A collection of photographs jazz musicians and actresses by Keston Pelmore, majority 1930s,
Lot 166
Jazz: A collection of photographs of jazz musicians and actresses by Keston Pelmore, majority 1930s,
Sold for £337 (US$ 567) inc. premium
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Jazz: A collection of photographs of jazz musicians and actresses by Keston Pelmore,
majority 1930s,
all sepia/black and white, approximately 50, many with photographer's stamp to reverse and dated, including autographed photographs of Count Basie, Fats Waller, Benny Goodman and Arty Shaw, with portraits of June Bowman, Bunny Walters, Virginia Field (nude) and others, most signed/inscribed by the subject, in folder, the largest 10¼ x 13¾ inches (26x35cm)

Footnotes

  • Gerald Keston Pelmore (1911-1941) was born in Germany and moved to England with his parents, changing their name from Pfleiderer to Pelmore in 1915. In the 1930s he was a professional photographer but also a keen motorist and was one of the founders of the Bentley Drivers Club. In 1938 his photographic career took him to the USA where he learnt to fly. At the outbreak of WWII, he returned to England and joined the RAF. He became the pilot of a Vickers Wellington with 101 Squadron and was lost, with his crew, on operations over Germany, 27th December 1941.
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  1. Katherine Schofield nee Williams
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  2. Stephanie Connell
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  3. Stephen Maycock
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    Montpelier Street
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    United Kingdom
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