Ella Fitzgerald Chick Webb Concert Poster 1930s Big Band Jazz

Ella Fitzgerald, who would eventually become the world’s “First Lady of Song,” was only 21 years old when this 1938 window card was printed to advertise a concert by her then-boss, big band leader Chick Webb. Ella’s youth and inexperience landed her a spot at the very bottom of the poster, as Webb was very highly regarded in his day and was clearly the star. But he would pass away a year later, after which Ella began her ascent into individual stardom. The poster itself is a minor masterpiece of oranges, blacks and browns, with a striking rendition of Webb’s face dominating the graphics. Enthusiastically discussed by collector Pete Howard of PosterCentral.com (phone 805-540-0020, email pete@postercentral.com). To see more old, cool big-band concert posters, head on over to this page right here on my web site: http://www.postercentral.com/bigbandvocalists.htm

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