. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2020
    8th-9th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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