Andy Russell
Andy Russell wiping off with a towel while backstage at the Paramount Theatre in New York. Russell is looking to the side and smiling., July 8, 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Andy Russell
Andy Russell wiping off with a towel while backstage at the Paramount Theatre in New York. Russell is looking forward and smiling., July 8, 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Andy Russell and Bullets Durgom
Andy Russell looking down at his personal manager, Bullets Durgom, asleep in a crate backstage at the Paramount Theatre in New York., July 9, 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Benny Goodman relaxing on sofa at the DownBeat awards event
Benny Goodman relaxing on a sofa while looking up and smiling, during the 1939 Downbeat awards ceremony. Goodman is wearing glasses and a tuxedo, holding a cigarette. A photo caption reads: King of swing enjoys a cigarette between dances in Empire Room of Waldorf-Astoria., January 15, 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Dave Dexter, Big Joe Turner, and Pete Johnson
Pete Johnson, Dave Dexter, and Big Joe Turner during recording session for Decca Records "Kansas City Jazz" album produced by Dexter in New York City. Johnson is sitting at the piano and looking down while playing. Dexter is standing in the center looking down, wearing a pinstripe vest and striped tie. Turner is standing with one hand on the piano, looking down and wearing a black suit., November 11, 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Della Norell, Lila Seaman, Bullets Durgom, and Andy Russell
Della Norell, Lila Seaman, Bullets Durgom, and Andy Russell sitting at a dining table surrounded by unidentified patrons at the Copacabana in New York., No date; likely 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of photo; press release attached to back of photo.
Glenn Miller, Dave Dexter, and Tex Beneke
Glenn Miller and Dave Dexter presenting a Downbeat award to Tex Beneke at a ceremony in New York. Miller is standing on the left, holding two plaques and looking down. Dexter is standing in the center, looking forward and smiling, wearing a pinstripe suit. Beneke is standing on the right, reaching for one of the plaques and looking at Miller., 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Jule Styne and Barbra Streisand
Composer Jule Styne, singer Barbra Streisand, and an unidentified man posing for a photograph at the New York opening of the film "A Star is Born.", 1976, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Press release attached to photo., Blue and red markings on the photo crossing out the unidentified man.
New York demonstration on behalf of Artie Shaw
New York demonstration on behalf of Artie Shaw. Unidentified people standing outside and wearing coats are holding signs proclaiming affection for Shaw, likely in support of his discharge from armed service., No date; likely 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Pete Johnson and Big Joe Turner
Pete Johnson playing piano and Big Joe Turner singing into a microphone on stage at Café Society in New York City., 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of photo; two negatives with print.
Serge Koussevitzky
Serge Koussevitzky sitting in a large cushioned chair holding his head in one arm and looking to the side. Koussevitzky is wearing a pinstripe suit and holding a book on his lap., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Performance info attached to photo.
Sir Charles Thompson, Jimmy Butts, Dexter Gordon, Buck Clayto, J.C. Heard, and Charlie Parker
Sir Charles Thompson playing piano, Jimmy Butts playing bass, Dexter Gordon playing saxophone on the left, Buck Clayton playing trumpet, J.C. Heard playing drums, and Charlie Parker playing saxophone on the right. All are playing during a New York recording session., September 4, 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Tex Beneke celebrating 31st birthday
Unidentified assistant theater manager, theater manager Harry Greenman, Tex Beneke, holding a piece of cake, Mrs. Sandra Beneke, Paul Regan, and Beneke's manager Don W. Haynes on Beneke's 31st birthday at Capitol Theatre, New York. Everyone is standing against a wall behind a cake on the table., February 12, 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Info about Beneke's birthday on pack of print.
Tex Beneke celebrating 31st birthday
Lillian Lane and the Crew Chiefs sing "Happy Birthday" to Tex Beneke (second from left), backed by members of the Glenn Miller band; Karen Lyon, wife of acrobat Ladd Lyon, holds a cake while entertainer Paul Regan holds a suitcase (right); on the occasion of Beneke's 31st birthday; Capitol Theatre; New York., February 12, 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Info about Beneke's birthday on pack of print.
Vladimir Horowitz and Kenneth Glancy
The celebrated pianist Vladimir Horowitz is shown signing the contract which marks his return to RCA as an exclusive recording artist. Horowitz recorded for RCA from 1928 to 1962 when he went to another label. Looking on at the signing, in a ceremony at Horowitz' New York town house is RCA Records' President, Kenneth Glancy, and Little Nipper (from photo caption)., September 16,1975, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Woody Herman disembarking an airplane with his daughter
Woody Herman disembarking an airplane with his daughter Ingrid in New York. Herman is wearing a checkered coat and walking down steps, holding Ingrid in his arms. Ingrid is turned forward and waiving., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Two copies of photo.
Woody Herman donates to Youthbuilders
Newbold Morris, former president of the New York City Council and official of Youthbuilders Inc, is seen here accepting a check for $2,017 from Woody Herman on behalf of Youthbuilders. Woody presented the organization with 50% of the profits of his Carnegie Hall concert. Youthbuilders will use the money to promote racial friendship in the high schools throughout the United States. Student Youthbuilders officials Jeanette Levy and Carol Zide look on in the background (from photo caption)., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.