The eBay listing is http://cgi.ebay.com/Photo-JAZZ-MUSIC-Comedian-Clarinettist-PEE-WEE-RUSSELL_W0QQitemZ160416144676QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item25598c1d24.
I think this cheerful shot comes from the middle Forties: the PIX photographer was E. Colman. If you can’t make money, make friends . . . or make faces?
And here’s the unintentionally hilarious text on the photograph’s back:
“What do you know, chum? Someone thinks I was a ‘Comedian’?”
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