Chuck Cecil working in a radio broadcasting booth. Cecil is seated behind a desk with several turntables and a microphone hanging from above. Behind him is an operating station and a rack of cartridges hanging on the wall.
Helen O'Connell, Dave Dexter, and an unidentified woman at a dining table. O'Connell is sitting at the table and looking forward while smiling. Dexter is standing and leaning forward with one arm on O'Connell's shoulder.
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.
Dave Dexter, Andy Kirk, and an unidentified man standing together drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes. Dexter is wearing a vest and looking forward. Kirk is standing in the center looking to the side, wearing suspenders.
Dave Dexter, host Ralph Edwards, Nellie Lutcher, and Milt Buckner on an episode of "This Is Your Life" honoring Lutcher. Dexter is speaking to Edwards with hands out and looking down. Edwards is looking to the side and smiling. Lutcher is sitting at the piano looking down. Buckner is sitting behind the piano and looking to the side.
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!"