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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 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.
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.
Warren Durrett and his Orchestra
Warren Durrett standing on a stage at the Pla-Mor Ballroom in a black jacket and gray pants, next to a Steinway & Sons piano with a chair in front of it. Seated to the right is singer Laura Webb in a shirt and long floral skirt. A man (probably a band member) is partially obscured behind Durrett, and his orchestra is seated in rows with instruments behind stands to the right. In the back row: three trumpets. In the middle row: drums, two trombones. Front row: tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, two baritone saxophones. A clarinet and additional saxophone are next to the baritone saxophonist on the right. Behind the band is a large curtain and a banner hanging that reads: "Warren Durrett Orchestra.", May 16, 1949, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his Orchestra
Warren Durrett standing to the right of his orchestra in a room in a country club, next to a microphone, wearing a black tuxedo and bow tie, in front of a piano with partially obscured sign reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Seated in front of the band is a woman in a long dress and heels. The band members are playing instruments in black tuxedos and bow ties. Five trumpets stand in back to the left, four trombones stand in back to the right. Drums seated in front of them. Seated in front of them behind stands: three saxophones, clarinet, and another saxophone. Additional instruments (bass clarinet, baritone saxophone) to the left of the musicians., December 1972, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his Orchestra
Warren Durrett, standing to the left of his orchestra, in front of a piano with a sign on it reading: "Warren Durrett and Orchestra." A woman singer is seated to the right of the piano in a white dress, behind a microphone. The band members are seated (except the double bass) in rows behind podiums. In the back row: double bass, drums, two unknown (likely trumpet and/or trombone). In the front row: four saxophones. The wall behind the band is decorated with drawings of musical notes and instruments., No date; approximately 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a red dress and heels, and a man in a tuxedo and bow tie. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing red jackets and black bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: four violins, four trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, double bass, drums, four trombones. Front row: clarinet, three flutes, bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, clarinet) next to front row performers. Printed text below the photo reads: "The Warren Durrett Orchestra of Kansas City, One of the Nation's Fine Dance Bands for 1979 - 1980, For Private Parties." Taken at the Crown Center Hotel., December 1, 1978, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a dress and heels, and a man in a tuxedo and bow tie. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing jackets and black bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: four violins, four trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, double bass, drums, four trombones. Front row: clarinet, three flutes, bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, clarinet) next to front row performers., December 1, 1978, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a red dress and heels, and a man in a tuxedo and bow tie. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing red jackets and black bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: four violins, four trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, double bass, drums, four trombones. Front row: clarinet, three flutes, bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone, clarinet) next to front row performers., December 1, 1978, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo, blue shirt, and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a black dress and heels. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing red jackets and black bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: four violins, four trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, double bass, drums, four trombones. Front row: four flutes and bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone) next to front row performers. Printed text below image reads: "The Warren Durrett Orchestra of Kansas City, One of the Nation's Fine Dance Bands for 1981 - 1982, For Private Parties." Taken at the Crown Center Hotel., December 6, 1980, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.
Warren Durrett and his orchestra at Crown Center Hotel
Warren Durrett standing on a stage to the left of his orchestra in a tuxedo and bow tie, next to a keyboard and amplifier, with a sign on the keyboard reading "Warren Durrett Orchestra." Sitting in front of the band is a woman in a red dress and heels. Band members are in rows, with male members wearing red jackets and black bow ties, and female members wearing black dresses. Standing in the back row: three violins, five trumpets with mutes. In the middle row: two violins, drums, four trombones. Front row: electric bass, four flutes and bass clarinet. Additional instruments (alto saxophones, baritone saxophone) next to front row performers. Printed text below the photo reads, "The Warren Durrett Orchestra of Kansas City, One of the Nation's Fine Dance Bands for 1983 - 1984, for Private Parties." Taken at the Crown Center Hotel., December 4, 1982, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.

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