Dizzy Gillespie (actor) JIVIN’ IN BE-BOP (1947) Lobby card


[New York]: William D. Alexander, [1947]. Vintage original 11 x 14″ (28 x 36 cm.) lobby card. There are various stains and tears at the edges, reinforced on back with brown paper. Overall good+.

Jivin’ in Be-Bop is a 57-minute feature film starring a young Dizzy Gillespie, who was one of the foremost creators of bebop post-WWII jazz. The film consists of nineteen musical and dance numbers, with Gillespie and his band performing 8 songs. The band plays off-camera during various dance numbers. Vocalist Helen Humes also makes an appearance. The film is a precious time capsule of this seminal moment in American music history, and all paper from it is rare.

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