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The Montgomery Brothers [ltr Buddy, Monk and Wes] by the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, photographed by William Claxton
For one, it looks nothing like her. I then there's this It may be Yourna B…
“Photography is jazz for the eye. All I ask you to do is listen with your eyes.” - William Claxton
In honor of Easter, watching killer mutant rabbits in NIGHT OF THE LEPUS (Dir. William F. Claxton, 1972).
This beautiful photo by William Claxton is not Billie Holiday.
John at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1960 photo by William Claxton
this is not Billie Holiday! Might be Yourna Byrd, wife of Jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd,1960 ~ photo by William Claxton
Late night in Los Angeles, 1954, photo by William Claxton
'A land where there is time enough. and room enough. I want that, too.'. Steve McQueen. by William Claxton
Dinah Washington in performance, Los Angeles, 1959, photo by William Claxton
Tribute festival closes out tonight:. (PC: William Claxton)
Chet Baker and his wife Halema by William Claxton. Famous People, Part 2 (38 rare photos)
Chet Baker (b Dec. 23, 1929) and his wife Halema. Photo by William Claxton
Chet Baker & his wife Halima by William Claxton, 1955
Natalie Wood photographed in New York by William Claxton, 1961. see more -->
"Natalie Wood in New York, 1961. Photograph by William Claxton. still 1 of the mos…
Got a great deal on some William Claxton books. Can't wait to pour over them. @ Fort Collins
I am sure you've heard but its not Billie, William Claxton's lovely photo is Lorraine Glover, wife of Donald Byrd.
CLASSIC CADILLAC CHECK-OUT: Photography by William Claxton of Chet Baker's "Ax" and his Caddy, 1954...
John Coltrane at the Guggenheim New York City 1960 by William Claxton via
November 18 1477 William Claxton publishes the first dated book printed in England. It is a translation from the French of The Dictes and Sayings of the Philosopers by Earl Rivers. 1626 St. Peter’s Cathedral in Rome is officially dedicated. 1861 The first provisional meeting of the Confederate Congress is held in Richmond, Virginia. 1865 Mark Twain’s first story “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” is published in the New York Saturday Press. 1901 The second Hay-Pauncefote Treaty is signed. The United States is given extensive rights by Britain for building and operating a canal through Central America. 1905 The Norwegian Parliament elects Prince Charles of Denmark to be the next King of Norway. Prince Charles takes the name Haakon VII. 1906 Anarchists bomb St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. 1912 Cholera breaks out in Constantinople, in the Ottoman Empire. 1921 New York City considers varying work hours to avoid long traffic jams. 1928 Mickey mouse makes his film debu ...
Is it possible that the "A" Train ever looked this clean and cozy?. (Donald Byrd photographed by William Claxton,...
Donald Byrd playing on the A train..New York..1959..William Claxton..
Photo: theatrainjazz: Donald Byrd on the “A” train, photographed by William Claxton in 1959. 
todsnocode: Steve McQueen by William Claxton: todsnocode: Steve McQueen… See You at Tumblr:
When Sonny Rollins released his Way Out West album in 1957, the cover featured the tall tenor saxophonist standing out in the desert between a bleached cow skull and a multi-armed cactus. In the William Claxton photo, Rollins cradled his horn like a six gun, planted his fist by his holster and peere...
The excerpt below is from Simon Doonan’s *** Men Don’t Get Fat, out today from Penguin. There was, for many years, a big photograph of Judy Garland by the late, great William Claxton duct-taped to the wall of the Barneys display studio where I worked. In this compelling image, Liza’s...
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