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EDDIE CONDON’S, 47 WEST THIRD STREET, TUESDAY NIGHT

Found on eBay!  I see Eddie, Pee Wee, Bobby Hackett, George Wettling, Bud Freeman, Wild Bill Davison, George Brunis, and other brilliant stars shining in the jazz firmament or simply sitting in on a Tuesday night at the club. 

Lions and tigers and jazzmen, oh my! 

And others with sharper vision will identify the clarinet trio, I know.

And, for those sensitive to semantics, the item title was ORIGINAL JAZZ PHOTO PEE WEE RUSSELL AUTOGRAPH BIG BAND — which would have horrified both Condon and Russell, among others. 

The photograph is labeled with the name of the club and its address — as well as the telephone number: GRamercy 3-8736.  I wonder who answers that telephone now.

P.S.  For better or worse, I was outbid on eBay, thus I am feeling mixed disappointment and financial relief.  I console myself by thinking that the new owner must love it as much as I do. 

It’s a holy picture in my religion.