Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Hoagy Carmichael at the Book Nook

image number:

P0027408

description:

This image was shot at the second incarnation of The Book Nook which was located on the southwest corner of Indiana and Kirkwood avenues. This is not the Book Nook where Hoagy Carmichael is said to have written the song "Stardust".

This image appears on page 152 of the 1935 Arbutus yearbook. The caption reads in full: "Hoagy Carmichael comes back to the nook at Christmas."

A February 25, 1982 letter from Martin J. Schiessler (JD 1940) to Susan Hays of the IU News Bureau says the photograph was shot in June of 1939. Although Schiessler identifies where he is in the photograph, he was obviously mistaken with regards to the date. The fact that many of the men are wearing long winter-type coats and sweaters seems to suggest that this was not taken in June, and the fact that it appears in the 1935 Arbutus proves the image could not have been taken in the year of 1939.

This image also appears on page 10 of the December 1973 edition of the Indiana Alumni Magazine as well as page 24 of the April 1939 edition of the Indiana Alumni Magazine.

date taken:

1934 December

photographer studio:

Sinclair

copyright owner:

Sinclair

personal name:

Carmichael, Howard Hoagland "Hoagy"

personal name:

Schiessler, Martin J.

location of individuals:

Hoagy Carmichael is playing the piano. Martin J. Schiessler is above and to the right of the jug that is sitting on the piano - he is wearing eyeglasses and is slightly in shadow.

building name:

Book Nook, The

corporate name:

Book Nook, The

topic:

Visitors (Musicians & Composers)

topic:

Pianos

topic:

Alumni (Famous)

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Individuals

subseries:

Carmichael, Hoagland Howard "Hoagy"

folder:

At Second Book Nook