Billie Holiday in Europe, c. January 1954
Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday in New Orleans (1947)
Billie Holiday and Lester Young.
Billie Holiday, 1954
Billie Holiday, The Blues Are Brewin’
Billie Holiday at the d’Orly airport, Paris, photographed by Jean-Pierre Leloir, 1958.
Billie Holiday backstage at Carnegie Hall.
“…the lascivious gardenia, worn like a large, white, beautiful ear, the heavy laugh, marvelous teeth, and the splendid archaic head, dragged up from the Aegean.” — Elizabeth Hardwick
“[on Billie Holiday] She was this person, this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the audience with the slightest gesture of her hand.”