DUKE ELLINGTON, BILLY STRAYHORN | ANATOMY OF A MURDER (1959) Set of 2 photos

$500.00

Two (2) vintage original 10 x 8″ (25 x 20 cm.) black-and-white print still photos. Both with production company and photographer’s stamps on verso, with one code notation in blank bottom right, just about fine.

When Duke Ellington created the soundtrack for Otto Preminger’s ANATOMY OF A MURDER, he was the first African American to write the music for a major Hollywood film. 

Here is one pensive photo of Ellington, and a portrait of him with Billy Strayhorn, who wrote his arrangements (and wrote many of his most famous tunes, sometimes uncredited). Photos of Strayhorn are quite scarce.

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