Monday, 27 April 2015

Gran Rex

Rare 1968 DUKE ELLINGTON Signed Autograph Theater Program American Jazz Pianist 

Description: very rare vintage “Gran Rex” (*) theatre program, hand signed by the famous American composer, pianist and jazz bandleader Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974)Black and white theater program with color advertising on the other side. Green ink hand signed, circa 1968 (**)
Folded:  4-¼ x 6 inches (10.5 cm x 15 cm)
Extended: 6 x 12- ¼ inches (15 cm x  31 cm)
Condition: Slightly stained here and there. Bent at the middle and upper corners.  Pined to the upper left corner. Otherwise, fine to very fine overall condition.
(*) The “Gran Rex” is an Art Deco style theater in Buenos AiresArgentina which opened on 1930’s, as the largest cinema in South America. Located near the centre of the city, at Corrientes Avenue (known as “the street that never sleeps”) is one of the city's most important venues for the staging of international shows.

(**) This program corresponds to the Duke Ellington and his Orchestra show, that took place at the “Gran Rex” theater in Buenos AiresArgentina on September 12, 1968. The color advertising on the back side includes a photo of the “Gran Rex” front and a picture of the very famous iconic Tango singer Carlos Gardel, with Corrientes Avenue as background. 

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