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Billy [sic] Holiday at Club 'Bali' w/[ith] owner Benny Caldwell [cellulose acetate photonegative]

view Billy [sic] Holiday at Club 'Bali' w/[ith] owner Benny Caldwell [cellulose acetate photonegative] digital asset number 1
Photographers:
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Film manufacturer:
Ansco
Subject:
Holiday, Billie 1915-1959
Caldwell, Benny
Chapman, Ada Deans
Smith, Melvin
Club Bali
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 4" x 5"
1 item
Culture:
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1940
1950
Ca. 1940-1950
1940-1950
Notes:
Scan is much too dark.
Club Bali was situated at 1901 14th Street, N.W. Billie Holiday played the venue in 1948 or 1949. This image may date from that session.
Summary:
Billie Holiday seated at a table in Club Bali with Benny Caldwell, Ada Deans Chapman, and Melvin Smith. There are drinks on the table and a large fan is mounted on a decorated wall behind them. To the right of the man a woman is standing holding a flashgun. "2-1E" is visible in the top left hand corner. No ink on negative. Further ink on envelope: "Guest: Ada Deans Chapman & Melvin Smith". "ANSCO SAFETY FILM" edge imprint. No Scurlock number.
Cite as:
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Flashguns
Flash photography
African American singers
African Americans
Local number:
Box 618.04.89
AC0618.004.0000733.tif (scan number)
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Black-and-white film negatives (Series 4), Scurlock Studio Records 1905-1994
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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