Mar 27, 2014 - Sale 2342

Sale 2342 - Lot 309

Price Realized: $ 5,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,500 - $ 5,000
(FILM.) MUSICAL. International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Famous All Girl Orchestra. Poster in blue and white, 41 x 27 inches, linen-backed. Np, 1946

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a scarce poster. The "International Sweethearts of Rhythm" was the first integrated all women's band in the United States, and quite possibly anywhere. During the 1940s the band featured some of the best female musicians of the day, playing swing and jazz to packed houses that included Harlem's Apollo, the Regal Theater in Chicago, and the Howard Theater in Washington, D.C. After a performance in Chicago in 1943, The Defender declared the band to be, "One of the hottest stage shows that ever raised the roof of the theater!"