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Two costumes worn by Ella Fitzgerald
Grey silk evening gown with a black silk and velvet floral overlay worn by the singer on stage in the 1960s Ella Fitzgerald opened at the Empire Room of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, March 30, 1971 with special guest Louis Armstrong. She wore this timeless gown more than once in her career. Photos from the 1960s feature her wearing this dress.
Mint green silk costume heavily adorned with rhinestones, faux pearls and fringe on the sleeves and waistline worn by the singer on stage. This costume was worn by Ella Fitzgerald in a performance with Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis of The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra in Copenhagen Denmark in April 1970.
Sammy Davis Jr. Arrangements
The Sammy Davis Jr. arrangements were donated to the Foundation's Archives by Michael Feinstein. This royal blue trunk - heavily marked with stickers from hundreds of shows - holds arrangements used during the Sammy Davis Jr. Show.