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"Pee Wee" Hunt
Illustration of "Pee Wee" Hunt featuring his head and upper chest. Hunt is looking forward and smiling, wearing a tuxedo and white bowtie., 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
"Pee Wee" Hunt Casa Loma Orchestra
Publicity photo for "Pee Wee" Hunt and the Casa Loma Orchestra featuring a headshot of Hunt looking forward and smiling. Hunt is wearing a pinstripe suit and black tie., No date; likely between 1935 and 1936, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo inscribed to Dexter; inscription date is July 25, 1936.
"Pee Wee" Hunt and Kenny Sargent
Casa Loma Orchestra band leaders "Pee Wee" Hunt and Kenny Sargent wearing dark suits and smiling. Hunt is standing on the left wearing glasses and Sargent is on the right., No date; likely between 1935 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of photo.
"Percussion" Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
Publicity photo of Jimmy Crawford playing a tam-tam and surrounded by percussion equipment. Crawford is holding mallets in each hand and wearing a black tuxedo., No date; likely between 1936 and 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Personal direction: Harold Oxley, Lunceford Artists Inc., 28 East 49th Street, New York City.
"Stuff" Smith
Publicity photo of "Stuff" Smith holding a violin under one arm and looking forward while smiling. Smith is wearing a black tuxedo and bowtie., No date; likely between 1935 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Exclusive Management: Band Division, NBC Artist Service, A unit of the National Broadcasting Co., Inc., 30 Rockefeller Plaza, NYC.
"Wingy" Manone and Nappy Lamare
Nappy Lamare playing guitar and "Wingy" Manone playing trumpet in a studio with microphones in the background and foreground. Lamare is looking back at Manone who is facing forward., No date; likely between 1935 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
"Wingy" Manone's Band
A group photo of "Wingy" Manone's Band in a recording studio. Seated (left to right) are Nappy Lamare, "Wingy" Manone, and Matty Matlock. Standing (left to right, in back) are Abe Lincoln, Jake Flores, Zutty Singleton, Stanley Wrightsman and Phil Stephens., No date; likely between 1935 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Four copies of photo; negative included with photo.
Abe Lyman and his Californians
Headshot of Abe Lyman looking to the side and smiling. Lyman is wearing a white suit jacket and tie., No date; likely between 1935 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Music Corporation of America, London, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Cleveland, Dallas.
Ace Nite Club
Ace Nite Club, located at 700 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Two cars are parked on the street in front and an unidentified man stands next to the entrance., No date; likely between 1931 and 1935, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of photo; negative included with print.
Al Bowlly
Headshot of Al Bowlly wearing a suit and tie while leaning forward and smiling at camera., No date; likely between 1931 and 1935, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy
Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy posing on stage for a photo. Musicians include Mary Lou Williams at the piano, John Harrington holding a saxophone, Ben Webster holding a saxophone, Pha Terrell (musical director) holding a conducting baton, John Williams holding a saxophone, Ben Thigpen sitting at a drum set, Harry Lawson holding a trumpet, Ted Brinson holding a guitar, Irving "Mouse" Randolph holding a trumpet, Kirk (leader) sitting next to a tuba, Ted Donnelly holding a trombone, and Earl Thomson holding a trumpet., February 16, 1934, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Negative included with photo; photo is inscribed., Copyright notice from Kansas City Museum on back of photo.
Anson Weeks
Publicity photo of Anson Weeks from the side. Weeks is standing with one leg raised and leaning forward while resting one hand on his knee. Weeks is holding a conducting baton in the other hand. Weeks is wearing a black tuxedo and bowtie., No date; likely between 1935 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Ben Pollack and his Orchestra
Headshot of Ben Pollack looking to the side and smiling. Pollack is wearing a black suit jacket and patterned tie., No date; likely between 1935 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Management: Music Corporation of America. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Cleveland. Producers of the World's Finest Orchestras and Entertainment.
Benny Carter and his orchestra
Publicity photo of Benny Carter seated at an angle and looking forward. Carter is wearing a tuxedo with bowtie and holding a saxophone in one hand on his lap., November 26, 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Benny Carter and his orchestra
Publicity photo from the side of Benny Carter playing trumpet up in the air with one hand pointing up. Carter is wearing a tuxedo with bowtie., November 26, 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Management: Music Corporation of America ; New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Dallas
Benny Goodman and his orchestra with Helen Ward Featured Vocalist
Publicity photo of Helen Ward and Benny Goodman facing forward and smiling. Ward is wearing a satin dress and leaning against Goodman who is wearing a white suit and holding a clarinet under his arm., 1936, 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
Benny Meroff and his orchestra
Headshot of Benny Meroff turning forward and looking to the side while smiling. Meroff is wearing a light colored suit and dark tie., No date; likely between 1935 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Mills Artists, Inc., 799 Seventh Ave., N.Y.
Benny Meroff and his orchestra
Illustration of Benny Meroff conducting. Meroff is holding a conducting baton in one hand and pointing up with the other. The illustration is an angular and exaggerated drawing of Meroff looking forward and smiling., No date; likely between 1935 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Mills Artists, Inc., 799 Seventh Ave., N.Y.
Benny Strong and his Orchestra
Publicity photo of Benny Strong looking to the side with a neutral expression. Strong is wearing a pinstripe suit and checkered tie., No date; likely between 1935 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Management: Music Corporation of America. London, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Cleveland, Dallas.
Bob Strong and his Orchestra
Publicity photo of Bob Strong resting a saxophone on one leg up on a chair. Strong is looking forward and smiling, wearing a patterned suit jacket., No date; likely between 1935 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Management: Music Corporation of America. London, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Cleveland, Dallas.
Bob Strong and his Orchestra
Headshot of Bob Strong looking to the side and smiling. Strong is wearing a black tuxedo and bowtie., No date; likely between 1935 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Management: Music Corporation of America. London, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Cleveland, Dallas.
Bob Strong and his Orchestra
Publicity photo of Bob Strong playing a saxophone while looking to the side. Strong is wearing a black tuxedo and bowtie., No date; likely between 1935 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Management: Music Corporation of America. London, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Cleveland, Dallas.
Bobby Byrne and his orchestra
Headshot of Bobby Byrne leaning forward on arms, looking to the side, and holding a baton against his shoulder. Byrne is wearing a black tuxedo with white bowtie and handkerchief., No date; likely between 1931 and 1935, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Management: General Artists Corp ; New York, Chicago, Hollywood, Cincinnati, London.
Bobby Hackett
Headshot of Bobby Hackett looking to the side with a neutral expression while a holding trumpet. Hackett is wearing a tuxedo and bowtie. The photo caption reads: Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra., No date; likely between 1935 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Bobby Hackett
Publicity photo from the side of Bobby Hackett playing trumpet. Hackett is wearing a suit and tie. A photo caption reads: Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra., No date; likely between 1935 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Boogie Woogie Boys
Publicity photo of the Boogie-Woogie Boys featuring Pete Johnson, Meade "Lux" Lewis, Joe Turner, and Albert Ammons. All four are smiling, wearing tuxedoes with white handkerchiefs, and facing forward in two rows., 1939, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Photo autographed and inscribed to Dexter; negative included with print.
Boyce Brown playing saxophone
Boyce Brown looking down while seated and playing saxophone during a performance or rehearsal. Brown is wearing a dark jacket, vest, and tie. An unidentified pianist and drummer are in the background., No date; likely between 1935 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Boyce Brown wearing white tuxedo
Boyce Brown wearing a white tuxedo and black bowtie. Brown is looking down with arms resting on a railing. In the background are pool chairs, tables, and umbrellas., 1937, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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