Duke Ellington Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

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 Yksityisetsivän tytär (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 2½: 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 Desaliñada (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 sábado (in person), 2012 Three Vignettes (Sound), 1939 Verdensberømtheder i København (in person), 2012 The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America (Other), 1973 Iltatähti (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 år (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 Série 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-Café - 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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