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[Portrait of Lester Young, Spotlite (Club), New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1946] (LOC)

Gottlieb, William P., 1917-, photographer.


[Portrait of Lester Young, Spotlite (Club), New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1946]


1 negative : b&w ; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.


Caption from Down Beat: It occurred to me that Lester is the one man whose stance is so unique that he is recognizable from whatever angle photographed. So here is one from the back, taken, incidentally, at The Spotlite.



Gottlieb Collection Assignment No. 498

Reference print available in Music Division, Library of Congress.

Purchase William P. Gottlieb

Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (Library of Congress).

In: The Record Changer, v. 5, no. 7 (Sept. 46, 1946), p. 13.



Young, Lester, 1909-1959

Jazz musicians--1940-1950.


Fifty-second Street (New York, N.Y.)--1940-1950.

Spotlite (Club)


Format: Portrait photographs--1940-1950.

Film negatives--1940-1950.


Rights Info: Mr. Gottlieb has dedicated these works to the public domain, but rights of privacy and publicity may apply.


Repository: (negative) Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Washington D.C. 20540 USA,

(reference print) Library of Congress, Music Division, Washington D.C. 20540 USA,


Part Of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (DLC) 99-401005


General information about the Gottlieb Collection is available at


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Call Number: LC-GLB23- 0944


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Taken sometime in 1946