Flip Phillips' 80th Birthday Party Medallion

Flip Phillips' 80th Birthday Party Medallion

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This medallion is from the Flip Phillips 80th birthday party, in 1995. It is made of gold tone plastic with red and black ink. There is a metal loop at the top of the medallion with remnants of a hanging fabric strip. The medallion is printed:

MARCH 24-26, 1995
[image of Flip Phillips]

Flip Phillips, born Joseph Edward Filipelli (1915-2001) was an American jazz tenor saxophone and clarinet player.

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.

Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Levin, Floyd
place made
United States
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 2 3/4 in; x 6.985 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Lucille Levin
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