In Hollywood, in 1946, Count Basie smokes his pipe and enjoys the company of his supporters Dave Dexter, Jr., the writer and record producer; John Hammond, who discovered him in Kansas City; and Sonny Burke, the bandleader who later became Frank Sinatra's record producer and who died in 1980 (from photo caption).
Jim Moran, Turhan Bey, Matt Dennis, and Dave Dexter seated at tables with microphones for a broadcast of "Can You Tie That" KLAC radio program hosted by Al Jarvis in Los Angeles, California. An unidentified man sits on a bench at the side. Moran is looking down while Bey, Dennis, and Dexter face each other in conversation.
Lionel Stander, Frank De Vol, Peggy Lee, and Dave Dexter seated at tables with microphones in a tile studio for a broadcast of "Can You Tie That" KLAC radio program hosted by Al Jarvis in Los Angeles, California.
Ed Garland playing bass, Barney Bigard playing clarinet, Dave Dexter looking down and smiling, Zutty Singleton (drummer) standing and grinning, Norman Bowden playing trumpet, Bud Scott (guitarist) standing in back and smiling, Fred Washington (pianist) standing with arms slightly raised, and Shorty Haughton playing trombone during a studio rehearsal.
Dave Dexter, Count Basie, and Glenn Wallichs facing forward and posing shoulder to shoulder for a photo. Dexter is wearing a wool suit and tie, Basie is wearing a light suit and dark tie, and Wallichs is wearing a double breasted suit.
Sharon Pease, Sugar Chile Robinson, and Dave Dexter at the piano. Pease is sitting on the piano bench and looking at music on the piano. Robinson is looking forward and playing the piano. Dexter is leaning onto the piano and talking.
Coleman Hawkins sitting on a sofa smiling and looking up at Dave Dexter who is sitting on the arm of the couch with legs crossed. Hawkins is wearing a pinstripe suit and holding a saxophone on his lap.
Woody Herman, Margaret Whiting, and Dave Dexter sitting at a table with papers and a microphone. Gene Norman standing behind them leaning forward and smiling. An unidentified person in the background is moving equipment.
Satirical cartoon depicting Dave Dexter producing a Capitol Records recording session. The illustration shows band members precariously balanced on desks and suspended in the air with a caption that reads "O.K. cats, ready to cut the master - we finally got the band balanced!"
Lawrence Brown seated and playing trombone, Rex Stewart standing and smiling while holding a trumpet, Dave Dexter standing and looking down at musicians, Al Sears seated and smiling while holding a tenor saxophone, and Harry Carney seated and playing baritone sax during a rehearsal in a studio filled with chairs and music stands.
Dave Dexter, Jimmie Lunceford, and Bob Rae sitting on a sofa in the Plantation Club (location unknown). Dexter is holding an instrument case, looking to the side, and smiling. Lunceford is holding a conducting baton in both hands and smiling. Rae is holding a cigarette in one hand, looking to the side, and smiling.
Billie Holiday, Dave Dexter, Al Jarvis, an unidentified man, and Duke Ellington sitting at a studio table with KFW microphones. Holiday is wearing a coat and hair wrap, looking to the side. Dexter, Jarvis, and Ellington are looking at magazines on the table.
Coleman Hawkins sitting on wooden steps with Dave Dexter. Hawkins is wearing a pinstripe suit and holding a saxophone in his lap while looking up and to the side. Dexter is looking down while smoking a cigarette and holding a saxophone mouthpiece.
Dave Dexter and Al Jarvis with group of unidentified individuals seated around a wooden studio table with microphones. Dexter is seated at the top with his elbow on the table and head resting on hand. Jarvis is to the right of Dexter seated behind an overhanging microphone.
An unidentified man at left end of table, Lou Bring, Mildred Bailey, Manny Klein, an unidentified man (standing), Dave Dexter, and Glenn Wallichs (mostly out of frame) seated at a dining table with water glasses and ashtrays. An unidentified crowd is seated in the background.