Museum Announces Permanent Ella Fitzgerald Exhibit

The National Museum of American History unveiled a permanent exhibit dedicated to Ella Fitzgerald, the country’s noted “First Lady of Song.” Museum Director Spencer Crew said “More than anything else, what the exhibit serves to convey is a glimpse of a highly individual performance style and personal warmth that was Ella Fitzgerald’s ability to sing and to reach across from the stage and to touch millions.”

The exhibit will include samples from some 250 albums she recorded, awards and sheet music, her trademark two-piece red suit and pill box hat and a 17-minute video.


AP - March 19, 1998

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