Celluloid Improvisations logo Jazz on Film Mark Cantor


This is a lobby card from the 1938 Warner Bros. feature FOOLS FOR SCANDAL, starring Carole Lombard. Singer/ dancer Jeni Le Gon can be seen out in front of the Les Hite orchestra. Among the sidemen who can be identified in this picture are Les Hite, leading the band; drummer Peppy Prince, to Hite’s left; Marshall Royal, alto sax to the left of the section; probably Charlie Jones, tenor sax; probably Joe Bailey, string bass. Other members of the band who cannot be clearly seen in this lobby card include James “Porter” King, trumpet, and possibly Parker Berry, trombone.