A 7 inch, 45 rpm record featuring Norwegian artist Webe Karlsen. On this record Karlsen preforms: "Et Smil Og Noen Ord" (A Smile and Some Words) on side a and "Vaer Slik Som Du Er" (Be as You Are) on side b. Be as You Are is a cover of Nina Simone's "To Be Young, Gifted and Black." The record (2011.132.8.4a) is black vinyl with a red label at its center. The album cover (2011.132.8.4b) features a picture of Karlsen with red and black text that reads: [TRIOLA TN 589 STEREO / et smil og noen ord / WE BE / vaer slik som du er]. An inscription in blue ink over the side b song title on the cover reads: [TO BE YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK]. The back of the cover advertises other records from the Triola record company.
A "Eubie Blake Music" letterhead stationary with printed list of "Shows" and "Songs". There is a handwritten address in the upper left corner and the symbol of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers in the upper right corner. A handwritten note signed "Sincerely yours, Eubie Blake" is in the center.
A black-and-white photograph of Eubie Blake playing the piano. He is wearing black-rimmed glasses, and a suit and tie, with a white pocket square. He is sitting on a piano bench playing the piano in front of a brick wall with a white window. Handwritten in the top right corner, in black marker is “To Hinsh Cohen / from / Eulie Blake / feb. 9th / 1974.” Stamped in black ink on the back of the photograph at bottom right is “FEB - 9 1974.” Also on the back, handwritten in red ink is “EUBIE BLAKE” in the bottom right corner.
This dark purple velvet jacket was made by Joe Emsley and worn by Miles Davis. The jacket is slim cut, with no lapel, full length straight cut sleeves and a scalloped hemline. The jacket closes at the center front with three (3) black metal snaps. It is slightly longer in the back than in the front. There is one (1) exterior pocket at the waist of the proper left front, with a scalloped bottom left corner. The interior opening band of this pocket has a strip of the lining material sewn to it, but the body of the pocket is unlined. There are three (3) darts along the back below the neckline. On the interior, the jacket is lined with a printed silk fabric in a white, red, and blue polka-dotted diamond design. There is one interior set-in pocket on the proper right front with a label sewn onto it. There are underarm perspiration shields under each arm made from the same material as the lining.
A drumstick with a brown plastic tip used by Art Blakey. The stick is wood and cylindrical with one rounded end and one tapered end with a small, brown plastic tip. There are small gouges on the tapered area of the stick, and the shaft has a small crack.
Teal twill wool long-sleeved mid-calf length dress worn by Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in the Paramount Pictures produced 1972 film "Lady Sings the Blues." The dress has a mock turtleneck and no waist seam, but center front and back seams. There are diagonal light green stripes of wool that angle in a point-up double chevron on the bodice and wrap around to the back. The dress closes at the center back from the neck to below the waist with eleven (11) self-covered teal buttons and self loops, and thirteen (13) hooks that attach to the loops. Additionally, there is one (1) black snap at the top of the neck and two (2) snaps at the bottom of the back closure. Thread-wrapped metal is sewn at the interior of the upper part of the shoulder seams to make the mock turtleneck stand out from the neck. The dress is not lined and is hand hemmed.
Light green wool twill cropped vest with fur-trimmed armholes worn by Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in the Paramount Pictures produced 1972 film "Lady Sings the Blues." The vest has an open shawl collar with pointed lapels. The proper right front crosses over the proper left front and snaps closed with green fabric covered snaps. There are four snaps, three along the proper right bottom edge and one at the point of the proper left side, and one hook along the bottom right edge that attaches to a thread loop on the left side. Two large teal covered fabric round buttons sewn on the proper right front are decorative. The vest ends at a point at the center back, and a weight is sewn between the facing and lining at this center back point. Brown fur is sewn around the arm openings. The vest is fully lined in light green silk satin. There is a panel of teal lining fabric at the arm openings and the fur trim is lined with black satin. All of the lining is hand sewn.
Light green wool twill hat lined in teal synthetic twill with a brown fur band worn by Diana Ross as Billie Holiday in the Paramount Pictures produced 1972 film "Lady Sings the Blues." The hat is sewn so that it tilts at an angle down to the proper right. There are three red thread X's sewn in the lining to mark the center front. The teal lining and fur are hand sewn to form the hat, though the light green wool is machine pieced.
Two-pocket folder made of black paper textured to resemble leather with [DELLA REESE] centered on the front in gold lettering. Gold text at the upper right reads [VIOLIN II]. Underneath is a green & white sticker with [24 / VIII] handwritten in black ink. There is a gold logo and text on the right pocket, situated at the bottom right. The logo features a helmet-wearing man's head in the letter [A]. The text reads [ALPHEUS MUSIC CORP. / CAMEO MUSIC / HOLLYWOOD, CA]
All corners of the folder are curled or creased to various degrees.