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image of Original photograph of Marion Williams, circa 1980s

Original photograph of Marion Williams, circa 1980s

by Marion Williams (subject)

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Published
1980
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$85.00

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Paris: Interpress, 1980. Vintage borderless portrait photograph of gospel singer Marion Williams, circa 1980s. Williams was born in Miami, Florida, and began singing in her mother's Pentecostal church and on street corners at a young age. She was discovered by Clara Ward of the Famous Ward Singers in 1946, and remained with the group for the next… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Count Basie, circa 1960s

Original photograph of Count Basie, circa 1960s

by Count Basie (subject)

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Published
1960
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$65.00

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Paris: Interpress, 1960. Vintage borderless photograph of jazz composer, bandleader, and pianist Count Basie, circa 1960s. With a printed mimeo snipe affixed to the verso noting a televised screening of Basie's performance at the "Jazz a Juan" Festival in Juan-les-Pins, Antibes, France. 6 x 8 inches. Very Good, lightly faded, with light creasing to the edges. … Read more
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Original photograph of Earl "Fatha" Hines, circa 1970s

by Earl Hines (subject)

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Published
1970
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$150.00

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Paris: Interpress, 1970. Vintage borderless photograph of legendary jazz pianist and bandleader Earl "Fatha" Hines at the piano, circa 1970s. Mimeo snipe to the verso, noting Hines' appearance on a jazz special on French television. 8 x 6 inches. Very Good plus, slightly wavy, with some wear to the finish on the bottom edge.
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image of Original photograph of Dizzy Gillespie, circa 1977

Original photograph of Dizzy Gillespie, circa 1977

by Dizzy Gillespie (subject)

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Published
1977
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$75.00

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Paris: Interpress, 1977. Vintage borderless matte-finish black and white photograph of jazz trumpet great Dizzy Gillespie, circa 1977. With a mimeo snipe on the verso, noting a televised screening of Gillespie's performance at La Grande Parade du Jazz, a jazz festival in Nice. 5.5 x 8 inches. Near Fine.
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image of The Man with the Golden Arm (Original photograph of Otto Preminger on the set of the 1955 film)

The Man with the Golden Arm (Original photograph of Otto Preminger on the set of the 1955 film)

by Otto Preminger (director); Nelson Algren (novel); Eugene Kornman (photographer); Walter Newman, Lewis Meltzer (screenwriters); Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak (starring)

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Published
1955
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$150.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1955. Vintage matte-finish reference photograph of Otto Preminger on the set of the 1955 film. Based on the 1949 novel by Nelson Algren, about a strung-out jazz drummer in Chicago trying to make it, caught between the wife who tries to manipulate him into staying with her and the hostess at a… Read more
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image of Paris Blues (Original photograph of Paul Newman from the 1961 film)

Paris Blues (Original photograph of Paul Newman from the 1961 film)

by Martin Ritt (director); Harold Flender (novel); Walter Bernstein, Irene Kamp, Jack Sher, Lulla Rosenfeld (screenwriters); Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong (starring)

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Published
1961
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$125.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1961. Vintage borderless reference photograph of actor Paul Newman from the 1961 film. In 1960s Paris, two expatriate jazz musicians-one white (Newman), one Black (Sidney Poitier)-are torn between staying in France and moving back to America when they fall in love with two American tourist girls. Set and shot on location in Paris.… Read more
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image of Paris Blues (Original photograph from the 1961 film)

Paris Blues (Original photograph from the 1961 film)

by Martin Ritt (director); Harold Flender (novel); Walter Bernstein, Irene Kamp, Jack Sher, Lulla Rosenfeld (screenwriters); Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong (starring)

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Published
1961
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$350.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1961. Vintage borderless reference photograph from the 1961 film, showing actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward kissing on the streets of Paris. With holograph ink and pencil annotations on the verso, identifying Woodward and Newman. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. In 1960s Paris, two expatriate jazz musicians-one white (Newman), one… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Count Basie, circa 1968

Original photograph of Count Basie, circa 1968

by William James "Count" Basie (subject)

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Published
1968
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$150.00

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London: British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC], 1968. Vintage black and white photograph of Count Basie, circa 1968. Mimeo snipe to the verso advertising Basie's appearance on BBC-2's "Show of the Week," along with a date stamp reading 5 DEC 1968, along with holograph pencil cropping annotations. Basie was one of the best known jazz pianist band leaders in… Read more
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image of Jon Hendricks' Evolution of the Blues (Original program and three original photographs from the Westwood Playhouse production, circa 1978)

Jon Hendricks' Evolution of the Blues (Original program and three original photographs from the Westwood Playhouse production, circa 1978)

by Jon Hendricks (director, writer, starring); Donald McKayle (director; choreographer); Ka-Ron Brown, Rosalind Cash, Gary Chapman (starring_

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Published
1978
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$85.00

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N.p.: California Stage Review, 1978. Vintage "California Stage Review" program for the Westwood Playhouse production of "Jon Hendricks' Evolution of the Blues," with three black and white photographs, housed in the original envelope, circa 1978. Laid in program is a 6.5 x 5.5 inch flyer for the Coronet Theatre's production of "Bullshot Drummond." Jon Hendricks first created… Read more
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image of Photograph of Cole Porter, circa 1940s, struck circa 1950s

Photograph of Cole Porter, circa 1940s, struck circa 1950s

by Cole Porter (subject)

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Published
1950
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$225.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Vintage double weight photograph of Cole Porter, circa 1940s, struck from the original negative circa 1950s. "TV Times" stamp on verso. 8 x 10 inches. Light creasing in far corners, else Near Fine.
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image of Between Midnight and Day (Limited Edition)

Between Midnight and Day (Limited Edition)

by Dick; Waterman Peter Guralnichk (introduction), Bonnie Rait (preface)

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Published
2004
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781886069756
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$1,350.00

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San Rafael, CA: Insight Editions, 2004. First Edition. Folio. First Edition, one of 450 copies (this being No. 250) SIGNED by the photographer and including a signed photographic print. A collection of photographs taken by Dick Waterman throughout his long association with the blues as a writer, promoter, and founder of Avalon Productions, the first booking agency… Read more
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image of The Cotton Club (Three original photographs from the 1984 film)

The Cotton Club (Three original photographs from the 1984 film)

by Francis Ford Coppola (director, screenwriter); James Haskins (book); Mario Puzo (story); William Kennedy (screenwriter); Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane (starring)

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Published
1984
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$25.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: Orion Pictures Corporation, 1984. Three vintage studio still photographs from the 1984 film. Inspired by James Haskins' 1977 photo history book about the famed Harlem club. An extravagant production with a star-studded cast, the film follows the lives of musicians in the famed Jazz Age in Harlem who become embroiled with various local mobsters.… Read more
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image of Satchmo the Great (Original photograph of Louis Armstrong and Edward R. Murrow from the 1957 film)

Satchmo the Great (Original photograph of Louis Armstrong and Edward R. Murrow from the 1957 film)

by Louis Armstrong (subject, starring); Edward R. Murrow (screenwriter, starring); Leonard Bernstein, James Young, Barrett Deems, Billy Kyle, Arvell Shaw (starring)

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Published
1957
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$475.00

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Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1957. Vintage studio still photograph from the 1957 documentary film, showing jazz great Louis Armstrong and reporter Edward R. Murrow. A biography following Armstrong and his band as they embark on a world tour. Shot on location in Cape Town, South Africa, in London, England, and in Memphis, New Orleans,… Read more
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$475.00
image of Ballad in Blue (Collection of four original photographs from the 1965 film)

Ballad in Blue (Collection of four original photographs from the 1965 film)

by Ray; Charles Tom Bell, Mary Peach, Dawn Addams (starring); Paul Henreid (director, screenwriter); Burton Wohl (screenwriter)

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Published
1965
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$550.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1965. Collection of four vintage reference photographs from the 1965 film. A blind musician (Ray Charles, playing himself) helps a blind boy and his down-on-their-luck family, including the boy's overprotective mother and her hard-drinking composer boyfriend. Shot on location in Paris and London. 10 x 8 inches. Near Fine.
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$550.00
image of Too Late Blues (Original photograph taken on the set of the 1961 film)

Too Late Blues (Original photograph taken on the set of the 1961 film)

by John Cassavetes (director, screenwriter); Richard Carr (screenwriter); Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens, Everett Chambers (starring)

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Published
1961
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$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1961. Vintage reference photograph of director John Cassavetes in conversation with actors Bobby Darin and Stella Stevens on the set of the 1961 film. With holograph pencil cropping annotations on the verso. From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler. Struggling jazz musician John "Ghost" Wakefield (Bobby Darin) pursues a romantic relationship with… Read more
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$325.00
image of Two original hand-tinted color photographs of Josephine Baker, circa 1950s

Two original hand-tinted color photographs of Josephine Baker, circa 1950s

by Josephine Baker (subject); Henry C. Bovet (photographer)

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Published
1950
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$2,000.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Two vintage matte-finish, hand-tinted color photographs of Josephine Baker performing onstage in Lausanne, Switzerland, circa 1950s. Both photos signed in holograph pencil by photographer Henry C. Bovet on the bottom right corner, with the additional notation "Lausanne." Baker moved to France in 1925, where she quickly gained success as an erotic dancer and actress,… Read more
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Original poster for a performance by the Johnny Griffin Quartet, circa 1960s

by Johnny; Griffin Jimmy Woode, Ruphert Clemendore, Henno Tooming

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Published
1960
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$875.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Vintage poster for a performance by jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin at the Gyllene Cirkeln (Golden Circle) club in Stockholm, Sweden, circa 1960s. Text in Swedish, with a brief biography of Griffin, noting this is his first visit to Sweden, and he is accompanied by Jimmy Woode on bass, Ruphert Clemedor on drums, and Henno Tooming on… Read more
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Screaming Mimi (Collection of four original photographs from the 1958 film)

by Anita Ekberg, Phil Carey, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Harry Townes (starring); Fredric Brown [Frederic, Frederick] (novel); Gerd Oswald (director); Robert Blees (screenwriter)

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Published
1957
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$675.00

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Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1957. Collection of four vintage photographs from the 1958 film. Mimeo snipe and Columbia Pictures copyright stamp with credit for photographer Van Pelt on verso of all photographs. One of the weirdest and most wonderful of the Columbia B-noirs, and a very faithful adaptation of Fredric Brown's byzantine 1949 novel, with Anita… Read more
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$675.00
image of Thelonious Monk quartet in concert in Paris, 1964 (Collection of five original photographs and two original contact sheets)

Thelonious Monk quartet in concert in Paris, 1964 (Collection of five original photographs and two original contact sheets)

by Thelonious; Monk Charlie Rouse (subjects); Alain Dessalles (photographer)

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Published
1964
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$2,000.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1964. Collection of five vintage, oversize, borderless photographs and two contact sheets (with 59 images) of the Thelonious Monk Quartet in performance at the La Maison de l'ORTF (Office de Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise) in Paris on February 23, 1964. Photographs with the stamp of photographer Alain Dessalles on the verso. The quartet here includes saxophonist Charlie Rouse,… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Ray Charles on stage in Paris, 1961

Original photograph of Ray Charles on stage in Paris, 1961

by Ray Charles (subject); Jean-Pierre Leloir (photographer)

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Published
1961
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$500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1961. Vintage borderless photograph of Ray Charles at the organ, performing in Paris in October 1961. With the stamps of photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir and Radio-Magazine on the verso, along with holograph pencil annotations regarding layout. 7 x 9.25 inches. Very Good plus.
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