Our online shop is open! National and international shipping are operational.
For more information please click here

(JAZZ.)

Aerobleu Poster Box.

Together with; Pilot's Journal, Martini Diaries, and Observations from the Bar.

Chronicle Books, San Francisco , 1997 Stock Code: 66680
£225.00
Reserve Ask us a question

Notes

"Throughout jazz history there have been nightclubs where music and the atmosphere live on to become legendary, like Minton's in Harlem or Lincoln Gardens in Chicago. In Paris in the late 1940s, it was Aerobleu - notorious for its all-night jam sessions and enigmatic owner Max Morgan " Or not. Aerobleu was in fact "a unique marketing, storytelling and entertainment experiment" developed by "award-winning creative visionary" Brooks Branch in the late 90's (Creative Branding Group, retrieved 28/03/2013). The original launch featured a CD of legendary artists who had performed at Aerobleu, compiled and edited by Lees; a portfolio of posters for the legendary appearances of such legends as Miles and Dizzy; the journal of the legendary bar-keep Leslie Ann Nash, and a note-book of her legendary Martini recipes with notes on and quotes from the legendary clientele of the bar; and the legendary lost diary of the legendary owner Max Morgan. Many - unobservant - people were seduced by this "simulacrum with no original" (McMullen, "Identity for Sale", in Big Ears; Listening for Gender in Jazz Studies, p143), including restaurateur Steve Schussler, the mind behind The Rainforest Cafe, and Hot Dog Hall of Fame; "Seeing an Aerobleu poster in a record shop, he was inspired to create themed restaurants around a recreation of the nightclub. In true Baudrillardian fashion, he seemed even more excited when he found out that the club was faked, and his simulacrum would be based on a pure simulacrum". Unlike Max Morgan's DC-3, Schussler's idea never got off the ground. As Branch's CBG 'site describes it "a truly striking case study".

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

382 x 304 mm hinged aluminium "flight case" with trunk-clasp and colour logo on the lid.

Illustrations

Contents: textured card folder containing 8 colour pastiche poster designs, liner text by music historian Gene Lees; Observations form the Bar, Paris 1947-1950, octavo waxed canvas-textured wallet-style post binder with stud fastening; Cocktail Diaries, t

Condition

A little rubbed, but overall very good.

DELIVERY

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.

View Full Delivery Details

 

ABOUT US

Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

Email: mail@peterharrington.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220


ABA Antiquarian Bookseller Association ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers LAPADA The Association of Art and Anatique Dealers PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Our Guarantee Page

Ask us a question

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book