Jazz Festival on the Queen Mary Button

Jazz Festival on the Queen Mary Button

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This button is from the Queen Mary Jazz Festival in Long Beach, California, in 1977. It is made of red paper with black ink covered with a clear film, on a two-piece metal button with a pin back. The button is printed:

UNITED
JAZZ CLUBS
OF SO. CALIF.
2nd ANNUAL
JAZZ FESTIVAL
ON THE
QUEEN MARY
OCT. 30, 1977

Floyd Levin (1922-2007) was a Los Angeles textile manufacturer who turned his passion for jazz into a second career as an influential jazz journalist and historian. His numerous reviews, profiles, and articles were published in magazines such as Down Beat, Jazz Journal International, Metronome, and American Rag. He also authored Classic Jazz: A Personal View of the Music and the Musicians. Items in this collection (2011.3086) were acquired from Levin’s attendance at Jazz Festivals, conferences, and other music events.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button
date made
1977
user
Levin, Floyd
place made
United States: California, Long Beach
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in; x.635 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
2011.3086.022
nonaccession number
2011.3086
catalog number
2011.3086.022
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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