[Portrait of Sam Donahue and Hep, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. Dec. 1946] (LOC)
Gottlieb, William P., 1917-, photographer.
[Portrait of Sam Donahue and Hep, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. Dec. 1946]
1 negative : b&w ; 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.
Caption from Down Beat: Probably no dance band ever has played to so many empty tables consistently as the Sam Donahue ork during the recent double booking with Lionel Hampton at the Aquarium. The operators decreed that Sam should play afternoons, and the place isn't open in the afternoon! A single customer, John Sorenson, who just got off a boat from Denmark, wandered in by mistake one day and was served by the entire skeleton staff of three waiters, a cashier, head waiter, cook and busboy. In one of these staff photos by got, Sam and the band are seen playing to an attentive audience, consisting of one cat, Hep. In the other Stan Kenton keeps lonely Sam company, while Nick Callonus, a waiter, stands ready to bring another drink.
Gottlieb Collection Assignment No. 112
Purchase William P. Gottlieb
Forms part of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (Library of Congress).
In: "Empty tables," Down Beat, v. 15, no. 26 (Dec. 16, 1946), p. 5.
Format: Portrait photographs--1940-1950.
Rights Info: Mr. Gottlieb has dedicated these works to the public domain, but rights of privacy and publicity may apply. lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/html/gottlieb/gottlieb-copyrig...
Repository: (negative) Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Washington D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Part Of: William P. Gottlieb Collection (DLC) 99-401005
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Persistent URL: hdl.loc.gov/loc.music/gottlieb.10861
Call Number: LC-GLB13- 1086