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image of Louis Armstrong and Gary Crosby (Original contact sheet, cut into three strips and an enlargement of four of the photos from the 1955 radio show)

Louis Armstrong and Gary Crosby (Original contact sheet, cut into three strips and an enlargement of four of the photos from the 1955 radio show)

by Armstrong, Louis, Gary Crosby (subjects); Gabor Rona (photographer)

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Published
1955
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Hollywood: CBS Radio, 1955. Vintage contact sheet, cut into three strips. A total of twelve images, four of which are duplicated and enlarged on a single print, of Louis Armstrong and Gary Crosby from the September 18, 1955 "Gary Crosby Show" radio show, recorded and photographed on 8/7/55. Mimeo snipe from CBS Radio, partially detached, with remainder on verso… Read more
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Nothing But the Blues (First Edition)

by Leadbitter, Mike (editor)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1971
Edition
First Edition
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$65.00

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London: Hanover, 1971. First Edition. First Edition. A compilation of writing from "Blues Unlimited," a British music magazine founded in 1963 which focused on American blues music. Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. With two small bumps to the fore edge of the front board. Jacket is lightly toned and rubbed, with a few… Read more
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Ma Rainey and the Classic Blues Singers (First UK Edition)

by Stewart-Baxter, Derrick

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Published
1970
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$325.00

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London: Studio Vista, 1970. First UK Edition, preceding all others. Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Faintly foxed to the page edges, with a slight spine lean. Jacket is lightly rubbed, with slight creasing to the top edge of the front panel and a faintly toned spine.
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Blacks, Whites and Blues (First UK Edition)

by Russell, Tony

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Published
1970
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$375.00

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London: Studio Vista, 1970. First UK Edition, preceding all others. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Light foxing to the top page edge, with faint offsetting to the front and rear endpapers. Jacket is lightly toned overall, with faint scratches to the front panel.
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Don't Knock the Rock (Original photograph of The Treniers from the 1956 film)

by Sears, Fred F. (director); Robert E. Kent (screenwriter); Alan Dale, Alan Freed, Little Richard, The Treniers, Bill Haley and His Comets (starring)

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Published
1956
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$250.00

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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1956. Vintage studio still photograph of the American R&B and jump blues musical group The Treniers from the 1956 film. Mimeo snipe and Columbia Pictures Corp. stamp on verso. Rock and Roll star Arnie Haines (Alan Dale) returns home to the town of Melondale, which banned Rock and Roll music, and… Read more
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$250.00
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The Devil's Son-in-Law (First UK Edition)

by Garon, Paul

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Published
1970
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$375.00

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London: Studio Vista, 1970. First UK Edition, preceding all others. About Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Faintly foxed page edges and light offsetting to the front and rear endpapers.
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Anatomy of a Murder (Original photograph of Duke Ellington, Lee Remick, and Jimmy Woode on the set of the 1959 film)

by Duke Ellington, Jimmy Woode, Lee Remick (subjects); Preminger, Otto (director); John D. Voelker (novel); Wendell Mayes (screenwriter); James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara (starring)

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Published
1959
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$325.00

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Burbank, CA: Otto Preminger Films, 1959. Vintage photograph of Lee Remick, Duke Ellington and Jimmy Woode rehearsing on the set of the 1959 film. Preminger's "Anatomy of a Murder" was the first major Hollywood film to feature a score by an African-American composer. The jazz score, composed by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn (uncredited) and performed by Ellington's… Read more
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Anatomy of a Murder (Original photograph from the set of the 1959 film)

by [Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn] Preminger, Otto (director); John D. Voelker (novel); Wendell Mayes (screenwriter); James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara (starring)

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Published
1959
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Burbank, CA: Otto Preminger Films, 1959. Vintage photograph of Otto Preminger, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn on the set of the 1959 film. Preminger's "Anatomy of a Murder" was the first major Hollywood film to feature a score by an African-American composer. The jazz score, composed by Ellington and Strayhorn (uncredited), and performed by Ellington's Orchestra, won… Read more
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Doctor Jazz (Original script for the 1975 musical play)

by McKayle, Donald (director); Buster Davis (lyrics, book, music); Luther Henderson (music); Paul Carter Harrison (book); Bobby Van, Lola Falana, Lillian Hayman, Gail Benedict (starring)

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Published
1975
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$550.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1975. Draft script for the 1975 musical play, which premiered at the Winter Garden Theatre on March 19, 1975. The origins of jazz told through the ersatz romance of a would-be trumpeter and a young black brothel worker. Set in New Orleans and Chicago. Black titled wrappers. Title page present, with book credits… Read more
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Anatomy of a Murder (Original keybook photograph from the 1959 film)

by Preminger, Otto (director); John D. Voelker (novel); Wendell Mayes (screenwriter); James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell, Eve Arden (starring)

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Published
1959
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Burbank, CA: Otto Preminger Films, 1959. Vintage keybook studio photograph of Lee Remick with Jimmy Stewart and Duke Ellington at the piano from the 1959 film. Based on the 1958 novel by John D. Voelker, under the pseudonym Robert Traver, which he based on a real life case of a veteran accused of killing a local… Read more
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Ray Charles in Paris (Collection of 9 original photographs, 1968)

by Charles, Ray (subject); Araldo di Crollalanza (photographer)

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Published
1968
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$950.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1968. A collection of nine vintage, borderless photographs, four oversize, of Ray Charles in Paris, October 1968. All five of the smaller photographs have stamps of photographer Araldo Crollalanza on the verso, four with have Italian mimeo snipes. All four oversize photographs have stamps of photographer Crollalanza and press agency Inter-Prensa on the verso. Charles performed… Read more
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The Subterraneans (Original three-sheet poster for the 1960 film)

by Kerouac, Jack (novel); Ranald MacDougall (director); Leslie Caron, George Peppard (starring)

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Published
1960
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$225.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1960. Original three sheet poster for the 1960 film. From one perspective, a fairly one-dimensional representation-perhaps even a caricature-of Beat culture, but culturally fascinating in that it was made at the height of the Beat era, with A-list talent by a top studio, and, until Walter Salles' 2012 adaptation of "On the… Read more
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$225.00
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Original photo of Django Reinhardt, circa 1940

by Reinhardt, Django (subject)

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Published
1940
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$300.00

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1940. Original photograph of Django Reinhardt, circa 1940. Django Reinhardt publicity photo, re-struck from the original negative in 1997. Michael Ochs Archives sticker and PPCM sticker on verso. Legendary gypsy jazz guitarist and composer, Django Reinhardt was the first, and one of the most significant jazz musicians to emerge from Europe. 8 x 10 inches.. Near Fine,… Read more
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Original photo of Charles Mingus, circa 1946

by Mingus, Charles (subject)

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Published
1946
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$275.00

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1946. Original photograph of Charles Mingus, circa 1946. An early publicity photo, re-struck from the original negative, circa 1990. Michael Ochs Archives sticker and PPCM sticker on verso. Legendary jazz performer, composer, and bandleader, Charles Mingus' career spanned 4 decades and left a legacy universally lauded. A virtuosic double bassist and a proficient pianist and cellist, Mingus spanned… Read more
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image of Cinderfella (Original photograph of Jerry Lewis and Count Basie on the set of the 1960 film)

Cinderfella (Original photograph of Jerry Lewis and Count Basie on the set of the 1960 film)

by Lewis, Jerry (starring, producer); Frank Tashlin (director, screenwriter); Mal Bulloch (still photographer); Ed Wynn, Judith Anderson, Henry Silva (starring)

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Published
1960
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Hollywood: Jerry Lewis Productions, 1960. Vintage photograph of Jerry Lewis and jazz impresario Count Basie on the set of the 1960 film, in which Basie stars as himself. With holograph annotations in pencil on the verso. Jerry Lewis' answer to the classic Cinderella story. When his father dies, poor Fella is left at the mercy of… Read more
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Chappaqua (Original photograph from the 1966 film)

by Rooks, Conrad (director, screenwriter, starring); Jean-Louis Barrault, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ravi Shankar, Paula Pritchett, Ornette Coleman (starring)

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Published
1966
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$325.00

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Universal City: Universal Pictures, 1966. Vintage photograph from the 1966 film. With holograph annotations on the verso. Rooks' first film, a semi-autobiographical account of a man who travels to France to undergo a drug-withdrawal cure. With cameos by a virtual who's-who of counterculture figures of the time, including Allen Ginsberg (as "Messiah"), William S. Burroughs (as… Read more
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The Subterraneans (Original photograph from the 1960 film)

by MacDougall, Ranald (director); Jack Kerouac (novel); Rober Thom (screenwriter); Leslie Caron, George Peppard, Janice Rule, Roddy McDowall (starring)

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Published
1960
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$300.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: MGM, 1960. Original vintage photograph of Janice Rule and Gerry Mulligan from the 1960 film. With a type written description, and holograph annotations in red crayon and graphite on the verso. From one perspective, a fairly one-dimensional representation-perhaps even a caricature-of Beat culture, but culturally fascinating in that it was made at… Read more
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Original photograph of Dizzy Gillespie and Lorraine Willis, 1952

by Gillespie, Dizzy; Lorraine Willis (subjects)

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Published
1952
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$300.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1952. Vintage borderless photograph of Dizzy Gillespie, wife Lorraine Willis and their entourage arriving at the Saint Lazare railway station in Paris, March 10, 1952. Mimeo snipe, holograph annotations and press agency stamps on the verso. Dizzy Gillespie began recording what would become "The Great Blue Star Sessions 1952-1953" on March 25th, 1952 at the Theatre… Read more
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The Vintage Guitar, Volume 3 (First Edition)

by Yasuda, Mac

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Published
2001
Edition
First Edition
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$175.00

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Tokyo: Shinko Music Publishing Company, 2001. First Edition. First Edition. With the uncommon pale blue wraparound belly band. Profusely illustrated in color photos throughout. Text in Japanese. Fine and unread in a Fine dust jacket and Fine belly band.
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Jazz Album Covers: The Rare and the Beautiful (Signed First Edition)

by Daver, Manek (author); Andy Warhol, Herman Leonard, K. Abe, David Stone Martin, Gil Melle, Pierre Merlin, Frank Gauna (designers)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1994
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9784766107265
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$875.00

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Tokyo: Graphic-sha Publishing, 1994. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by author Manek Daver on the half-title page. One of the best conceived and executed references ever published on the design work behind classic American jazz albums, focusing on some of the best designers (Andy Warhol, Herman Leonard, David Stone Martin) and labels (Blue Note, Debut, Southland). Illustrated… Read more
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