Mid-century (January 1959) and hard to find Esquire Golden Age of Jazz A Great Day in Harlem magazine. Complete. Art Kane iconic photos

Mid-century (January 1959) and hard to find Esquire Golden Age of Jazz A Great Day in Harlem magazine. Complete. Art Kane iconic photos


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Mid-century (January, 1959) and hard to find Esquire Golden Age of Jazz: A Great Day in Harlem magazine. Special Holiday issue in an over-sized magazine format that is complete with the iconic Art Kane photos and in EXCELLENT! overall condition. Oft touted as the most memorable of all the Esquire issues over the years.

Magazine shows a few small tears to the edges and has a dog-eared corner to the top-right of the cover. Interior pages show minimal fading and very little foxing | yellowing.


FOUR DECADES OF JAZZ MUSICIANS ... You'll find most of your favorites here. "In an Historic gathering, four decades of Jazz musicians stand for a picture which illlustrates, with living proof, the following special section on The Golden Age of Jazz." Photograph by ART KANE. [FAMOUS TWO PAGE PHOTO, sometimes known as "A Great Day in Harlem". There is a documentary film (very interesting!), websites exploring the history of jazz using this photo, and all kinds of influences and copycats -- all from this photo, first published in THIS ISSUE. This photo also served as a motivational factor for Tom Hanks' character in Stephen Speilburg's "THE TERMINAL". SEE attached for a reproduction, with the key list of those photographed!]

THE GOLDEN AGE: TIME PRESENT ... Sixty years from folk music to art form ... by John Clellon Holmes.
THE GOLDEN AGE: TIME PAST... The Minton movement: seventeen years later ... by Ralph Ellison.
THE GOLDEN AGE: TIME FUTURE ... Eight of the greats look to new directions.

THE SOUND AND FOOLERY OF MORT SAHL ... From politics to the moon, by way of his own special summit. Photographed by Bert Stern.
VAN CLIBURN: CYCLE TWO ... Where can he go from the peak? ... by Abram Chasins. [NICE article by a great music writer!]
THE DAY OF THE RACE ... The obligation to win is sometimes a burden ... by Stirling Moss.
BOOK CONDENSATION:F.D.R.: THE IMAGE AND THE MAN BEHIND THE MASKS ... He voted for life ... by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

THE DAY OF THE RACE ... On the track and afterwards ... Photographed by Marvin Koner.
A BLARE FOR SALLIE ... Jazz in its more rippling form ... Photographed by Bert Stern. "Upstaging the fair and feverish SALLIE BLAIR" [NICE PHOTOS -- see below!]
EN L'AN 2000 ... Pictured predictions from 1900 ... In the collection of Tomi Ungerer ... Tomi Ungerer. "1900 was a year of optimism, and French Savants were lavish in their predictions for the year 2000. [Interesting!]

PERSONALITY: A TRIUMPH OF ENTHUSIASM ... John Henry Hammond's hates and marvelouses ... by Richard Gehman.

ONE-ACT PLAY: THE MALL ... Out of season: the people and the love that passes ... by William Inge.

A GLASS OF BLESSINGS ... Sparkling reflections seen through bubbles ... by Glendon Swarthout.
THE LAKE AND I ... Now that he sold it, what would he use for water? ... by Baron Timme Rosenkrantz.
SOMETHING FOR SUSIE ... Prologue to a requiem in two-time ... by Garson Kanin.

WEARABLES: PLUMAGE FOR THE POWDER CROWD ... For the fireside grouping, when day is done; FOR NOVICE OR E\PERT, FUN IS FASHIONABLE ... On the slopes or above, comfort de luxe; DECLARED VALUES ... Stamped with the approval of London, Paris and Rome.
GIFT SUPPLEMENT:ESQUIRE'S LAST-MINUTE SHOPPER ... Suggestions for the last man on your list; TWELVE O'CLOCK STOPPERS .. . Four pages of gifts that denote thought unlimited.
TRAVEL:RICHARD JOSEPH'S TRAVEL NOTES ... The practical suggestions for this month's side trip; SNOW CONDITIONS (AND OTHERWISE) FABULOUS ... Swi;zerland... Photographed by Henry Wolf.
ESQUIRE'S SIDE TRIP NO. 9: PERU ... Lima to Macku Picchu ... by Louis Renault & Richard Joseph.
POTABLES:CHAMPAGNE, CHARM & CINDERELLA ... With champagne and a chicken.
DEPARTMENTS: Publisher's Page.

Approximate measurements: 10" X 13" oversized magazine format.

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