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All That Jazz--On Film In KC
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TitleAll That Jazz--On Film In KC
AbstractLocated at the American Jazz Museum is a wonderful collection called the John Baker Film Collection. This collection contains about 700 hours of film. "Some of the holdings are full-length features, some run as short as a minute; a core of the collection are the 3,000 or so 'soundies' - the 1940s forerunner of MTV-style music videos-featuring the likes of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Fats Waller as well as a wealth of visual evidence of African-American culture. The films span the 1920s to the early '70s." Twenty years ago the city paid John Baker a Columbus, Ohio, lawyer, $200,000 for the collection. It wasn't until 2003 that the museum received a significant grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help to preserve the resource. The collection is known and used by jazz researchers.
DateJune 16, 2006
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationVertical File: Museums--Jazz
PageA1:1
Local SubjectJohn Baker Film Collection
Jazz Musicians
Jazz
Jazz Museum
American Jazz Museum
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID215990
CONTENTdm number29544
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