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elements of style #34/ DUKE ELLINGTON, BILLIE HOLIDAY + LEONARD FEATHER 1945

Above, an elegant trio at work: Jazz composer Duke Ellington sits with Billie Holiday and pianist and music critic Leonard Feather in this 1945 photo. Holiday starred in a short film with Ellington in 1935 and toured Europe with Feather in 1954.

 

 

 

ELEMENTS OF STYLE contd.
…archival imagery in “Elements of Style,” then reading an interview with a stylish contemporary excites and cements the sartorial linkage and sympathy between the ongoing narratives. Both departments serve to inform, paying homage to stylish predecessors and pointing to historical sources of design: they inspire dialogue between now and then and acknowledge influence.

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One Response to elements of style #34/ DUKE ELLINGTON, BILLIE HOLIDAY + LEONARD FEATHER 1945

  1. Carol Friedman says:

    Love love love this triumvirate of classic style.. I had not seen this photograph; many thanks for posting it…

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