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theladybadass:

"Minnie" shadow dancing during Cab Calloway and his Orchestra’s performance of Minnie the Moocher. The scene is from 1955 concert film Rhythm and Blues Revue.

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theodorafitzgerald:

Chet Baker, New York, 1956; photographed by Herman Leonard.

theodorafitzgerald:

Chet Baker, New York, 1956; photographed by Herman Leonard.

theodorafitzgerald:

Billie Holiday, New York, 1955; photographed by Herman Leonard.

theodorafitzgerald:

Billie Holiday, New York, 1955; photographed by Herman Leonard.

tinasinatra:

Ella Fitzgerald, c. late 1950s

tinasinatra:

Ella Fitzgerald, c. late 1950s

tinasinatra:

Ella Fitzgerald sings with the Benny Goodman band as Jo Stafford looks on, 1950s

tinasinatra:

Ella Fitzgerald sings with the Benny Goodman band as Jo Stafford looks on, 1950s

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Billie Holiday photographed by Ray Avery during the taping of the TV show Stars of Jazz, c. 1956

Billie Holiday photographed by Ray Avery during the taping of the TV show Stars of Jazz, c. 1956

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Soda Sippers: Making like teenagers, blues singer Dinah Washington and bebop trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie get their heads together to give a malted milk the twin straw treatment. The two were spotted in Detroit’s Gotham Hotel ice cream bar. — Jet Magazine, May 1955

Soda Sippers: Making like teenagers, blues singer Dinah Washington and bebop trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie get their heads together to give a malted milk the twin straw treatment. The two were spotted in Detroit’s Gotham Hotel ice cream bar. Jet Magazine, May 1955

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Jazz drummer George Wettling, photographed in March 1953

Jazz drummer George Wettling, photographed in March 1953

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Billie Holiday, ca. 1958

Billie Holiday, ca. 1958

(Source: billiesholiday, via haroldlloyds)

milvertons:

Bill Evans, 1959.