Contact: Helen Dalrymple (202) 707-1940

April 17, 1995

Media Advisory: Gottlieb Jazz Era Photographs Acquired by Library of Congress

WHAT: Announcement of the Library's purchase of William P. Gottlieb collection of photographs of jazz musicians.

WHO: Mr. Gottlieb and representatives of the Library of Congress will be present to discuss the collection.

WHERE: Inner Conference Room, Office of the Librarian, LM-608, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 19, 2 p.m.

Mr. Gottlieb's collection of some 2,000 photographs, taken between 1938 and 1948, cover one of the richest periods in the history of jazz. During that period, most of the musicians who had established the style of early jazz were not only alive but still active, together with the leaders of the swing era and the younger musicians who were creating bebop on New York's legendary 52nd Street. Among the many subjects of Gottlieb's brilliant and incisive portraits are such legendary figures as Louis Armstrong, "Count" Basie, Nat "King" Cole, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Frank Sinatra, Willie "the Lion" Smith, Art Tatum, and Lester Young.

A SELECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE MEDIA

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PR 95-066
4/17/95
ISSN 0731-3527

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