"Ship Ahoy" A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture
Tommy Dorsey, Buddy Rich, Red Skelton, and Eleanor Powell posed in a publicity shot for the film "Ship Ahoy." Dorsey is playing trombone while Rich and Skelton hold drum sticks. Powell is holding one leg up and to the side., 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Artie Shaw and Tommy Dorsey
Artie Shaw and Tommy Dorsey talking with an unidentified man. Shaw is standing in the center holding his clarinet while looking down at a case held by Dorsey. Both Shaw and Dorsey are smoking cigarettes., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Negative included with photograph.
Benny Carter, Dave Dexter, Tommy Dorsey, unidentified man, and Al Jarvis on "Can You Tie That"
Dave Dexter, Tommy Dorsey, and an unidentified man standing behind Benny Carter and Al Jarvis. All are looking at Jarvis, seated next to a KLAC microphone. The group is gathered before a broadcast of "Can You Tie That" KLAC radio program in Los Angeles, California., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Count Basie, Jimmy Cagney, Ginger Rogers, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, and Don Wilson
Backstage at a broadcast to American soldiers over the Armed Forces Radio Service network in 1945 are Count Basie, Jimmy Cagney, Ginger Rogers, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, and Don Wilson. Cagney and Miss Rogers were popular cinema stars of the 1940-50 period (from photo caption)., 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Danny Kaye leading band of Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Charlie Barnet, Louis Armstrong, and Lionel Hampton
Danny Kaye performing with a band featuring Benny Goodman playing clarinet, Tommy Dorsey playing trombone, Charlie Barnet playing saxophone, Louis Armstrong playing trumpet and Lionel Hampton playing vibraphone in a still shot from the film "A Song Is Born" Kaye is holding one arm up and smiling., 1948, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Promotional info on movie attached to back of photo.
Jack Benny, Lionel Hampton, Jimmy Cagney, Ginger Rogers, Count Basie, Deanna Durbin, and Tommy Dorsey
Jack Benny, Lionel Hampton, Jimmy Cagney, Ginger Rogers, Count Basie, Deanna Durbin, and Tommy Dorsey (left to right) standing in a semi-circle, posing for photo. Benny holds a violin and Dorsey holds a trombone., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of print.
Jimmy Dorsey, Dave Dexter, and Ed Flynn
Jimmy Dorsey, Dave Dexter, Ed Flynn, and a group of unidentified people crowded together and laughing. Dorsey is standing on the left, looking forward and smiling. Dexter is seated in the center, looking forward and smiling., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jimmy Dorsey, Dave Dexter, and Ed Flynn
Ed Flynn, Jimmy Dorsey, Dave Dexter, and a group of unidentified people sitting together and listening to music. Flynn is sitting third from left, wearing a uniform. Dorsey is standing fifth from left, looking to the side. Dexter is standing sixth from left, looking forward with eyes shut., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Lauritz Melchior and Tommy Dorsey rehearsing on stage
Lauritz Melchior, Metropolitan opera heroic tenor, and guest of Tommy Dorsey, emcee and trombone soloist of the RCA Show, as they rehearsed their lines before the popular NBC program went on the air at a recent broadcast. The occasion marked the reunion of the famous singer and Dorsey, since they also appeared together in MGM's musical "Thrill of a Romance." Both record exclusively for RCA Victor (from photo caption)., September 21, 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Tommy Dorsey
Headshot of Tommy Dorsey smiling and looking to the side. Dorsey is wearing a black tuxedo., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Negative included with print.
Tommy Dorsey
Publicity photo of Tommy Dorsey seated and holding a trombone while looking to the side. Dorsey is wearing black tuxedo., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Tommy Dorsey and Pat Dane
Tommy Dorsey and Pat Dane embracing in the back seat of a car. Dorsey is leaning back and kissing Dane's cheek., No date; likely 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Tommy Dorsey and Pat Dane kissing
Tommy Dorsey kissing Pat Dane on the cheek while standing outdoors., 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Red arrows and markings on photo for print transfer.
Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra
Publicity photo of Tommy Dorsey holding a trombone and facing forward while looking to the side. Dorsey is wearing a light colored jacket and tie., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Management: MCA Music Corporation of America; London, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Cleveland, Dallas, Atlanta
Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra
Headshot of Tommy Dorsey looking to the side and wearing a light colored jacket and tie., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Management: MCA Music Corporation of America; London, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Cleveland, Dallas, Atlanta, Victor Records
Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra
Publicity photo of Tommy Dorsey seated and turning forward while smiling. Dorsey is wearing a light colored jacket and tie., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Management: MCA Music Corporation of America; London, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Cleveland, Dallas, Atlanta
Tommy Dorsey in a crowd
Tommy Dorsey standing in a crowd of unidentified people in a studio. Dorsey is turned to the side and talking., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Tommy Dorsey playing trombone
King of Swing: Musical melodies to fit the taste of America's dancing feet, whether it's swing or sweet, are contributed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Technicolor extravaganza, "Broadway Rhythm," by Tommy Dorsey, the Sentimental Gentleman of Swing, and his orchestra. Heading the cast of the gay musical are George Murphy and Ginny Simms. Others contributing music or merriment are Charles Winninger, Ben Blue and Nancy Walker, Gloria De Haven and Kenny Bowers, Lena Horne and Eddie "Rochester" Anders, Hazel Scott, and Bunny Waters. Roy Del Ruth directed "Broadway Rhythms," which is brought to the screen by Producer Jack Cummings (from photo transfer)., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., White and red markings on photo for pint transfer.
Tommy Dorsey playing trombone on stage
A photograph from below of Tommy Dorsey playing trombone on stage with unidentified musicians in the background. Dorsey is playing into a microphone with his eyes shut., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Tommy Dorsey playing trombone on stage
A photograph from the side of Tommy Dorsey playing trombone on stage with an unidentified musician in the background. Dorsey is wearing a tuxedo shirt and looking down at a music stand., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, and Lionel Hampton
Tommy Dorsey holding a trombone and looking down. Dorsey is standing next to Count Basie and Lionel Hampton, both playing a vibraphone in a studio., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Tommy Dorsey, Dave Dexter, Jimmy Dorsey, and Al Jarvis on broadcast of "Can You Tie That"
Tommy Dorsey, Dave Dexter, Jimmy Dorsey, and Al Jarvis sitting in a tile studio at tables with microphones and water pitchers for broadcast of "Can You Tie That" KLAC radio program in Los Angeles, California., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Tommy Dorsey, Dave Dexter, and Jimmy Dorsey
Tommy Dorsey, Dave Dexter, and Jimmy Dorsey at studio tables with microphones and water pitchers. Dexter is holding a cigarette and looking to the side., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey
Publicity photo of Tommy Dorsey playing trombone and Jimmy Dorsey playing saxophone. Both are wearing tuxedos. Tommy is standing above Jimmy., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.