All about the fight at the Canidrome
Tamara Lewis; Jimmie Carson; Joe McCutcheon with Teddy Weatherford; newspaper clippings about the fight in the Canidrome Ballroom that resulted in Buck Clayton and his Harlem Gentlemen leaving Shanghai; Shanghai, China., No date; likely 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Mixed media of 3 photos with handwritten captions and 4 newspaper clippings. Top row newspaper clippings, left to right: "Fistic Comedy--Drama At Canidrome", "Notice Served On B. Clayton's Band Because of Fight", and from the Shanghai Show World by Max Chaichek, "Shanghailanders are critical, but they are also fair". Middle row, left to right: Newspaper clipping titled "Clayton Band to Leave Shanghai", and a portrait photo captioned Tamara Lewis. Bottom row, left to right: a photo captioned Joe & Teddy.
Buck Clayton and his Harlem Gentlemen on the Canidrome Ballroom Stage
Portrait of Buck Clayton and his Harlem Gentlemen at the Canidrome Ballroom; Shanghai, China. Teddy Buckner, Joe McCutchin, Reginald Jones, Arcima Taylor, Duke Upshaw, Frank Pasley, Buck Clayton, Bumps Myers, Jack Bratton, Caughey Roberts, Baby Lews, Happy Johnson, Eddie Beal., No date; likely 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten captions: Shanghai China, "Buck Claytons "Harlem Gentlemen, "Teddy" Joe "Jonsy" Arcima Upshaw Frank "Buck" "Bumps" Jack Couchy "Babe" "Happy" Eddie.
Buck Clayton and his Harlem Gentlemen on the Canidrome Ballroom Stage, November 6th, No date; likely 1934
Portrait of Buck Clayton and his Harlem Gentlemen at the Canidrome Ballroom; Shanghai, China. Teddy Buckner, Joe McCutchin, Reginald Jones, Arcima Taylor, Duke Upshaw, Frank Pasley, Buck Clayton, Bumps Myers, Jack Bratton, Caughey Roberts, Baby Lews, Happy Johnson, Eddie Beal., November 6, 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption: Canidrome Ballroom Nov. 6th "34".
Canidrome Ballroom with Mort Ruby pointed out
Buck Clayton and his Harlem Gentlemen performing as people dance at the Canidrome Ballroom. Mort Ruby with an arrow is written on the picture; Shanghai, China., No date; likely between 1934 and 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., A professional photograph of the Canidrome ballroom by "Ahjong Shanghai", mounted on a photo album page, with a handwritten caption, "Canidrome Ballroom and Band, Shanghai". There is the name "Mort Ruby" written in pen on the photo with an arrow pointing to a man in the photo, Mort Ruby, born 1903, managed musicians such as Charlie Barnet, Spike Jones, and Nat King Cole.
Canidrome Ballroom with an "X" where the fight took place.
Buck Clayton and his Harlem Gentlemen performing before an audience at the Canidrome Ballroom with an "X" and a dotted line following where the fight took place; Shanghai, China., No date; likely 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., A professional photograph of the Canidrome ballroom by "Ahjong Shanghai" with a handwritten caption "The Prize Fight Ring" (x marks the spot) with an handwritten "X" and a dotted line mapping out where the fight took place.
Canidrome yards
The Canidrome race track gate building, Shanghai, China., No date; likely between 1934 and 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., A professional photograph by "Ahjong Shanghai" mounted on a photograph album page of the gate building into the Canidrome racetrack.
Murray & Harris
Murray and Harris; Shanghai, China. Side 2 of 2-sided photo-album panel., No date; likely between 1934 and 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Photo album page of Buck Clayton and Derb in Hawaii
Derb with Sonny Lewis titled "Sunshine Kids"; Derb with an unidentified person titled "Hotcha" & Derb; Derb in a grass skirt titled "The Hulu Gal"; Buck with Tamara Lewis title "What is This?"; Derb and Buck; Bill Hegerman in a swimsuit and swim cap titled "Bill Hegerman "on Picknic"; Buck Clayton in casual clothes titled "C'm up & see me sometimes" Picknic at Chapoo; Buck Clayton on ship deck studying papers title Business Man; Shanghai, China and Hawaii. Side 1 of 2-sided photo-album panel., No date; likely between 1934 and 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 8 photos mounted on a photo album page with handwritten captions. Top row, left to right: "Sunshine Kids", "Hotcha" & Derb, "The Hulu Gal", and "What is This?". Bottom row, left to right: Derb & Buck, Bill Hagerman "on Picknic", "C'm up & see me sometimes" Picknic at Chapoo, and Business Man.
Photo album page of Buck Clayton in Shanghai with friends
Buck Clayton standing in white suit and skull cap; Joe McCutcheon and Baby Lewis with an unidentified Asian man, and Buck Clayton's head just out of the left of the photo mugging for the camera; Joe McCutcheon and Baby Lewis with an unidentified Asian man and "Babe"; Derb hugging Babe; Buck pulling Derb in a rickshaw with Baby Lewis and Joe McCutcheon standing on each side of her; Joe McCutcheon with Derb, Babe, and Baby Lewis; Shanghai, China. Side 2 of 2-sided photo-album panel., No date; likely between 1934 and 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 6 photos mounted on a photo album page with handwritten captions. Top row, left to right: Holt Caste, The Rifters, and Snake Hips & Co. Bottom row, left: Babe & Derb.
Photo album page of Buck Clayton on the streets of Shanghai with other musicians
Earl West on a rickshaw with a Asian rickshaw driver; Earl West on a rickshaw with a Asian rickshaw driver. The photo is double exposed; Buck standing with Mr. and Mrs. Percu; Buck standing with Eddie Beal in front of doors with a sign in Chinese above the doors; Buck standing on a sidewalk next to a police officer, both smoking in front of a gas pump with Pegasus under the insignia SDCONY on it; Buck standing on the sidewalk with Mrs. Percu and Eddie Beal; Buck standing on the sidewalk with an arm thrown around Mr. Percu whose are is thrown around Eddie Beal; Buck Clayton, Fedora tilted, seated in a rickshaw, rickshaw driver's left shoulder is visible; Shanghai, China., No date; likely between 1934 and 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 8 photos mounted on a photo album page with handwritten captions. Top row, left to right: Earl West, Trick photography (A Typical Eddie Beal Trick), Buck Mr. & Mrs. Percu, and "Buddie". Bottom row, left to right: Me and Police Lieutenant, Buck, Mrs. Percu & Eddie, Mr. Trumpet, Bass & Piano.
Photo album page of Buck and the band in China with a signed Duke Ellington portrait
Buck Clayton standing in white suit with handwritten caption "Tropical"; signed "To Buck Clayton Best Wishes Duke Ellington" portrait of Duke Ellington in script and green ink and captioned "The Duke"; Buck, Babe and Sonny Lewis riding a rickshaw with two band members pulling the rickshaw captioned Shanghai Yellow Cab; Buck and Derb with an unidentified woman captioned Babe Buck Derb; Buck and Joe McCutcheon with two unidentified men, possibly Cole Porter or Sam Browne or unidentified and Baby Lewis, captioned All Otays; Joe McCutcheon and Buck Clayton pulling a rickshaw with the Asian rickshaw driver in the rickshaw and captioned "Left Side"; Shanghai, China. Side 1 of 2-sided photo-album panel., No date; likely between 1934 and 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 6 photos mounted on a photo album page with handwritten captions. Top row, left to right: "Tropical", "The Duke", and Shanghai Yellow Cab. Bottom row, left to right: Babe Buck Derb, "All Otays", and "Left Side".
Photo album page of Derb and the band in Shanghai, China
Caricature of Teddy Weatherford on newsprint signed by Eveleigh; Tamara Lewis with Caughey Roberts; Tamara Lewis with Sonny Lewis and a sister; The sister, Derb, and Tamara Lewis; members of the band; Shanghai, China with handwritten captions. Side 1 of 2-sided photo-album panel., No date; likely between 1934 and 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 6 photos mounted on a photo album page with handwritten captions. Left: Newspaper clipping of a caricature of Teddy Weatherford, "Sea Gull". Top row, left to right: Tommy & Couchy, Wife husband & Sister, and Three Little Russians. Bottom: First rehearsal in Shanghai.
Photo album page of interesting people Buck and Derb met in China
Derb with an unidentified woman (photo is overexposed); Buck Clayton on the ship, President Hoover; an unidentified smiling Asian man in a uniform; two unidentified men, an Asian man and possibly Baby Lewis; an unidentified man, possibly Indian Sikh. Side 2 of 2-sided photo-album panel., No date; likely between 1934 and 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Photo album page the trip from Shanghai to Honolulu
A person diving from the side of a ship beside a lifeboat captioned "Joe E. Brown taking picture"; People on a pier waving captioned "Leaving Honolulu"; an Asian man standing, with a walking stick and basket, carrying a person on his back while a rickshaw and driver pass behind captioned "Shanghai Beggars"; a photo of the "Harlem Gentlemen" with a small boy; a photo of a pier with a tugboat going by captioned "Aloha"; a photo of a ship deck shuffleboard court with Joe E Brown in a suit in the foreground, Buck and Derb in swimsuits over Joe's right shoulder and other members of the Harlem Gentlemen over Joe's right shoulder., No date; likely 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Panel of 7 photos mounted on a photo album page with handwritten captions: Top left: Joe E. Brown Taking Picture; top right: Leaving Honolulu; Bottom left: Shanghai Beggars; Top middle: Harlem gentlemen; Bottom middle: "Aloha"; Bottom right: Movie Kings (All).
Photo album page with photos and newspaper clippings from China
A torn photo of Buck Clayton's sister, Margery and Clarence; Jimmie Carson and a band on a rooftop; Mrs. Percu leaning on a fence in front of a billboard in Chinese; two newspaper clippings about the fight in the Canidrome Ballroom between Buck Clayton and E.T. Jack Riley; Shanghai, China., No date; likely 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Mixed media of 3 photos with handwritten captions, one torn, and two newspaper articles. Top row, left to right: Margery & Clarence, My "sis" Margery, Riley's Suit Against Canidrome Rejected, Plaintiff to Pay Costs. Bottom row newspaper clipping titled: Jack Riley Asks U.S. $5000 For Fracas At Canidrome.
Two programs from the Canidrome Ballroom
Entertainment programs and menus from the Canidrome Ballroom in Shanghai, China. Program performer information: Mistress of Ceremonies, Ursula Preston, Thelma Porter, Derby Clayton; Fay Courtney, Harlan & Janet Milner, Marya & Marta, music by Teddy Weatherford, presenting Buck Clayton and His Harlem Gentlemen. The back of the first program dated Sunday, 8th July, likely 1934 gives a performance biography of Derby Clayton and the back of the second program dated Monday, 2nd July, likely 1934 gives a performance biography of Buck Clayton and his Harlem Gentlemen. Unique menus for each evening are printed inside on the left-side panel. Side 2 of 2-sided photo-album panel., July 2 and 8, 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.