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Betty McGettigan Collection of Duke Ellington Memorabilia, ca. 1969-1986

Collector:
McGettigan, Betty
Photographer:
Rider, Doug
English, Fred
Yim, Ken
Composer:
Ellington, Duke 1899-1974
Subject:
Collier, Ron
Foothill College
California Youth Symphony Orchestra
Bimbo's Club
Physical description:
2 cu. ft.: 6 boxes
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Collection descriptions
Place:
Los Altos (California)
San Francisco (Calif.)
Toronto (California)
Date:
1969
1969-1986
ca 1969-1986
Notes:
Betty McGettigan met Duke Ellington while coordinating a benefit concert for the California Youth Symphony, ca. 1969. Shortly thereafter, she began working with him as a writer/secretary, especially on the opera QUEENIE PIE.
Summary:
The bulk of this collection consists of materials pertaining to QUEENIE PIE, a comic opera in seven scenes. Also included are publicity, correspondence for the opera, Ellington's autobiography MUSIC IS MY MISTRESS, and a script for the Ellington work, MY PEOPLE.
Photographs: Include 18 black-and-white prints, 1969-74: 9 from Mar. 9, 1969 concert of California Youth Symphony Orchestra with Duke as guest, Foothill College, Los Altos; 2 from Bibmbo's Club, San Francisco, Dec. 1969; 3 bust portraits of Duke; 1 of Duke with a friend (Ron Collier?); 3 copies of a publicity shot of Duke at the piano (one is color). Photographers are Doug Rider, Fred English, Ken Yim of the Palo Alto Times, and Sepia Magazine.
Cite as:
The Betty McGettigan Collection of Duke Ellington Memorabilia, ca. 1969-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Local number:
1993.3148 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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