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History of Jazz

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0002-3
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1946-1957
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: b&w, a compilation reel created by Ernie Smith

1. "Tacata" Performance Date: 1946

Performer(s): Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, incl: Leo Wright, flute and Lalo Schifrin, piano

2. The Sound of Jazz, excerpt

Copyright: 1957

Corporate Creator: CBS, The Seven Lively Arts (Studio 58)

Producer: Robert Herridge

Director: Jack Smight

Performer(s): Thelonious Monk

Song Title(s): "Blue Monk"

3. "God Bless the Child" Performance Date: 1950

Performer(s): vocals by Billie Holiday with the Count Basie Sextet

4. The Sound of Jazz, excerpt

Copyright: 1957

Corporate Creator: CBS, The Seven Lively Arts (Studio 58)

Producer: Robert Herridge

Director: Jack Smight

Performer(s): Billie Holiday vocals, the Count Basie Orchestra incl: Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster

Song Title(s): "Fine and Mellow"

5. The Sound of Miles Davis Performance Date: 1957

Producer: Robert Herridge Director Jack Smight

Performer(s): Miles Davis

Song Title(s): "So What"

6. "Rockin' Chair" Performance Date: 1950

Performer(s): Louis Armstrong-Jack Teagarden All Stars incl: Cozy Cole, Peanuts Hucko, Bobby Hackett, and others, vocals by Armstrong and Teagarden

Video reference copy
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 1: Ernie Smith Presentation Reels
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1197

Hollywood and Harlem

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0069-1
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 975f., b&w, An Ernie Smith compilation reel featuring clips from Hollywood movies depicting Harlem nightlife.

Performer(s): Ethel Waters, Jimmy Lunceford and His Orchestra, Willie Smith, Billie Holiday, Count Basie and His Orchestra, The Three Tenors, others unidentified

Song Title(s):

1. "Jail House Blues", 1942, unidentified female vocalist

2. "Daddy Won't You Please Come Home", unidentified female vocalist

3. Unidentified vocals by Waters

4. "Am I Blue?", vocals by Waters,probably from Rufus Jones for President, 1933 (see 491.58)

5. "Underneath a Harlem Moon", vocals by Waters, from Rufus Jones for President, 1933 (see 491.58)

6. 'Rhythm is Our Business", vocals by Smith, Jimmy Lunceford and His Orchestra

7. "God Bless the Child", vocals by Holiday, Count Basie and His Orchestra

8. "Fine and Mellow", vocals by Holiday and The Three Tenors (see 491.10-1)

Video reference copy
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref1441

Tip, Tap, Toe

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0252
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 268', b&w, an Ernie Smith compilation reel:

1. Unidentified

Descriptive Summary: three male dancers, unidentified orchestra and composition

2. Buck and Bubbles

Performer(s): John Bubbles, Buck Washington

Song Title(s): "Shoot the Liquor to Me, John Boy"

3. Unidentified

Song Title(s): a. "It Don't Mean a Thing", male/female dance duo, female vocals, off stage orchestra b. Unidentified, a child joins the couple above for a tap routine

Video reference copy available.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref2051

Count Basie: Misc.

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0257
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: An Archives Center compilation reel:

1. Male quartet from Basie film

Descriptive Summary:

Copyright:

Corporate Creator:

Producer:

Director:

Performer(s): Count Basie

Song Title(s):

2. "Crazy Horse"

Descriptive Summary:

Copyright: 1943

Corporate Creator:

Producer:

Director:

Performer(s): Count Basie

Song Title(s):

3. "God Bless the Child"

Descriptive Summary:

Copyright:

Corporate Creator:

Producer:

Director:

Performer(s): Count Basie and Billie Holiday

Song Title(s):

4. "Jamboree"

Descriptive Summary:

Copyright:

Corporate Creator:

Producer:

Director:

Performer(s): Count Basie and Joe Williams

Song Title(s):

5. Count Basie block party

Descriptive Summary:

Copyright:

Corporate Creator:

Producer:

Director: Performer(s):

Song Title(s):

6. Helen Humes with Count Basie

Descriptive Summary:
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref2066

Dance: Misc. VIII

Collection Performer:
Basie, Count, 1904-  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Armstrong, Louis, 1901-1971  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella, 1917-1996  Search this
Goodman, Benny (Benjamin David), 1909-1986  Search this
Jamal, Ahmad, 1930-  Search this
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Collection Collector:
Smith, Ernie  Search this
Extent:
1 motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0491-OF0316
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Scope and Contents note:
Descriptive Summary: 669f., b&w, an Archives Center compilation reel:

1. Slim Thompson, "Hot Taps from Harlem"

2. Child tap dancing on a barge

3. Arthur Murray, How to Dance the Shag, (see also 491.7)

4. The Three Whippets, an acrobatic dance act

5. Boy dancing on a wagon, (see also 491.8-2)

6. Two dance chorus numbers from an unidentified motion picture

7. The Big Broadcast of 1936

Descriptive Summary: b&w, an excerpt from the motion picture of the same name

Copyright: 1936

Corporate Creator: Paramount Pictures

Producer: Benjamin Glazer

Director: Norman Taurog

Performer(s): The Nicholas Brothers

Song Title(s): "Alabama Bound"

8. Kid Millions

Descriptive Summary: an excerpt from the motion picture of the same name

Copyright: 1934

Corporate Creator: Howard Productions, Samuel Goldwyn Co.

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn

Director: Roy del Ruth

Video reference copy available.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection
Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection / Series 2: Additional Titles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0491-ref2245

Episode 9

Collection Producer:
Lodge, Arthur  Search this
Arthur Lodge Productions.  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Association of Manufacturers  Search this
Extent:
1 motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0507-OF0009
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1950 December 5
Scope and Contents:
The Wonder Child of Show Business! Behind the scenes at TV filming. New York, NY.

Texas Hat Harvest! Harry Rolnick develops new industry in the South with his hat factory. Resistol Hat Factory, Dallas, TX.

The Blind Adventure! Telephone answering service started by a blind man. Stamford, CT.

Making Business for the Mint! Annual convention of vending machine operators. Chicago, IL.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Reference copies must be used. Special arrangements must be made directly with the Archives Center staff to view episodes for which no reference copy exists.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees will be charged for reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Industry on Parade Film Collection, 1950-1959, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Industry on Parade Film Collection
Industry on Parade Film Collection / Series 1: Motion Picture Films
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0507-ref22

Episode 293

Collection Producer:
Lodge, Arthur  Search this
Arthur Lodge Productions.  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Association of Manufacturers  Search this
Extent:
1 motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0507-OF0293
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1956 May 26
Scope and Contents:
New Jersey Creating drug, "Meticorten," to replace cortisone for those with arthritis. Pharmaceuticals; health. Schering Corp., Bloomfield, NJ.

Ohio Manufacturing window shades. Clopay Corp., Cincinnati, OH.

Minnesota Producing couches with motor driven hydraulic systems. Sofabed; furniture. U.S. Bedding Co., St. Paul, MN.

Florida Cigar packaging plant has nursery for children of women employees; child care. King Edward Cigar Co.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Reference copies must be used. Special arrangements must be made directly with the Archives Center staff to view episodes for which no reference copy exists.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees will be charged for reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Industry on Parade Film Collection, 1950-1959, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Industry on Parade Film Collection
Industry on Parade Film Collection / Series 1: Motion Picture Films
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0507-ref560

Episode 332

Collection Producer:
Lodge, Arthur  Search this
Arthur Lodge Productions.  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Association of Manufacturers  Search this
Extent:
1 motion picture film
Container:
Reel AC0507-OF0332
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1957 February 23
Scope and Contents:
Utah Manufacturing sugar from sugar beets. By-products used as livestock feed. Utah and Idaho Sugar Co., West Jordan, UT.

Massachusetts Consulting and research firm concerned with shortage of science teachers has two employees alternate duties each semester. One teaches high school and other works in company's lab. Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

Michigan Though crippled by polio as a child, businesswoman designs and produces greeting cards. Gwen Frostic, Frankfort, MI.

Missouri Using modern equipment, including air conditioned milking parlors, to produce milk at low cost. Sky-Go Farms, Fulton, MO.

Reference video, Box 13
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Reference copies must be used. Special arrangements must be made directly with the Archives Center staff to view episodes for which no reference copy exists.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees will be charged for reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Industry on Parade Film Collection, 1950-1959, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Industry on Parade Film Collection
Industry on Parade Film Collection / Series 1: Motion Picture Films
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0507-ref639

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