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Robert Grimes Collection, Preliminary Inventory

  • US.INSON Mss 008
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  • 1895 - 2011

The collection contains 34,000 pieces of sheet music, 14,000 recordings, 3,300 books, 200 publicity photographs, news clippings and correspondence.

Grimes, Robert

Ella Fitzgerald Costumes, Preliminary Inventory

  • US.INSON Mss 064
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  • 1965-1975

The collection includes two costumes created for Ella Fitzgerald for concert performances. The first, a grey silk evening gown with a black silk and velvet floral overlay, was worn by the singer on stage in the 1960s. The second, mint green silk jumpsuit heavily adorned with rhinestones, faux pearls and fringe on the sleeves and waistline, was worn by the singer on stage in the early 1970s. An inside label reads "Elizabeth Courtney/Costumes Hollywood."

Courtney, Elizabeth, 1905-1974