I didn't know Esther well. She was a friend of friends. After she passed away, there was a box filled with snapshots she'd taken. Many were recognizable theatre celebs of long ago. Other photos were of her and others. Some photos had inscriptions on the reverse, which I've noted. Others had nothing. This box was destined for the trash bin. I saved it.

01 September 2009

The Chick Webb Band with Ella Fitzgerald!

Thanks to William, we now know that this is Chick with Ella....Thanks William!


William said...

This is the Chick Webb band. That could be Ella Fitzgerald in front. She started her career with his band.

normadesmond said...

thanks william! using a magnifying glass, i say it is ella! i'm changing the title right now! i found a site (drummerworld) that has a photo of chick behind his drums with the same caricature as in esther's photo.