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James Arkatov Collection of Jazz Photographs

Donor:
Arkatov, James, 1920-  Search this
Names:
BoneSoir  Search this
Harold Land Quintet  Search this
Richie Cole Quartet  Search this
Abercrombie, John, 1944-  Search this
Alexander, Monty  Search this
Allison, Mose  Search this
Alpert, Herb  Search this
Anderson, Ernestine, 1928-  Search this
Barron, Kenny  Search this
Bellson, Louis  Search this
Beneke, Tex  Search this
Bennett, Tony, 1926-  Search this
Brignola, Nick  Search this
Brown, James, 1933-2006  Search this
Brown, Oscar, Jr., 1926-  Search this
Brown, Ray (Jazz musician)  Search this
Bryant, Bobby  Search this
Candoli, Conte, 1927-2001  Search this
Capp, Frank  Search this
Carter, Benny, 1907-2003  Search this
Carter, Regina  Search this
Cavanaugh, Page  Search this
Caymmi, Dori, 1943-  Search this
Chancler, Ndugu  Search this
Charlap, Bill  Search this
Chestnut, Cyrus  Search this
Childs, Billy  Search this
Claxton, William  Search this
Clayton, John  Search this
Coleman, George  Search this
Collette, Buddy, 1921-2010  Search this
Colley, Scott  Search this
Copeland, Mark  Search this
Corea, Chick  Search this
Davis, Art, 1934-2007  Search this
Elling, Kurt  Search this
Farmer, Art  Search this
Ferguson, Sherman  Search this
Fischer, Clare  Search this
Foster, Gary  Search this
Koonse, Larry  Search this
LaBarbara, Joe  Search this
Leuning, Warren  Search this
Leviev, Milcho  Search this
Levy, Lou  Search this
Lewis, Herbie, 1941-2007  Search this
Lincoln, Abbey, 1930 -  Search this
Linden, Hal  Search this
Lovano, Joe  Search this
Lowe, Mundell, 1922-  Search this
Lundy, Carmen  Search this
Magnusson, Bob  Search this
dos Santos, Josias  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1995-2003
Summary:
This collection contains 326 photographs of jazz musicians taken by James Arkatov from 1995 to 2003.
Scope and Contents:
A collection of 326 photographs of musicians, taken by James Arkatov. Most of the photographs are performance shots or were taken in rehearsal. Most were taken at theJazz Bakery, a non-profit, volunteer-run venue for jazz in Los Angeles; others were taken at the Hollywood Bowl or other venues.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Arkatov is a Russian-American cellist who began his career performing with the Pittsburgh Symphony in 1938. He later moved on to perform with the San Francisco Symphony, and was the principal cellist in the Indianapolis Symphony and NBC Symphony Orchestra. He founded the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 1968. He began photographing musicians early in his career, and later published his works Masters of Music: Great Artists at Work (1990) and Artists: The Creative Personality (1998).

Sources

Russell, Maureen. "Highlights from UCLA's Collections: The James Arkatov Photograph Collection." Ethnomusicology Review. February 12, 2015. Accessed August 08, 2016. http://ethnomusicologyreview.ucla.edu/content/highlights-uclas-collections-james-arkatov-photograph-collection.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center by James Arkatov in 2011.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
James Arkatov retains copyright. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Citation:
James Arkatov Collection of Jazz Photographs, 1995-2003, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1229
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James Arkatov Collection of Jazz Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1229

Herb Alpert Trading Card

Associated person; depicted (sitter):
Alpert, Herb  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 3/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 13.64742 cm x 8.5725 cm
Object Name:
Card, Trade
card
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1950s
ID Number:
1982.0377.11
Accession number:
1982.0377
Catalog number:
1982.0377.11
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-ef2f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_662375

Norman and Sally Coe Scopitone Film Collection

Donor:
Coe, Norman  Search this
Musician:
Alpert, Herb  Search this
Singer:
Anka, Paul  Search this
Bach, Vivi  Search this
Carr, Vikki  Search this
Damone, Vic  Search this
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Ennis, Ethel  Search this
Greco, Buddy  Search this
Hallyday, Johnny, 1943 -  Search this
Lansing, Joi, 1934-1972  Search this
McNair, Barbara  Search this
Morgan, Jane, 1920 -  Search this
Rawls, Lou  Search this
Reese, Della  Search this
Reynolds, Debbie  Search this
Riley, Billy Lee, 1933-  Search this
Rydell, Bobby  Search this
Sedaka, Neil  Search this
Sinatra, Frank, Jr., 1944-  Search this
Starr, Kay  Search this
Vee, Bobby  Search this
Warwick, Dionne  Search this
Vocalist:
Darren, James  Search this
Gore, Lesley, 1946-  Search this
Composer:
Legrand, Michel, 1932 -  Search this
Extent:
141 Film reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Music
16mm motion picture film
Date:
circa 1962-1970
Summary:
Scopitones are three minute long 16mm films that were viewed on a Scopitone machine, a jukebox-like player. A precursor to music videos, Scopitones -- both the films and the machines -- were popular in the United States from around 1962 to 1968. The films featured sets, costumes, and dancers in support of well-known performers singing a single song. The collection includes Scopitone films from the United States and Europe.
Scope and Contents:
The collection comprises approximately one hundred and forty 16mm color composite magnetic track motion picture prints produced to be played on a Scopitone juke box. These films were produced in Europe and the United States.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into one series. The order follows the original catalogue/distribution numbers.

Series 1, Original Films, 1962-1970
Biographical / Historical:
Referring to both the films and the machines that played them, a Scopitone is song-length film viewed on a juke-box like machine with a screen. Introduced in the late 1950s in France, and based on technology developed during World War Two, the Scopitone machine offered a selection of up to thirty-six titles. Patrons would insert coins (twnty-five cents per play in the United States), press the button for the film desired, and the film would appear on a small screen that formed the top of the machine. The Scopitone films were three minute-long 16mm composite magnetic track prints that featured performers singing popular songs of the time. Like their predecessor, Soundies, and paving the way for music videos, Scopitones included basic sets, costumes, and choreography. Scopitones were made in France, Great Britain, and Germany. Scopitones (both the machines and the films) were most popular in France. Consequently, a large number of the films are in French and star performers well-known in France. One of the major producers of American Scopitone films was Harman-ee Productions, a company owned by Debbie Reynolds. In the United States, Scopitone machines could be found in bars, restaurants, and lounges. Performers as varied as Debbie Reynolds, Neil Sedaka, and Ethel Ennis appeared in American Scopitones. In many of the films the stars sang the songs while surrounded by scantily-clad dancers. On occasion the production numbers told the "story" of the song. More often, the sets, dance moves, and costumes appeared superfluous. The "look" of the films reflected the times with choreography influenced by the Twist and other contemporary dances and clothing and hair-dos straight from a mid-1960s teen fashion magazine. Scopitones flourished in the United States for a very short period of time. First introduced around 1962, interest in producing and viewing Scopitones had ended by 1968. Most American machines and films were tossed in the trash. Collectors acquired the remaining machines and films. Scopitone films, once a mostly forgotten genre, are now easily viewed on Youtube, introducing this short-lived cultural phenomenon to new generations of viewers. The donor, Norman Coe, became involved with Scopitone as a business in 1964 when he purchased ten machines from the Scopitone division of Tel-A-Sign, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois. Coe placed his machines and the films in bars and restaurants around the Albany, New York area. He left the business in the late 1960s, selling all but one of his machines and several cartons of Scopitone films. He donated his remaining machine and films to the National Museum of American History in 2011.
Related Materials:
Materials in the National Museum of American History

The Division of Culture and the Arts acquired a Scopitone machine as part of the same donation. Accession #: 2011.0056
Provenance:
Scopitone machine and films donated by Norman and Sally Coe in 2011.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
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.
Genre/Form:
Music
16mm motion picture film
Citation:
[Title], Norman and Sally Coe Scopitone Film Collection, circa 1964-1970, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1230
See more items in:
Norman and Sally Coe Scopitone Film Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1230

Herb Alpert

Artist:
Jack Gregory, 1930 - 2014  Search this
Sitter:
Herb Alpert, born 1935  Search this
Medium:
Clay
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
late 20th Century
Topic:
Herb Alpert: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Playboy
Object number:
IL130012
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b4c5f45d-c14b-4931-9442-eff8f14cc47c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_IL130012

[Herb Alpert : miscellaneous uncataloged material]

Author:
Alpert, Herb  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Art and Artist Files Collection DSI  Search this
Subject:
Alpert, Herb  Search this
Type:
Books
Vertical files
Artist files
Call number:
AAF--Alpert, Herb
Restrictions & Rights:
Photocopies of items in the folder(s) are available upon request, subject to fees and other current copyright guidelines for reproduction.
FOLDER(S) DO NOT CIRCUATE. FOLDERS MUST BE CONSULTED ON SITE
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_616500

Diamonds; Diamonds

Recording artist:
Alpert, Herb  Search this
Manufacturer:
A&M  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2000.0165.2464
Label number:
AM-2929
Catalog number:
2000.0165.2464
Accession number:
2000.0165
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-808e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1206372

Keep Your Eye On Me (special mix); Keep Your Eye On Me (special mix)

Recording artist:
Alpert, Herb  Search this
Manufacturer:
A&M  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2000.0165.2465
Label number:
AM-2915
Catalog number:
2000.0165.2465
Accession number:
2000.0165
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-8091-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1206373

Keep Your Eye On Me (special mix); Keep Your Eye On Me (special mix)

Recording artist:
Alpert, Herb  Search this
Manufacturer:
A&M  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2000.0165.2466
Label number:
AM-2915
Catalog number:
2000.0165.2466
Accession number:
2000.0165
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-8092-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1206374

Making Love In the Rain; Making Love In the Rain

Recording artist:
Alpert, Herb  Search this
Manufacturer:
A&M  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2000.0165.2467
Label number:
AM-2949
Catalog number:
2000.0165.2467
Accession number:
2000.0165
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-8093-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1206375

Our Song; Our Song

Recording artist:
Alpert, Herb  Search this
Composer:
Alpert, Herb  Search this
Macaluso, Sal  Search this
Manufacturer:
A&M  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2000.0165.2468
Label number:
AM-2973
Catalog number:
2000.0165.2468
Accession number:
2000.0165
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-8dda-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1206376

Rotation; Rotation

Recording artist:
Alpert, Herb  Search this
Manufacturer:
A&M  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
Credit Line:
Gift of Morris H. Blum
ID Number:
2000.0165.2469
Label number:
2202
Catalog number:
2000.0165.2469
Accession number:
2000.0165
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-8ddb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1206377

Music for your eyes : Herb Alpert, sculpture & paintings / foreward [sic] by Phil Kreger ; introduction by Lois Riggins-Ezzell ; comments by Peter Frank ... [et al.] ; photography by Gerry Wersh ; edited by Lani Hall Alpert

Title:
Herb Alpert, sculpture & paintings
Author:
Alpert, Herb  Search this
Frank, Peter 1950-  Search this
Hall, Lani  Search this
Tennessee State Museum  Search this
Contemporary Art Center of Virginia  Search this
Subject:
Alpert, Herb  Search this
Physical description:
149 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2001
C2001
Call number:
N6537.A4676 A4 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_649742

Herb Alpert : black totems / essay by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Title:
Black totems
Author:
Alpert, Herb  Search this
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Alpert, Herb  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 35 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Date:
2010
C2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1045524

Herb Alpert [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_7478

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