Bon Voyage to Shanghai
Gladys "Derb" Henderson and Buck Clayton surrounded by a group of people including Duke Ellington, in front of a ship in California., No date; likely 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photograph is laminated
Buck Clayton's wedding
Gladys "Derb" Henderson and Buck Clayton's being married at Paramount Studios; Hollywood, California; Surrounded by actors, musicians, and the Cotton Club Chorus Line., March 5, 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., 2 identical photos. 1st photo 17 x 22 cm, 2nd photo 7 x 5 cm., Handwritten description on back.
Photo album page including a Boston Terrier and a few photos in their wedding clothes
Pantages Theatre marquee with Buck Clayton as a performer; Buck Clayton with unidentified man boxing; Buck Clayton holding Derb still in their wedding clothes; Clayton's Boston Terrier dog, Ghandi: Clayton with his dog Ghandi; Derb, in a house dress and apron, and an unidentified woman, in a suit, holding a pot, and playing with Derb's hair, laughing. Side 1 of 2-sided photo-album panel., No date; likely 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Album page of mounted photos on both sides.
Photo album page mostly of Buck and Derb in Hawaii
Buck and Derb with members of the band "A bunch at Hawaiians"; Buck and Derb with members of the band "Arriving in Honolulu"; Derb with three unidentified people "High Diver & Entertainers"; Buck and Derb at the Queen's Palace (Honolulu); Buck, Derb and members of the band on the Palace grounds; Buck with other band members "August in 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., A panel of 6 photos mounted on a photo album page with handwritten captions. Top two left to right: A bunch of Hawaiians and Arriving in Honolulu. Middle two left to right: High Diver & "Entertaines" and At The Queens Palace (Honolulu). Bottom two left to right: "In Palace grounds" and August in China.
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 and Derb on their way to China
Derb on the S.S. President Hoover; Duke Ellington playing trumpet for Derb and Buck on their wedding day titled "A big bunch of Jibe" (A la Louie); Derb with Buck on a ship titled "Honey Moon"; Frank Pasley and Mrs. Pasley; Derb with three unidentified people titled "Four of the "Four Hundred"; Buck Clayton leaning over ship's bannister titled "Buck". Side 1 of 2-sided photo-album panel., 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten captions. 6 photos. Top three left to right: Derb on the S.S. Pres Hoover, Duke Derb Buck A big bunch of Jibe (A la Louie), and Honey Moon. Bottom three left to right: Mr. & Mrs. Pasley, Four of the "Four Hundred", and Buck.
Photo album page of Buck and Derb playing tennis
Buck about to serve in tennis standing by the court net; an Asian man pulling a double rickshaw with two African American men on board, the first man is possibly playing tennis standing by the court net, jokingly titled "Helen Wills"; Buck looking down at a tennis racket by the court net jokingly titled "Bill Tilden"; Derb with members of the band dressed all in white suits titled "The Gang"; Derb standing by tennis court net with two rackets under her arm titled "My Babe"; Derb with four Asian men titled "Derb and her boys". 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., Panel of 7 photos mounted on a photo album page with handwritten captions: Bottom left: "Bill Tilden". Top right: "Helen Wills". Bottom right: "My Babe". Center, top to bottom: Going to Work, "The gang", and Derb and her boys.
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 Buck, Derb, Tommy, and Sonny in China
Derb with Sonny Lewis; members of the band; Buck with Tamara Lewis; Derb with Tamara Lewis; Derb with an unidentified man; Buck with Derb, "Tommy," and Sonny Lewis; Buck. Side 2 of 2-sided photo-album panel., No date; likely between 1934- 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: Derb & Sonny. Bottom left: Derb & Tommy. Top right: Tommy & Buck. Bottom right: "Back up please". Middle, top to bottom: In the Grand old Gardens, The Gate Keeper, and Buck Derb, Tommy, and Somny [sic].
Photo album page of Buck, the band, wives, and dancers in Shanghai, China
Buck and Derb kissing while leaning on a fence with Buck peeking at the photographer; Derb with a racially diverse group of people; Buck leaning his back against a fence as a woman's hand caresses his right cheek with Tamara and Sonny Lewis in the background; Sonny Lewis and Tamara Lewis standing in a park in front of a tower; A group of people standing arm in arm, including Tamara Lewis, Buck, Derby; the same racially diverse group as described before in a picture captioned "Canidrome Cast"; Sonny Lewis and three unidentified people., No date; likely between 1934 and 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten captions. Top left: My! My! My!; Top middle: Black and White Review" Top right: Out door Barber Shop; Bottom left: Sonny & Tamara; Middle picture: "Drunk Again"; Bottom middle: Canidrome Cast; Bottom left: "Still Drunk".
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 Derb in Honolulu
Derb in evening gown and smoking "Mrs. Clayton, Please"; Derb with an unidentified group of people beside a horse and carriage "At the Pier"; Derb in evening gown with a jacket "Doib"; Derb with an unidentified man and child all crouching with a dog "Happy Anne Derb"; "Sonny Lewis"; Buck Clayton crouching with a dog "Buck"; a "Pool in Honolulu" with all boys. 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., Panel of 7 photos mounted on a photo album page with handwritten captions. Top left: Mrs. Clayton, Please. Top right: "Doib". Bottom left: Sonny Lewis. Bottom right: Pool in Honolulu. Middle row, top to bottom: At the Pier, Happy Anne Derb, and Buck.
Photo album page of a young Buck Clayton and Derb in fashionable clothing
Buck Clayton in suit with hands on hips pushing back jacket; Buck Clayton in suit with sunglasses and beret with left hand pushing back jacket; Buck Clayton standing, kissing Derb in fur coat; Buck Clayton standing in dark suit, looking back over left shoulder, playing a muted trumpet; Derb bending over to play with family dog, Ghandi and Ghandi standing on back legs; Derb in white suit and dark hat playing trumpet, double exposed. Side 2 of 2-sided photo-album panel., No date; likely 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Album page of mounted photos on both sides.
Photo album page of photos mostly of Derb in China
Derb and Tamara Lewis in a rickshaw with an Asian driver; an unidentified group of people with Derb and Tamara around and on a rickshaw; Derb and Tamara Lewis; two unidentified people on a rickshaw with a driver; Buck and Derb; an unidentified man named Bill on ship deck; the deck steward, Paul. 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., Panel of 7 photos mounted on a photo album page with handwritten captions. Top two photos, left to right: Just Two "Ladies", "League of Nations". Left photo: "Doib" & "Tommy". Middle photo: "Aint This A Mess". Left photo: "Mr & Mrs". Bottom two photos, left to right: Tough Bill and Paul (Deck Steward).
Photo album page of photos mostly taken in Hawaii and a couple of photos from China
Boy with a surfboard; an unidentified man, possibly Jack Bratton; Derb with an unidentified woman and the boy with his surfboard; Buck Clayton beside a rickshaw and its driver; Buck riding a rickshaw; Joe E. Brown standing on a boat; Derb standing beside rickshaws with a tennis racket. 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., Panel of 7 photos mounted on a photo album page with handwritten captions. Top four left to right: Beach Boy, Jack "Ovaltine", Waikiki, and Buck. Bottom four left to right: Rickshaw Papa, Joe E. Brown, and "the Champ".
Photo album page of the ship to Honolulu and a few tourist sites
Two unidentified men "Savage Serenade"; two members of the band, possibly Teddy Buckner and Duke Upshaw, "Two Brass Masters"; "Derb in Honolulu" holding a child; "Buck at Waikiki" in a swimsuit sitting on a seawall; "Queen's Palace (Honolulu)" mostly a photo of cars; Reginald Jones, Happy Lewis and Herbert "Bumps" Meyers "Jonsey Happy & Bumps"; Herbert "Bumps" Meyers "Bumps in "his" Pilch"; the ship named "Pres Hoover"; Joe McCutcheon with Teddy Weatherford "Vendome Boys"; "Little Hawaiian Girl"; and a profile photo of an unidentified woman titled "Sister Litvit". 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., Panel of 11 photos mounted on a photo album page with handwritten captions. Top row, left to right: "Savage Serenade", Two Brass Masters, Derb in Honolulu, and Buck at Waikiki. Middle row, left to right: Queen's Palace (Honolulu), Jonsey Happy & Bumps, and Bumps in "his" Pilch. Bottom row left to right: Pres Hoover, Vendome Boys, Little Hawaian Girl, and "Sister Litvit".
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).
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.
Wedding photo of Carl, Derb, and Buck
Carl Brisson shaking hands with Derb, with Buck Clayton looking on, on Buck's and Derb's wedding day, in a Paramount Pictures lot. Side 1 of 2-sided photo-album panel., March 5, 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten names on bottom of Carl, Derb, and Buck.
Wedding photo of Rev. Greggs, Duke Ellington, Derb, and Buck
Gladys "Derb" Henderson and Buck Clayton standing with Reverend Napoleon P. Greggs, in the lot of Paramount Pictures. Duke Ellington is standing behind them with a trumpet up to his mouth and arm extended on the bell., March 5, 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Handwritten caption: The Hook Up.