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Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at The Landing
Warren Durrett conducting his orchestra on a makeshift stage. The band members are wearing dark red jackets and black pants and bowties, and are standing in three rows behind music stands. Back row: four trumpets. Middle row: four trombones (fourth obscured by another band member). Front row: double bass, saxophone, clarinet, three saxophones. Lights point down onto the band and three microphones in front of the band, with a stage lamp pointing upwards at one of them. A sign on the wall behind the band reads: "WDAF 6[obscured] RADIO.", August 20, 1965, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at an inter-frat dance
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing in front of a backdrop with painted musical instruments on it. Durrett is standing to the left, playing a saxophone, with a woman seated to the right, partially obscured by a man standing in front of the band. The band is playing behind stands that say "W.D." and there is a bassist, drummer, guitarist, saxophonists, trombonists, and trumpet players., November 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at the 1945 Turkey Hop
Warren Durrett standing in a suit in front of his orchestra. To the left is a woman in a dress standing at a microphone. The band members are behind stands that read "W.D." There is a bassist, guitarist, and a drummer in the back, and saxophonists seated in front of them., October 19, 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at the 1947 Kangaroo Hop
Warren Durrett performing on saxophone with his orchestra, standing next to the piano. A back row of band members is standing, including bass, trumpets, and trombones. Seated in front of them are saxophonists. A woman in a dress is seated in front of the band, and there are couples dancing on the floor., April 25, 1947, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at the American Royal Coronation Ball
Warren Durrett, in a silver suit jacket, seated at the piano with his orchestra, in a large auditorium, with rows of empty seats in the background. The band is on a stage with risers and a painted backdrop resembling a brick wall with three small bell towers. A woman singer is seated in front of the piano in a dress and long white gloves, looking in Durrett's direction. The band members are wearing dark red suits and black bowties, and are in rows behind music stands. Back row: three trumpets, double bass, drums, saxophone, clarinet, three saxophones. Front row: three trombones, percussion (conga), six uncertain (likely violins). A second piano is in front of the band, and ornate wired furniture is in front of the piano. There are plants and flowers in the bottom left corner of the image, in front of the stage., October 10, 1964, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at the Carriage Club
Warren Durrett standing in front of a piano to the left of his orchestra in a suit and bowtie in a conducting stance, with a woman singer in a black dress seated in front him. The band members are in red suit jackets and black pants and bowties, organized in three rows behind stands, with the last row standing. Back row: five trumpets with mutes. Middle row: drums, four trombones. Front row: Three saxophones, clarinet, saxophone. Other instruments (bass clarinet, saxophone, flute, clarinet) on floor by front row performers. A chandelier hangs from the ceiling., December 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing at the Carriage Club
Warren Durrett standing in front of a piano to the left of his orchestra in a suit and bowtie, with a woman singer in a black dress in front of the band at a microphone. The band members are in red suit jackets and black pants and bowties, organized in three rows behind stands, with the last row standing. Back row: five trumpets with mutes. Middle row: drums, four trombones. Front row: Three saxophones (second obscured by singer), clarinet, saxophone. Other instruments (bass clarinet, saxophone, flute, clarinet) on floor by front row performers. A chandelier hangs from the ceiling., December 1970, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing in Estes Park
Warren Durrett Orchestra standing and performing at their music stands reading "WD". There is a piano at the left, a bassist, and a row with Warren Durrett and four other men playing saxophone, obscuring the row of musicians behind them. They are on a wooden platform stage, with an American flag on the wall behind them., 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett Orchestra performing with singer
Warren Durrett standing to the left of his orchestra, looking at a woman singer who is standing at a microphone in front of the band. Band members are in suits and bowties, in three rows behind stands, last row standing. Back row: double bass, four trumpets. Middle row: drums, four trombones. Front row: four saxophones, bass clarinet. Behind the band are plants, chandeliers, and windows., No date; approximately 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett accepting an award
Warren Durrett in a suit and bowtie, standing on stage, grabbing an award from a man with his left hand, and shaking the man's right hand. They are behind a microphone, and behind them to the left is a man clapping, holding paper, and another man to the right, almost entirely obscured. There is a chair and a piano on stage, and a drum get on risers, with curtains in the background., No date; likely 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett accepting an award
Man in a suit standing and speaking on stage with a card in his hand, held out towards Warren Durrett, who is standing in a suit and bowtie with an award cradled in his left arm. They are on a stage behind a microphone, and behind them are wooden chairs, a piano, and a drum kit on a riser, with curtains in the background., No date; likely 1950s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and Barbara Garrett sitting on a short brick ledge in front of a building's entrance
Warren Durrett and Barbara Garrett seated on a short brick ledge in front of a dormitory building entrance. Durrett is wearing a collared shirt, long pants, and a wristwatch, with one hand in his lap and the other clasping Garrett's hand. Garrett is wearing a dark shirt with a light collar, a skirt, and socks and sandals. There is an ELKO border around the image., July 21, 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and Barbara Garrett sitting on a short brick ledge in front of a building's entrance
Barbara Garrett and Warren Durrett seated on a short brick ledge in front of a dormitory building entrance. Garrett is wearing a dark shirt with a light collar, a skirt, and socks and sandals, with her hands clasped in her lap. Durrett is wearing a collared shirt, long pants, and a wristwatch, with an arm around Garrett. There is an ELKO border around the image., July 21, 1942, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and Jo Ann Tally seated on a couch
Warren Durrett seated, with a newspaper on one leg, on a couch next to Jo Ann Tally. A chair and a lamp are to the left, there are curtains in front of tall windows behind them, a purse on the couch on the right, and a small table to the right of the couch., May 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and Jo Ann Tally walking in front of a brick building
Warren Durrett walking with Jo Ann Tally in front of a brick building. Tally is holding a purse with a coat draped around her arm., May 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and Kathryn Brown in Wichita
Warren Durrett and Kathryn Brown standing by the road in Wichita, Kansas. An automobile is parked behind them, and there are houses on the other side of the street., September 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and Lois Laur seated outside in wooden chairs
Lois Laur, seated in a wooden chair, forward-facing, with her arms resting on her knees, next to Warren Durrett, seated in a large wooden chair facing to the left, with his arms resting on his knees. They are in a yard in front of a building and some bushes. There is an ELKO border around the image., May 1944, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and Ruth Anne Gay at a restaurant
Ruth Anne Gay in a dress with curly hair, seated next to Warren Durrett in a suit and tie, with his arm behind her, at a round restaurant table. There is a patterned tablecloth on the table, as well as drinking glasses, a bowl, and what appear to be gloves and a bag. There are windows behind them, with flower-patterned curtains to the left, and another couple seated at a table off to the right., No date; approximately 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and Ruth Anne Gay at the Penguin Room
Warren Durrett and Ruth Anne Gay seated at opposite ends of a dinner table at the Penguin Room at the Hotel Continental. There are plates of food including bread rolls, bowls, water glasses, silverware, and salt and pepper shakers on the table, which has a long, white tablecloth., June 1, 1946, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and a group of people at a party hosted by Sylvia Singer
A group of people at a party hosted by Sylvia Singer, with Warren Durrett in the center. From left to right: unidentified woman, Peggy Buret, Jack Singer drinking from a bottle, Rene Lawther, Warren Durrett, Jo Ann Tally, KMBC scriptwriter, Sylvia Singer, unidentified man (seated) drinking from a glass., May 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and a man in sunglasses wearing suits
Warren Durrett and an unidentified man, both wearing a suit and tie. They are each holding a cigarette in one hand with the other hand in a pocket, and the other man is wearing sunglasses. There is grass and trees and foliage behind them., No date; approximately 1945-1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and a woman at the beach
Smiling Warren Durrett seated in a shirt with rolled up sleeves and a pen in the front pocket and pinstriped pants. A woman is behind him with her hands on Durrett's shoulders, wearing a dark dress with a white collar, and a wristwatch on her left hand. They are at the beach, with sand and rocks and the water behind them., No date; likely 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and a woman in front of a house
Warren Durrett in a suit and tie with his arms around a woman in a white suit and a scarf with her eyes closed. They are standing in the yard in front of a house, with another house next door., No date; likely 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and an unidentified woman
A smiling woman standing next to Warren Durrett amid rocks and dirt, with a creek trickling through behind them., No date; likely 1940s, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and an unidentified woman next to an automobile
Warren Durrett in a suit and tie behind a woman whose elbow is resting on the open window of an automobile next to them. Brick buildings are in the background. The exposure is uneven at the bottom of the image., No date; approximately 1945-1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and an unidentified woman next to an automobile
Warren Durrett in a short sleeve shirt and pants, with one arm at his waist, and the other resting on an automobile, next to a woman in a striped shirt and shorts, a cap, also with an arm resting on an automobile. Trees are in the background., No date; approximately 1945-1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and four women preparing their dinner plates at a party
A group of people, left to right: Rene Lawther, Sylvia Singer, Peggy Buret, Warren Durrett, Jo Ann Tally. They are preparing dinner plates, with dishes, flowers, and a tablecloth on the table. A light hangs from the ceiling, and there are cabinets with glass windows back against the wall, filled with plates and cups., May 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his Orchestra
Warren Durrett, standing in a tuxedo in front of a piano with a sign that reads "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Singer Julie Turner seated next to him in a dress and heels. To the right, the band is seated in rows with their instruments in white jackets and black pants, with black and white bow ties. In the back row: double bass, drums, three trombones. In front of the trombonists: three trumpets. In the front: alto saxophone, clarinet, two alto saxophones, and tenor saxophone seated off to the side. They are all on stage in front of a large curtain, and a microphone is in front of the band., November 3, 1961, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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