MR. RUSSELL POSES FOR THE CAMERA

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’?”

3 responses to “MR. RUSSELL POSES FOR THE CAMERA

  1. dakotayellowred

    A great artist!

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  3. There is a great call-and-response piece between Louis Prima and Pee Wee in Louis Prima – The Wildest, and it is funny as hell. Quite musical too.

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