Billy [sic] Holiday at Club 'Bali' w/[ith] owner Benny Caldwell [cellulose acetate photonegative]
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Holiday, Billie 1915-1959
Chapman, Ada Deans
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet, 4" x 5"
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
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.
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.
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History