On View
Musical Crossroads Gallery
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
Written by
Ellington, Duke, American, 1899 - 1974
Received by
American Federation of Musicians, founded 1896
Date
May 10, 1942
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
Description
A two page letter from Duke Ellington to the Musicians' Protective Association, Local 767 written May 10, 1942. In the letter Duke Ellington files a claim against three parties to recover money owed him for arrangements of five numbers made for the show "Jump For Joy": He writes: "I am informed that the title of 'Jump for Joy,' the show and certain assets thereof are being sold at the office of Attorney Leo Gold in the Fox Building . . ." Ellington sought $1800 from the parties named in the suit, for arrangements of "Suntan Tenth of a Nation," "Two Left Feet," "Uncle Tom's Cabin," The Emperor's Bones," and "Cymbal Sockin' Sam."
Place depicted
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Type
business letters
Topic
Business
Correspondence
Jazz (Music)
Justice
Labor
Law
Musicians
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.57.32ab
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bed6958f-8d4a-4e70-9c03-7e65a3463bed
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