Publicity photo of Count Basie at piano and Carmen Miranda holding percussive shaker at Command Performance. Basie is sitting at the piano wearing a white suit and looking forward. Miranda is standing behind the piano against a studio wall and wearing a suit jacket and floral head wrap.
Backstage at a broadcast to American soldiers over the Armed Forces Radio Service network in 1945 are Count Basie, Jimmy Cagney, Ginger Rogers, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, and Don Wilson. Cagney and Miss Rogers were popular cinema stars of the 1940-50 period (from photo caption).