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Duke Ellington Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

DUKE ELLINGTON
Born: April 29, 1899 in Washington, District of Columbia
Died: May 24, 1974 in New York City, New York
Biography | show moreshow less
Edward "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974) employed the influences of blues, jazz, bop and ragtime to become one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. He composed over 6,000 works, including "Mood Indigo" (1930), "Ko-Ko" (1940), "Beggar's Holiday" (1946) and the theme from Paris Blues (1960) as well as "Sophisticated Lady" and "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing". Ellington, who had formed his own orchestra in 1923, gained national recognition from radio performances at the Cotton Club in Harlem, whose success he helped establish. An innovator of the Big Band sound, he played that style of music a decade before the peak of its popularity. Ellington also composed Broadway scores, movie themes, sacred and semi-classical works. It would require careful study to trace all the names Ellington has written here, a key to its purpose may be the phrases "Met Opera of Jazz/Blue Note - F. Holzfeind". The Blue Night nightclub, in Chicago, owned by Fred Holzfeind, presented high quality jazz from 1947 to 1960. It was the first integrated club on the Loop, and Duke Ellington played there many times. (His Live at the Blue Note (1959) has been re-issued.) In his autobiography, Music is My Mistress (1973), Ellington called the Blue Note "the Metropolitan Opera of Jazz."
Film Credits | show moreshow less
So-You-Think-You-Can-Dance (Sound), 1934-Many-Happy-Returns (Music Department), 1952-Mood-Indigo (in person), 2000-Yksityisetsivan-tytar (Sound), 1952-Sophisticated-Lady (Sound), 1970-The-Red-Skelton-Hour (in person), 1967-Center-Stage (in person), 1952-Sophisticated-Lady (in person), 1966-The-Dean-Martin-Comedy-Hour (in person), 1988-Sunset (Sound), 1961-Here's-Hollywood (in person), 1997-Seven-Years-in-Tibet (Sound), 1991-The-Naked-Gun-2:-The-Smell-of-Fear (Sound), 1992-Glengarry-Glen-Ross (Sound), 1992-Prelude-to-a-Kiss (Sound), 1992-A-League-of-Their-Own (Sound), 1992-The-Mambo-Kings (Sound), 1991-He-Said,-She-Said (Sound), 1990-White-Hunter-Black-Heart (Sound), 1989-Valentina (Sound), 1989-Harlem-Nights (Sound), 1989-When-Harry-Met-Sally... (Sound), 1989-Bloodhounds-of-Broadway (Sound), 1988-Envoyez-les-violons (Sound), 1986-Royal-Society-Jazz-Orchestra (Sound), 1986-The-Singing-Detective (Sound), 1986-Jo-Jo-Dancer,-Your-Life-Is-Calling (Sound), 1984-The-Tonight-Show-Starring-Johnny-Carson (Sound), 1982-Let's-Spend-the-Night-Together (Sound), 1981-Reborn (Sound), 1977-Ecco-noi-per-esempio... (Sound), 1977-The-Richard-Pryor-Show (Sound), 1970-The-Mike-Douglas-Show (Sound), 1966-The-Danny-Kaye-Show (Sound), 1957-This-Could-Be-the-Night (Sound), 1955-Show-Time-at-the-Apollo (Sound), 1946-The-Dark-Corner (Sound), 1946-People-Are-Funny (Sound), 1945-The-Mouse-Comes-to-Dinner (Sound), 1937-The-Hit-Parade (Sound), 1935-Symphony-in-Black:-A-Rhapsody-of-Negro-Life (Sound), 1961-The-Asphalt-Jungle (Music Department), 1957-The-United-States-Steel-Hour (Performer), 1934-Belle-of-the-Nineties (Performer), 1961-The-Asphalt-Jungle (Sound), 1973-3.-November-1973 (in person), 1973-Parkinson (in person), 1970-Music-on-2 (in person), 1970-...And-Beautiful-II (in person), 1969-1970-The-David-Frost-Show (in person), 1962-1967-The-Merv-Griffin-Show (in person), 1966-Tempo (in person), 1965-Late-Night-Lineup (in person), 1964-That-Regis-Philbin-Show (in person), 1962-The-Garry-Moore-Show (in person), 1955-Show-Time-at-the-Apollo (in person), 1953-What's-My-Line (in person), 1937-The-Hit-Parade (in person), 1935-Symphony-in-Black:-A-Rhapsody-of-Negro-Life (in person), 1934-Murder-at-the-Vanities (in person), 2007-Jazz-Giants-of-the-20th-Century (Other), 2006-Reminiscing-in-Tempo (Other), 1991-The-American-Experience (Other), 1991-The-Very-Best-of-the-Ed-Sullivan-Show (Other), 2012-The-Master (Sound), 2011-Late-Show-with-David-Letterman (Sound), 2011/I-The-Artist (Sound), 2009/I-Up-in-the-Air (Sound), 2009-Hollywood-Singing-and-Dancing:-A-Musical-History---The-1930s: (Sound), 2008-Two-Lovers (Sound), 2007-The-Great-Debaters (Sound), 2007/II-Ella (Sound), 2007-Does-Your-Soul-Have-a-Cold (Sound), 2007-King-of-California (Sound), 2005-Munich (Sound), 2005-The-Lost-City (Sound), 2003-Mona-Lisa-Smile (Sound), 2003-The-Matrix-Revolutions (Sound), 2003-Ben-Webster (Sound), 2001-An-American-Rhapsody (Sound), 2000-The-Legend-of-Bagger-Vance (Sound), 2000-The-Last-of-the-Blonde-Bombshells (Sound), 1999-Sweet-and-Lowdown (Sound), 1999-The-Thirteenth-Floor (Sound), 1999/I-Life (Sound), 1999-The-Matrix (Sound), 1998-Living-Out-Loud (Sound), 1998-Rounders (Sound), 1996-Swingers (Sound), 1994-Bullets-Over-Broadway (Sound), 1994-Bottle-Rocket (Sound), 1993-Swing-Kids (Sound), 2011-Boardwalk-Empire (Sound), 2001-Desalinada (Sound), 1998-It-All-Came-True (Sound), 2013-42 (Sound), Independent-Lens (Sound), 1973-Teresa-the-Thief (Sound), 1941-Hot-Chocolate (in person), 1988-Let's-Get-Lost (Sound), 1985-Buddy-Rich-and-His-Band:-Channel-One-Suite (Sound), 1942-I-Got-It-Bad-&-That-Ain't-Good (in person), Dancing-with-the-Stars (Sound), 1997-Lugosi:-Hollywood's-Dracula (Sound), 1956-Stars-of-Jazz (Sound), 1952-Solitude (Sound), 1952-Solitude (in person), Jazz-Party (Sound), 1956-The-Steve-Allen-Plymouth-Show (in person), 2011-Magic-Trip (Sound), The-Sopranos (Sound), Timex-All-Star-Jazz-Show (Sound), 2013-American-Horror-Story (Sound), 2010-On-Tour (Sound), 1961-The-Last-Time-I-Saw-Archie (Sound), 1944-Swingtime-Holiday (Sound), 1961-Paris-Blues (Music Department), 1934-Masks-and-Memories (Music Department), 1934-Masks-and-Memories (Performer), 1955-The-Jackie-Gleason-Show (Performer), 1949-Symphony-in-Swing (Performer), 1943-Reveille-with-Beverly (Performer), 1930-Check-and-Double-Check (Performer), 1966-Assault-on-a-Queen (Sound), 1961-Paris-Blues (Sound), 1957-Holiday (Sound), 1974-On-the-Road-with-Duke-Ellington (in person), 1968-Newport-Jazz-Festival (in person), 1959-1967-The-Bell-Telephone-Hour (in person), 1964-Freedom-Spectacular (in person), 1964-Jazz-625 (in person), 1960-Schlager-Raketen (in person), 1959-The-Patti-Page-Oldsmobile-Show (in person), 1955-1956-Frankie-Laine-Time (in person), 1955-Rock-'n'-Roll-Revue (in person), 1950-Showtime,-U.S.A. (in person), 1949-The-Milton-Berle-Show (in person), 1943-Upbeat-in-Music (in person), 1943-Cabin-in-the-Sky (in person), 1942-Flamingo (in person), 2004-Harlem-Renaissance (Other), 1999-The-Century:-America's-Time (Other), 1990-That's-Black-Entertainment (Other), 1977-All-You-Need-Is-Love (Other), 1971-Black-Music-in-America:-From-Then-Till-Now (Other), 1941-Birth-of-the-Blues (Other), 2008-Grand-Theft-Auto-IV (Sound), 2008-Be-Kind-Rewind (Sound), 2005-The-White-Countess (Sound), 2005-Breakfast-on-Pluto (Sound), 2004-Melinda-and-Melinda (Sound), 2002-Mafia:-The-City-of-Lost-Heaven (Sound), 2001-One-Night-with-Robbie-Williams (Sound), 2001-Angel-Eyes (Sound), 2000-Chocolat (Sound), 2000-My-Dog-Skip (Sound), 1999-Any-Given-Sunday (Sound), 1999-Eyes-Wide-Shut (Sound), 1999-Star-Trek:-Deep-Space-Nine (Sound), 1998-Saving-Private-Ryan (Sound), 1998-The-Odd-Couple-II (Sound), 1997-Double-Tap (Sound), 1997-Addicted-to-Love (Sound), 1996-Larger-Than-Life (Sound), 1995-Let-It-Be-Me (Sound), 1995-Devil-in-a-Blue-Dress (Sound), 1994-Corrina,-Corrina (Sound), 1993-Lipstick-on-Your-Collar (Sound), 1991-The-Rocketeer (Sound), 1989-The-Fabulous-Baker-Boys (Sound), 1988-Full-Moon-in-Blue-Water (Sound), 1988-Biloxi-Blues (Sound), 1987-The-Untouchables (Sound), 1987-In-the-Mood (Sound), 1980-Rough-Cut (Sound), 1968-The-Jonathan-Winters-Show (Sound), 1963-The-Dinah-Shore-Chevy-Show (Sound), 1961-Paris-Blues (Sound), 1949-Symphony-in-Swing (Sound), 1945-Man-from-Oklahoma (Sound), 1945-War-Comes-to-America (Sound), 1943-Cabin-in-the-Sky (Sound), 1943-So's-Your-Uncle (Sound), 1943-Air-Force (Sound), 1943-Harry-Parry-and-His-Radio-Rhythm-Club-Septet (Sound), 1935-Roof-Tops-of-Manhattan (Sound), 1934-Masks-and-Memories (Sound), 1933-Betty-Boop's-May-Party (Sound), 1930-Check-and-Double-Check (Sound), 2005-Great-Women-Singers-of-the-20th-Century:-Chaka-Khan (Music Department), 1942-Bli-Bip (Sound), 1966-Noche-del-sabado (in person), 2012-Three-Vignettes (Sound), 1939-Verdensbermtheder-i-Kbenhavn (in person), 2012-The-Savoy-King:-Chick-Webb-&-the-Music-That-Changed-America (Other), 1973-Iltatahti (in person), 1952/II-Caravan (in person), 2013-The-Mark-of-Beauty (Sound), The-National-Parks:-America's-Best-Idea (Sound), Angels-in-America (Sound), 1951-V.I.P.'s-Boogie (in person), Breaking-Bad (Sound), 2011-Friends-with-Kids (Sound), 2009-He's-Just-Not-That-Into-You (Sound), 2008-Eli-Stone (Sound), 2008-A-Christmas-Tale (Sound), 2007-Melba-Moore:-Live-in-Concert (Sound), 2004-The-Notebook (Sound), 2004-Rosemary-Clooney:-Singing-at-Her-Best (Sound), 2002-Minority-Report (Sound), 2002-Divine-Secrets-of-the-Ya-Ya-Sisterhood (Sound), 2001-Ocean's-Eleven (Sound), 2001-The-Curse-of-the-Jade-Scorpion (Sound), 2000-Pollock (Sound), 1999-The-Green-Mile (Sound), 1999-Pitch-People (Sound), 1999-Introducing-Dorothy-Dandridge (Sound), 1998-Sphere (Sound), 1998-Fallen-Arches (Sound), 1997-Hoodlum (Sound), 1997-Metro (Sound), 1997-Love-Jones (Sound), 1996-The-Mirror-Has-Two-Faces (Sound), 1995-Forget-Paris (Sound), 1994-The-Hudsucker-Proxy (Sound), 1993-Bluesland:-A-Portrait-in-American-Music (Sound), 1992-Malcolm-X (Sound), 1992-White-Men-Can't-Jump (Sound), 1991-Flirting (Sound), 1991-Guilty-by-Suspicion (Sound), 1991-Wild-Blade (Sound), 1990-Alice (Sound), 1990-Wild-at-Heart (Sound), 1990-Dolly-and-Her-Lover (Sound), 1990-Strike-It-Rich (Sound), 1989-Field-of-Dreams (Sound), 1988-Driving-Me-Crazy (Sound), 1986-Tough-Guys (Sound), 1986-Miss-Mary (Sound), 1984-The-Cotton-Club (Sound), 1984-Maria's-Lovers (Sound), 1982-Police-Squad! (Sound), 1974-The-Conversation (Sound), 1973-Duke-Ellington...-We-Love-You-Madly (Sound), 1971-My-Tongue-Is--Quick! (Sound), 1968-Handicap (Sound), 1966-The-Sammy-Davis,-Jr.-Show (Sound), 1962-Boccaccio-'70 (Sound), 1962-All-Night-Long (Sound), 1960-Dante (Sound), 1958-1960-Peter-Gunn (Sound), 1957-The-Lux-Show (Sound), 1943-Don't-Get-Around-Much-Anymore (Sound), 1941-Ice-Capades (Sound), 1937-Underworld (Sound), 1934/II-Vaudeville (Sound), 1933-Advice-to-the-Lovelorn (Sound), 1933-A-Bundle-of-Blues (Sound), 1929-Black-and-Tan (Sound), 1981-Say-Brother (Music Department), 1969-Change-of-Mind (Music Department), 1969-Change-of-Mind (Sound), 1975-Black-Shadows-on-the-Silver-Screen (in person), 1973-Duke-Ellington...-We-Love-You-Madly (in person), 1967-1969-The-Joey-Bishop-Show (in person), 1968-The-Barbara-McNair-and-Duke-Ellington-Special (in person), 1967-NET-Playhouse (in person), 1964-The-Twentieth-Century (in person), 1962-Here's-Edie (in person), 1959-Spectacular (in person), 1959-Timex-All-Star-Jazz-Show (in person), 1951-Songs-for-Sale (in person), 1950-The-Faye-Emerson-Show (in person), 1947-Date-with-Duke (in person), 1933-A-Bundle-of-Blues (in person), 1929-Black-and-Tan (in person), 2011-Michel-Petrucciani (Other), 2002-Rhapsody-in-Black (Other), 2002-Cinerama-Adventure (Other), 1956-Jazz-Ball (Other), Baseball (Sound), 1978-The-Muppet-Show (Sound), 1952-Deadline---U.S.A. (Sound), 1959-1970-The-Ed-Sullivan-Show (in person), Perry-Como's-Kraft-Music-Hall (Sound), 1968-NET-Festival (in person), 1993-Victor-Borges-Tivoli-150-ar (Other), 2013-An-Honest-Buck (Sound), 2013-American-Hustle (Sound), 2012-Ginger-&-Rosa (Sound), American-Masters (Sound), 1991-En-dag-i-oktober (Sound), Show-Time-at-the-Apollo (Sound), 2012-The-Artist-and-the-Model (Sound), 2011-The-Fairy (Sound), 1979-Serie-noire (Sound), 1969-Adalen-31 (Sound), 2013-America's-Book-of-Secrets (in person), 1956-The-Bottom-of-the-Bottle (Sound), 1951-Half-Angel (Sound), 1950-No-Way-Out (Sound), 1946-Breakin'-It-Down (Sound), 1942-Jam-Session (Sound), 1938-The-Shining-Hour (Sound), 1929-Rhythms (Sound), 2006-Nutcracker-Sweeties (Music Department), 1977-The-Turning-Point (Music Department), 1959-Anatomy-of-a-Murder (Music Department), 1966-The-Jackie-Gleason-Show (Performer), 1959-Anatomy-of-a-Murder (Performer), 1950-Salute-to-Duke-Ellington (Performer), 1959-Anatomy-of-a-Murder (Sound), 1950-Salute-to-Duke-Ellington (Sound), 1950-Salute-to-Duke-Ellington (in person), 2004-Improvisation (in person), 1980-Memories-of-Duke (in person), 1970-1976-Happy-Days (in person), 1973-This-Is-Your-Life (in person), 1972-Timex-All-Star-Swing-Festival (in person), 1969-Frost-on-Saturday (in person), 1966-The-Strolling-'20s (in person), 1963-The-Keefe-Brasselle-Show (in person), 1963-The-Tonight-Show-Starring-Johnny-Carson (in person), 1959-Sunday-Showcase (in person), 1957-Person-to-Person (in person), 1955-Music-55 (in person), 1951-Kreisler-Bandstand (in person), 1942-Jam-Session (in person), 1933-Hollywood-on-Parade-No.-A-9 (in person), 2010-Dave-Brubeck:-In-His-Own-Sweet-Way (Other), 2009-Johnny-Mercer:-The-Dream's-on-Me (Other), 2005-Billie-Holiday:-The-Ultimate-Collection (Other), 2005-Great-Performances (Other), 2005-Duke-Ellington-Swinging-at-His-Best (Other), 2003-My-Kinda-People (Other), 2002-It's-Black-Entertainment (Other), 1993-Apollo-Theatre-Hall-of-Fame (Other), 2012-Banda-sonora (Sound), 2009-Johnny-Mercer:-The-Dream's-on-Me (Sound), 2007-Ocean's-Thirteen (Sound), 2005-Rumor-Has-It... (Sound), 2005-Prime (Sound), 2005-Stranded-in-Canton (Sound), 2004-The-Life-and-Death-of-Peter-Sellers (Sound), 2003-The-Human-Stain (Sound), 2003-Bright-Young-Things (Sound), 2002-Comedian (Sound), 2002-Crossing-Jordan (Sound), 2002-Hart's-War (Sound), 2000-The-Yards (Sound), 1999-Neighborhoods:-The-Hidden-Cities-of-San-Francisco---The-Fillmore (Sound), 1999-Nothing-Too-Good-for-a-Cowboy (Sound), 1998-The-Life-and-Times-of-Hank-Greenberg (Sound), 1998-The-Big-Lebowski (Sound), 1997-The-Big-One (Sound), 1997-Ulee's-Gold (Sound), 1995-White-Man's-Burden (Sound), 1995-Miami-Rhapsody (Sound), 1993-Memory (Sound), 1993-Short-Cuts (Sound), 1993-Rising-Sun (Sound), 1991-The-Addams-Family (Sound), 1991-Oscar (Sound), 1989-The-Toxic-Avenger-Part-II (Sound), 1988-The-Bengali-Night (Sound), 1987-Radio-Days (Sound), 1982-Frances (Sound), 1977-The-Turning-Point (Sound), 1975-Brother-Can-You-Spare-a-Dime (Sound), 1973-England-Made-Me (Sound), 1966-A-la-memoria-del-autor (Sound), 1962-The-Avengers (Sound), 1957-A-Hatful-of-Rain (Sound)
Theater Credits | show moreshow less
Swing! - Music (December 9, 1999 - January 14, 2001), Dream - Music (April 3, 1997 - July 6, 1997), Play-On! - Music (March 20, 1997 - May 11, 1997), Timon-of-Athens - Music (November 4, 1993 - December 5, 1993), Black-and-Blue - Music (January 26, 1989 - January 20, 1991), Stardust - Music (February 19, 1987 - May 17, 1987), Uptown...It's-Hot! - Music (January 29, 1986 - February 16, 1986), Sophisticated-Ladies - Music (March 1, 1981 - January 2, 1983), The-American-Dance-Machine - Music (June 14, 1978 - December 3, 1978), Bubbling-Brown-Sugar - Music (March 2, 1976 - December 31, 1977), Pousse-Cafe - Music (March 18, 1966 - March 19, 1966), Beggar's-Holiday - Music (December 26, 1946 - March 29, 1947), Blue-Holiday - Music (May 21, 1945 - May 26, 1945)

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