Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Vintage 1952 Dutch Concert Program, SIGNED By Ella Fitzgerald [SOLD]
Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Vintage 1952 Dutch Concert Program, SIGNED By Ella Fitzgerald [SOLD]
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Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Vintage Concert Program , Scheveningen [The Hague], Holland April 12 1952, SIGNED at her photograph, in blue ink on the first page, by Ella Fitzgerald. JATP impresario, Norman Granz, had been battling for several years to move his very successful concert tours to the international stage, but had been frustrated by travel logistics, the British Musicians' Union's intransigence and apparent salary disputes with some his tour luminaries. As Tadd Hershorn tell us in his estimable biography of Norman Granz, it wasn't until 1952 that he finally, "pulled the sword from the stone" and organized a whirl wind brief European tour in which JATP played concerts in twelve cities beginning in Stockholm, Sweden, on March 30, with stops in France, Belgium, Holland and ending in Frankfurt, Germany on April 19. The Dutch performances came near the end of the tour with two concerts in Amsterdam and two in The Hague, for which this program was produced. It is no accident that the program featured Ella Fitzgerald on the cover. By 1952, Granz had taken full control of both her and the youthful Oscar Peterson's careers and they had emerged as JATP headliners. The concerts were a resounding success and led to many more European forays for Granz and JATP, but signed programs from this inaugural tour are now scarce. Single sheet folded, 9 3/4" by 7 3/8 ", small residual ink spot to right margin of Fitzgerald's photo, touch of age toning and creasing, else about near fine, with a like signature. Vintage signed jazz ephemera. J1807

Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Vintage 1952 Dutch Concert Program, SIGNED By Ella Fitzgerald [SOLD]
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Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Vintage 1952 Dutch Concert Program, SIGNED By Ella Fitzgerald [SOLD]
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Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Vintage 1952 Dutch Concert Program, SIGNED By Ella Fitzgerald [SOLD]
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Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Vintage 1952 Dutch Concert Program, SIGNED By Ella Fitzgerald [SOLD]
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Jazz At The Philharmonic, Original Vintage 1952 Dutch Concert Program, SIGNED By Ella Fitzgerald [SOLD]
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