Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 472

Price Realized: $ 10,800
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,500 - $ 5,000
A TREASURE TROVE (MUSIC--HARLEM NIGHTCLUBS.) [CATHRELL, LAURIE.] Collection of photographs, programs, and ephemera from a Harlem Renaissance era chorus-girl. Over 200 photographs of various sizes, includes nearly 150 8 x 10 promotional shots, a few larger group shots and many smaller snapshots; a number of Harlem nightclub programs, and several issues of "Showdown" a magazine devoted to nightclub show people. Many of the 8 x 10's are inscribed, including three from billie holiday. The collection includes programs and ephemera. Condition varies, but generally very good. must be seen. Vp, circa 1920's to 1940's

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An extraordinary personal collection from Laurie J. Cathrell, a Harlem nightclub chorus-girl. The photographs and related nightclub material covers a broad period from the 1920's to the 1940's with a few later pieces, including the program for Joe Lewis' funeral. There are a great many inscribed photographs that include three from Billie Holiday, and many from equally well known figures from the music world. This is a "must-see" collection. NB: included is one issue of a magazine called "The Voice," for April 1926. The cover features a portrait of Sallie J. Cathrell, president of the Cathrell Printing company of Kansas City, presumably Laurie's mother.