ELLINGTON, Duke; GOTTLIEB, William (photo.)

Ellington in his dressing room, Paramount Theater, c. September, 1946 - large vintage silver gelatin print, signed by the photographer.

New York: William P. Gottlieb, [c.1978] Stock Code: 130899
£2,500.00
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Superb image of Duke captured in the mirror of his dressing room. Inscribed lower left-hand corner; "For Ken, William Gottlieb, '78". Published in Down Beat, volume 13, 20, 23 September 1946, as part of a series entitled "Through the Looking Glass": "Fifth in the series of staff lensman Bill Gottlieb's intimate dressing room shots of musical celebrities is Duke Ellington, with the mirror reflecting his always present piano, his conservative ties, his 20 suits, his 15 shirts, his suede shoes and his smiling self".

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Description

Oversize, double-weight silver gelatin "exhibition" print (483 x 387 mm), mounted on board at the studio, wet-stamp verso.

Condition

Very slight marginal scuffing, backboard skinned in patches from previous mounting, but overall very good.

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