Five-Front Group on the Steve Allen Tonight Show

One of 43 photographs in the series: Early Jazz Scrapbook available on this site.

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Photographs of the Five Front jazz combo band on the Steve Allen Show. In the top photograph, nine men stand in a line. Gene Hall is the fifth man from the left, and he is wearing a dark suit and glasses. Steve Allen stands next to him on the right, wearing a gingham shirt, ribbon necktie, and slacks that have been tucked into cowboy boots. The bottom photograph shows the band members performing on a mat atop a dirt floor. Most of the suited young men are seated behind music stands. Onlookers can be seen milling about in the background ... continued below

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2 photographs : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

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Creator: Unknown. April 1956.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Early Jazz Studies at UNT and was provided by UNT Music Library to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 87 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Photographs of the Five Front jazz combo band on the Steve Allen Show. In the top photograph, nine men stand in a line. Gene Hall is the fifth man from the left, and he is wearing a dark suit and glasses. Steve Allen stands next to him on the right, wearing a gingham shirt, ribbon necktie, and slacks that have been tucked into cowboy boots. The bottom photograph shows the band members performing on a mat atop a dirt floor. Most of the suited young men are seated behind music stands. Onlookers can be seen milling about in the background behind a white fence.

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2 photographs : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

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Early Jazz Studies at UNT

This collection of photographs features performances, band members, and band directors of the UNT Laboratory Dance Band, the premier ensemble of the Jazz Studies division at the college.

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  • April 1956

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  • Sept. 23, 2013, 9:19 p.m.

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  • April 14, 2014, 5:53 p.m.

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Five-Front Group on the Steve Allen Tonight Show, photograph, April 1956; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc181718/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.