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Photographs of the Monterey Jazz Festival

Identifier: MSS 0516


A collection of 77 color Kodak photographs measuring between 3.5'x5" and 5"x7", without captions. The photographs were taken by an audeience member at the 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival. The images show the groups jamming, watching other performers, and smiling at the crowds.


  • 1970

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Collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

The Monterey Jazz Festival is an annual music festival in Monterey, California that was founded on October 3, 1958 by jazz disc jockey Jimmy Lyons. The 1970 festival footage was used by Clint Eastwood in his directorial debut, Play Misty for Me. Performers in the 1970 festival included Duke Ellington, Modern Jazz Quartet, Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Joe Williams, Johnny Otis Show w/ Little Esther Phillips and Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Woody Herman Orchestra, Buddy Rich Orchestra, Ivory Joe Hunter, Sonny Stitt, and Gene Ammons.


.1 Linear Feet (77 photographs)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection purchased by department in 2020.

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