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Artie Shaw Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: May 23, 1910 in New York City, New York
Died: December 30, 2004 in Thousand Oaks, California
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Arthur Jacob Arshawsky, better known as Artie Shaw, was an American clarinetist, composer, and bandleader, who played a significant role in the Swing Era of jazz. Born on May 23, 1910, in New York City, Shaw was one of the most popular and innovative musicians of his time, acclaimed for his technical virtuosity and groundbreaking approach to big band orchestration.

Shaw began his musical career in the late 1920s, playing saxophone in various bands before picking up the clarinet. His breakthrough came in 1938 with his rendition of "Begin the Beguine", which catapulted him to national fame. His other notable works include "Stardust", "Frenesi", and "Concerto for Clarinet", each exemplifying his unique fusion of jazz and classical music influences. In the 1940s, Shaw formed several bands, including the Artie Shaw Orchestra and the Gramercy Five, and he was the first white bandleader to hire a full-time African American singer, Billie Holiday. Known for his tumultuous personal life, Shaw was married eight times, including to actresses Lana Turner and Ava Gardner. He was also a noted author, penning both fiction and non-fiction, and his 1952 autobiography "The Trouble with Cinderella: An Outline of Identity" was well-received.
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1998-Such-a-Long-Journey (Sound), 1959-Night-Train (Music Department), 2004-Broadway:-The-American-Musical (Other), 2013-42 (Sound), 2006-Wristcutters:-A-Love-Story (Sound), 1989-The-Lunch-Date (Sound), 2009-Soul-Kitchen (Sound), 1991-The-Rocketeer (Sound), 2013-Robert-Williams-Mr.-Bitchin' (in person), 2001-Walk-on-By:-The-Story-of-Popular-Song (in person), 1998-The-Impostors (Sound), 1997-Lolita (Sound), 1975-Police-Woman (Performer), 1940-Second-Chorus (Performer), 2004-American-Masters (in person), 2003-Artie-Shaw:-Quest-for-Perfection (in person), 1977-All-You-Need-Is-Love (in person), 2005-Sinatra:-Dark-Star (in person), 1970-The-Mike-Douglas-Show (in person), 1969-1970-The-David-Frost-Show (in person), 1939-Dancing-Co-Ed (in person), 1939-Artie-Shaw-and-His-Orchestra (in person), 1997-Biography (Other), 2008-Tres-caminos (Sound), 2005-The-Notorious-Bettie-Page (Sound), 1999/I-Treasure-Island (Sound), 1939-From-the-Ends-of-the-Earth (Other), 2006-Flags-of-Our-Fathers (Sound), 2009-Hollywood-Singing-and-Dancing:-A-Musical-History---The-1930s: (Sound), 1997-I-Love-You,-Don't-Touch-Me! (Sound), 1991-My-Girl (Sound), 2004-The-Aviator (Sound), 2002-Livshunger (Sound), 1998-The-Life-and-Times-of-Hank-Greenberg (Sound), 1987-Radio-Days (Sound), 1980-Raging-Bull (Sound), 1981-Bix:-'Ain't-None-of-Them-Play-Like-Him-Yet' (in person), 2011-American-Horror-Story (Sound), 2005-Great-Performances (Other), 1976-The-Man-Who-Fell-to-Earth (Sound), 1975-Aloha-Bobby-and-Rose (Sound), 2006-Ask-the-Dust (Sound), 1978-Hollywood-Greats (in person), 1950-1952-What's-My-Line (in person), 1939-Symphony-of-Swing (in person), 1939-Artie-Shaw's-Class-in-Swing (in person), 1978-Crash (Performer), 1973-McCloud (Performer), 1953-The-Jackie-Gleason-Show (Performer), 1985-Artie-Shaw:-Time-Is-All-You've-Got (in person), 1962-1973-The-Tonight-Show-Starring-Johnny-Carson (in person), 1932-The-Yacht-Party (in person), 2004-2006-The-Sopranos (Sound), 1989-The-Flame-of-Functionalism (Sound), 2009-Grey-Gardens (Sound), 2007-Midnight-Son (Sound), 1999-Gloomy-Sunday (Sound), 1994-The-Joust (Sound), 1959-The-Five-Pennies (Sound), 2003-b_egin-the-Beguine (in person), 1956-Jazz-Ball (Other), 1941-The-Big-Store (Sound)

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