Glossy color concert poster for Labelle at the Metropolitan Opera House

Created by
Unidentified
Subject of
Labelle, American, founded 1962
Medium
paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W: 29 1/8 × 23 in. (74 × 58.4 cm)
Type
posters
Place used
Metropolitan Opera House, New York City, Manhattan County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1974
Description
A glossy color poster of a concert Labelle performed at the Metropolitan Opera House. The top two-thirds of the poster is the color image of Labelle's album cover Nightbird, which depicts deliberately blurred images (to show movement) of Patti LaBelle wearing green, Nona Hendryx wearing yellow, and Sarah Dash wearing orange, set against a black background. The figures vary in size. The text on top of the color portion of the poster reads, along the top border, in orange print: "LABELLE/NIGHTBIRDS" and at the center left border, in orange print, at an angle: "LADY MARMALADE / SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE / ARE YOU LONELY? / IT TOOK A LONG TIME / DON'T BRING ME DOWN" and "WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU? / NIGHTBIRD / SPACE CHILDREN / ALL GIRL BAND / YOU TURN ME ON." The bottom one-third of the poster is white with black centered type, and reads: "LABELLE AT THE MET. / Labelle In Concert at the Metropolitan Opera House, Sunday, October 6, 8PM / Tickets: $10, 7.50, 7.25, 7, 6.25, 4.50. / Available now at the Metropolitan Opera box office, / Lincoln Center, Broadway at 65th Street, / and at Ticketron outlets. NO MAIL ORDERS. / For information call 541-7290 / WEAR SOMETHING SILVER".
Topic
African American
Disco (Music)
Funk (Music)
Rhythm and blues (Music)
Rock and roll (Music)
Singers (Musicians)
Soul (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Nona Hendryx of Labelle
Object number
2014.246.1
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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