Armstrong, Louis-1956 Photo Tour Book- printed matter- none-Program Publishing Company - 1956 printed "tour book", promoting Louis Armstrong and his band on tour. Book (or booklet) is 16 pages with a glossy cover, measuring 12" x 9", and is packed with high-quality black & white photos of Louis and his accompanists. Writtern material includes an "official biography" of Armstrong, a brief essay by Hughes Panassie, a 2 page appreciation by Tallulah Bankhead, a reprint of an Art Buchwald article about Louis in Paris, a list of the songs played at the concert-and more. Photos include 2 full page shots of Armstrong, a montage of photos from his international tour, 2 pages of photos of Louie with celebrites like Bing, June Allyson & Jimmy Stewaqrt, and photos of all the band members (Trummy Young, Velma Middleton, Barney Bigard, Arvell Shaw, Barrett Deems, Billy Kyle. Book is extremely clean with minor crease to back cover. "1956" has been written in pen on front cover.
Beatles-Modern Screen Magazine-December 1964- Magazine- - - December 1964 copy of Modern Screen Magazine. Cover story is "Jackie's Years With JFK", following up on the still-fresh tragedy of the president's assassination and the public's fascination with Jacqueline Kennedy. 2nd feature is "The Beatles' Love Lives In America", a 7 page article (complete with some great color and black & white photos) which is divided into 4 parts: "The Girl Paul Kept Hidden For 48 Hours," "Was John Faithful to His Wife?” "My Date With Ringo Lasted All Night,” and "The Beatle Who Stopped Me From Loving." Issue is also packed with vintage entertainment photos and ads (Elvis, Sam Cooke). Interior is clean & uncreased with the exception of a small stain on page 32. Outer cover shows a good amount of handling, however, especially on the back which has a small tear and some heavier corner creases.
Brubeck/Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Carmen McRae, Australian Jazz Quartet-1956 New Jazz Photo Tour Book- printed matter- none-Associated Booking Corp. - Approx. 1956 16 page "tour book", loaded with highly artistic photos and written biographies of the included artists, who are Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Carmen McRae, & the Australian Jazz Quartet. The book, or booklet, measures 12" x 9", and has a glossy cover with black & white interior pages. It appears to have been made by the Associated Booking Corp. of New York. We are not truly sure whether these artists did a tour together, or if this book was a prmotional tool of their booking agency. Photos include beautiful full pages of Brubeck, Mulligan, McRae, Paul Desmond & The Australian Jazz Quartet, plus lots of smaller photos and a 2-pager of the Brubeck Quartet. (Please note: the photo below shows the book cover to the left, and a sample page from the interior at right.) Book's exterior shows a bit of creasing & wear. Interior is clean but has a few notes in pen by the original owner.
Jazz At the Philharmonic-16th National Tour Souvenir Book- printed matter- none-none - 1955 printed "tour book" from the 16th national tour by the Norman Granz', "Jazz At the Philharmonic". As usual, the tour included the cream of the crop of legendary American Jazz artists. Book measures 12" x 9" with a glossy cover with David Stone Martin art. 28 interior pages in black & white with priceless photos, a program for the concert including songs, artists and a beautiful photo montage, several pages of rather fascinating vintage ads, and written commentary. Full page photos include Granz, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Stan Getz, Flip Philips, Illinois Jacquet, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, & Eddie Shu. Please note: scan below has front cover to the left and one sample interior page to the right. Outer cover shows a good amount of creasing & wear. Interior pages have been well protected by the cover and are in excellent condition. Handsome Jazz collectible!
Lane, Ronnie-Appeal for Arms 1983 Tour Book- Printed Matter- - - benefit tour for Multiple Sclerosis, with great photos of Lane, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman, etc., some bends and creases - (EXC) - $12- Order