1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Vavra, Diane, 1940-.

  1. Chet Baker materials from the papers of Diane Vavra, 1970-1989

    108 items . 2 boxes. 1.7 linear feet. -- Music Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Chet Baker was an American jazz trumpeter whose early success in the 1950s was due not only to his musical talents, but also to his model good looks. He rose to prominence as a member of baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan's quartet and later established himself as acclaimed vocalist during the 1950s. Baker began an on-again, off-again relationship with Diane Vavra in 1970 and was with her during the last years of his life. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, and other items related to his personal life and career.