Bevan and Billie

Bevan received a package in the mail today and in it was a book of black and white photographs of jazz singer Billie Holiday, his godmother. Although there are a bunch of photos of Holiday hanging in Bevan's house, these are special because he'd never seen them before today. They're of him, his mother and his godmother in his childhood home in New York City.

I haven't looked through the whole book yet because I was drinking red wine at Gwyneth's house with Sylvia, but here's what Amazon says about it:

In 1957, New York photojournalist Jerry Dantzic spent time with the iconic singer Billie Holiday during a week-long run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey, nightclub Sugar Hill. The resulting images offer a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse of Billie with her family, friends, and her pet chihuahua, Pepe; playing with her godchild (son of her autobiography's coauthor, William Dufty); washing dishes at the Duftys' home; walking the streets of Newark; in her hotel room; waiting backstage or having a drink in front of the stage; and performing.