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Auction no. 26 - Jewish and Israeli History and Culture

by Kedem Public Auction House Ltd


534 lots

October 16, 2012

Live Auction

20 Beit Ha-Defus St.

Givat Shaul

Jerusalem, 95483 Israel

Phone: +972-77-5140223

Fax: +972-77-5140167

Email: kedem.ltd@gmail.com

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The Military Bands

Lot 1: The Military Bands

Description: The Military Bands (MB) were established in 1948, soon after the establishment of the IDF. The glory days of the MB began soon after the Six Day War when each unit and each infantry brigade established a band of its own. The most prominent bands were those of the central commands (north, center and south, as well as the Naval Corps Band). The MB were dismantled at the end of the 1970s by the IDF Commander in Chief at the time, Rafael "Raful" Eitan, and later attempts to renew them failed.The MB were very important as a didactic tool and a way of keeping the high morale of the soldiers, and their success endowed prestige and "team spirit" to the different units and brigades. The investment in the MB was enormous and the highest ranked commanders were involved in their design. The MB were accepted with enthusiasm and gained a great success within a short time, both in the army and among the general public. Many of their shows were performed outside of the IDF, they produced records, their songs were frequently played on the radio and many of them became hits. The MB shows included songs in Hebrew, most of them original, and short sketches, as a comic relief. The directors of the MB emphasized in particular the arrangements of the songs, and the singers' body movements harmoniously and rigorously, in order to convey the meaning of the words by acting and pantomime; this particular style became their identifying feature.Many of the leading artists in Israel contributed songs to the MB, among them: Naomi Shemer, Haim Hefer, Yair Rosenblum, Yoram Teharlev, and together with them leading directors like Naomi Polani, Danny Litai, Yossi Banai and many others.In the 1970s the veteran members of the MB returned to the bands as a part of their reserve duty, in which they worked with the new MB members. Thus, for example, we can find in The Armored Corps Band show program from 1973, leading artists like Yehonatan Geffen, Shalom Hanoch, Boaz Davidson and many others. These artists were recruited for reserve duty in order to write for the MB.The enthusiastic acceptance of the MB among Israeli civilian audiences, as well as the fact that the initiation stage of most of the Israeli entertainers in the 1970s and the 1980s were in military frames, is a unique cultural phenomena, reflecting the vague borders between the military sphere and the civilian one in Israeli culture. A typical example for such a vague model, is The Dizengoff Command Band (active in 1969-1970), which was an assembly of MB veteran stars.The collection includes material which documents the MB activities since the 1960s until the beginning of the 1980s, the singers-actors and the artist who wrote, directed and produced the shows, photographs of their auditions, rehearsals, everyday life and shows, in different places and settings and in times of peace and war.The material reveals the extraordinary investments of the army in nurturing the MB and the importance they had for the Israeli generals in their chase after prestige. Beyond the reflection of the military and cultural systems, we can detect in the materials the initiation processes and the creative atmosphere of the artists who played a crucial role in Israeli music, theater and cinema since the 1960s. This aspect of the collection, depicts the unique hybrid model of the military and civilian spheres, crystallized in Israeli culture, and may provide a deeper understanding of the modernization process of Israeli society.The collection includes 780 photographs and 7 negatives of the Military Bands.The bands which appear in the collection are: The Cheezbatron, The Air Force Band, The Naval Corps Band, North Command Band, South Command Band, Central Command Band, Armored Corps Band, The Nahal Brigade Band, Artillery Corps Band, The Combat Engineering Entertainment Team, The Paratroops Entertainment Team, Golani Entertainment Team, Nahal Brigade Entertainment Team, Armored Corps workshop soldiers [mechanics] Entertainment Team, Sinai Entertainment Team, The Dizengoff Command [a civilian group which operated in a MB model], and a collection of entertainment crews from the early eighties as well as the IDF orchestra. The collection also includes photographs of artists from Israel and abroad performing in front of soldiers, and of Israeli generals with various artists.

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Lot 2: "Tempo Bands"

Description: As mentioned in the introduction, the dominant media channels rejected or marginalized the "tempo bands" (lehakot ketzev) which flourished during the 1960s and 1970s in Israeli night clubs (besides Tel Aviv, also in Jerusalem and in Haifa. The main clubs though were in Ramla [Calipso and Karish] and in Tel Aviv Hamasger street). Not much has been written about their place in Israeli music history and their cultural significance, as well as on the reasons for their disappearance from Israeli collective memory. From an archival point of view, there is no doubt that the collection offered here for sale is rare, as it is one of the only which document the "tempo bands" scene. As opposed to the MB which were shaped by the establishment from above, the "tempo bands" were a local and independent initiative coming from below, from those who didn't comply with the militaristic ethos, those who were not accepted or preferred not to serve in the MB. At the end of the 1970s the "tempo bands" scene declined and part of its leading figures found their way to Israeli mainstream music.54 photographs and 16 colored negatives of "tempo bands".The bands in the collection were active during the 1960s and the 1970s. The bands in the collection are: "The Fats and the Skinny", "The Monsters Band", "The Zion Stars", "The Climbers", "The Velvet", "The Cream", "The Four Fates", "The Lords", "The Secrets Band, the Eiffel Tower Band, "The Knesset Members Band", "Snow Ball Band", "The Councils Orchestra", "The Volunteers", "the Dreams", "Fly band", "The Musrara Magic Boys" "The Albertos Band", "The Desperate" , "The Boy Band" "The Characters Band", "Ram Band", "The Dolls", "The Fashion Band", "Purple Haze Band", a few photographs without band name; Misha Segal (a typical TB musician) 16 colored negatives of him and his band.

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Lot 3: "Tempo Bands" from Jerusalem

Description: 41 photographs of Jerusalem "Tempo Bands" from the 1960s and 1970s.The bands in the collection are (amongst otherss): "The Electric Stage", "The Mosquitoes", "The Creation", "Popstars", "The Little Birds", "The Capital", "The Beauty Stars" (an east-Jerusalem band), "D. D. and his Band" (performance in a Black Panters assembly); studio photographs taken in several Jerusalem photo studios and photographs from performances

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Latter-day band / The Churchills

Lot 4: Latter-day band / The Churchills

Description: ~"Latter-day band" was a rock group in the 1970s and it is known for being the first band to merge "high Hebrew" poetic lyrics and rock music, as well as by upgrading Israeli music production standards.6 color negatives and 1 photo of the "Latter-day band". The negatives are for poster (without Miri Aloni), and the photograph of the band with Miri Aloni.~The Churchills (or The Churchills Band) was established in 1965 and was active until the mid 1970s. The Churchills was the most famous "tempo band". The band played Anglo-American heavy and psychedelic rock in English, and performed also abroad, under the title "Jericho Jones" (they didn't want to offend British feelings). Their long collaboration with Arik Einstein is considered as a milestone in the history of Israeli rock.10 photographs, mainly in poster poses and a few from performances and behind the scenes.

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The Pure Souls Band

Lot 5: The Pure Souls Band

Description: The Pure Souls Band was active between 1972 and 1975. Many of the songs from their only album, called also The Pure Souls, are still played on Israeli radio, in the original versions and in a variety of cover versions. These songs symbolize the era of the Yom Kippur War. 34 Photographs and 20 color negatives of Natan Cohen (the band leader and writer), with a guitar and without. Photographs of the band in performances, behind the scenes and in poster frames.

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The Singing Trio

Lot 6: The Singing Trio

Description: A pop trio that was active in 1969-1970. Its members were Benny Amdursky, Shalom Hanoch and Hanan Yovel.15 photographs of the Singing Trio, in performances, rehearsals, behind the scenes and in poster poses.

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Tamuz Band

Lot 7: Tamuz Band

Description: Tamuz Band is an Israeli canonical rock band that was active in the mid 1970s. Its only record "End of the Oranges Season", considered as a milestone in Israeli rock history.4 photographs and 20 color negatives of "Tamuz Band".The photographs are from a performance. Half of the negatives are for poster and the rest are from a performance and behind the scenes.

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The Dudaim

Lot 8: The Dudaim

Description: The Dudaim were a canonical Israeli duo, active and popular from 1957 until 1993. 11 negatives for a poster of the Dudaim.In part of the negatives they are dressed in IDF uniform.

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Kaveret

Lot 9: Kaveret

Description: Kaveret Band, also known as Poogy (the name chosen for their performances abroad)was established in 1973, and active only for a few years, but its members (who were a kind of a "super group" of MB stars), became leading and creative Israeli artists (Efraim Shamir, Danny Sanderson and Alon Olearchik, Yoni Rechter and Isaac Klepter). Kaveret won much fame around the Jewish world for their often humorous songs and unique style of music. Similarly to The Dizengoff Command Band, Kaveret blended MB models (like skits, nonsense bits and dancing) with rock music, and created by that a kind of MB parody. 74 photographs of Kaveret, amongst otherss: in rehearsals and performances, with various artists, many photographs are made for poster or album covers.

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Benzin

Lot 10: Benzin

Description: Benzin is an Israeli rock group that was active during the 1980s.25 colored negatives of the band.Most of them are for poster. The members of the band photographed together and alone. 7 negatives are from a performance. Benzin Band is an Israeli rock group that was active during the 1980s.25 colored negatives of the band.Most of them are for poster. The members of the band photographed together and alone. 7 negatives are from a performance.

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Vanguard Bands

Lot 11: Vanguard Bands

Description: 22 photographs of Israeli vanguard bands.* Zingale Band (8) behind the scenes and in rehearsals; panoramic photograph (3 pasted photographs) of the band in performance. * Cosmic Dream (2) * Rhetorical Band (9) * The Brigade Veterans (3) for poster, dressed in 19th century European army uniforms.Opening price: 150$566. Chromosome17 photographs of Chromosome band.The photographs are from performances and behind the scenes.

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Chromosome

Lot 12: Chromosome

Description: 17 photographs of Chromosome band.The photographs are from performances and behind the scenes.

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Arik Einstein

Lot 13: Arik Einstein

Description: Arik Einstein is an Israeli singer-songwriter and actor. During his long and fertile career, began at the MB The Nahal Brigade Band, Einstein became an icon of Israelism, marking both quality and the popular. During the 1970s Einstein, together with Shalom Hanoch and the rock group the Churchills, created a new Israeli sound which was influenced by Anglo-American rock and roll. Beyond his warm and tender voice and the hundreds of songs he recorded, including a multi album project of new versions for Israeli classics, Einstein's contribution to Israeli music was his unique ability to work with other artists, writers and musicians. He enabled them to create some of the masterpieces of modern Hebrew music. His contribution to the cinema and acting in Israel is constitutive; beside his excellent acing performances in Uri Zohar's films "Big Eyes" and Metzitzim, he was a partner in creating a new colloquial Israeli language, simple and authentic, which stood in contrast to the artificial, censored and literary language which was dominant in Israeli cinema. 85 photographs and 35 colored negatives.The photographs are from the middle of the 1960s until the end of the 1970s. the photographs are with and many other artists (among them): Shalom Hanoch, Richie Havens, Yafa Yarkoni, Tzvi Shissel, Yoni Rechter, Mickey Gavrielov, with his family, a collection of portraits, in performances and with different ensembles. As well as a few photographs of characters he played in the TV series "Lool" [coop]. Most of the negatives are portraits for a magazine cover or a poster. Several negatives are from performances with different musicians.

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Shalom Hanoch

Lot 14: Shalom Hanoch

Description: Shalom Hanoch is one of the first rock artists in Israel. He began his career in the Nahal Brigade Band and was for a short period a member of the "Shlosharim". Since the early 1970s he wrote, composed and recorded hundreds of songs, and a few of his albums are regarded as milestones in the development of Israeli rock.60 photographs from the 1960s and the 1970s of Shalom Hanoch.Portraits, with guitar, in performances and behind the scenes; with various artists and family. Different shows as well as 10 printed contacts of portraits from the 1960s.

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Meir Ariel (1942-1999)

Lot 15: Meir Ariel (1942-1999)

Description: Meir Ariel was an Israeli singer-songwriter. As a native born Kibbutznick and as a son of a Bible teacher, Ariel absorbed in his childhood and youth the Kibbutz culture and the knowledge in the Hebrew language and tradition. This combination served Ariel as an endless spring of innovative linguistic and lexical phrases and idioms, which he used to describe in a most precise way, the Israeli crisis as he experienced it at the end of the 1960s. In 1967, after his war experiences (he was one of the first paratroopers who occupied the Western Wall), he responded immediately and directly to the victory messianic rejoice and to the spreading euphoria, and in response to the popular song of Noami Shemer, "Jerusalem of Gold", he wrote and performed a version of his own to the same tune, with the title "Jerusalem of Iron", in which he expressed the dark and bitter sides of the war. Ariel intention wasn't understood and the press gave him the nickname "the singing paratrooper" which he rejected as a gimmick. After a long stay in the US, where he was influenced deeply by Bob Dylan, he returned to Israel, and in a series of complex poetic and troubadourian albums he exposed new dimensions of Israeli culture and the Hebrew language. His first and most successful album, Shirey Chag Umoed Venofel [Songs of holiday and falling commemorative day] from 1978, includes one of the most significant texts of Israeli song writing, "Song of Pain", in which he represented the emotional stress of the occupation. In that song appears one of his most quoted lines: "At the end of every sentence that you utter in Hebrew / sits an Arab with a narghile / even if it begins with Siberia / or with Hollywood, with Hava Nagila." In the last decade of his life, which came to an end prematurely, he was drawn into Jewish tradition and dwelled into "poetic" Torah studies and even practiced several basic instructions in a "sporty" manner as he defined it. This new religious experiences had explicit impact on his late albums and works, in which he confronted the digital age which he perceived as apocalyptic.14 photographs of Meir Ariel.Two portrait photographs of Ariel in Kibbutz Mishmarot (early 1970s); Ariel in IDF uniforms gather firewood in Hebron; in performance with his band, with various artists and with his wife Tirtza.

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Gidi Gov

Lot 16: Gidi Gov

Description: Gidi Gov is an Israeli singer, TV host, entertainer and actor.Gov began his acting and singing career at The Nahal Brigade Band. He was the leading singer of Kaveret, and later recorded several solo albums and was a leading singer of a few bands. In addition to his musical career, since the 1970s, Gov also performed as main actor in several important films which are considered as millstones in Israeli cinematic history ("Masa Alonkot", "Khirbet Khize", "Ha-Lehaka", "The Troupe", (which described the life in an Israeli military band), and "Dizengoff 99"). 42 photographs of Gidi Gov.From the 1960s until the early 1980s. amongst others: as a soldier in the Nahal Brigade Band, playing on the bank of the Suez Canal; portraits, with various artists, with his wife the playwright Anat Gov; of several of his characters from the successful Israeli entertainment show "Zehu Ze!" [That's it!].

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Shlomo Artzi

Lot 17: Shlomo Artzi

Description: Shlomo Artzi is an Israeli folk rock singer-songwriter, and composer. He began his career at the Naval Corps Band and in 1970 he had the opportunity to take part in the Israeli Song Festival, a prestigious song contest held every year. Still in military service and wearing a military uniform, he sang Pitom Achshav, Pitom Hayom (Suddenly Now, Suddenly Today), also known as Ahavtiha (I loved her), and won the first prize. After a short period of crisis he began a long acoustic tour all over Israel. Since the end of 1970s Artzi transformed into a pop and soft rock artist and inserted personal and associative elements into his lyrics. This style made him since the end of the 1980s an icon of an authentic Israeli man; sensitive, emotional, but in control. He won the Israeli Song Festival again in 1973. For his success and influence on Israeli culture he received in 2012 a doctorate of honor from Haifa University.100 photographs and 35 color negatives of Shlomo Artzi.amongst otherss: as a soldier, portraits from the early stage of his career until early 1980s, with various artists, in performances, with fans, with his family; the negatives are from his early career, from different and varied poster photograph-sessions, and from different performances.

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Tzvika Pik

Lot 18: Tzvika Pik

Description: Henrik Zvi "Svika" Pick (written also: Tzvika Pik, Tsvika Pick) is a pop singer and composer. He was born in Wrocław, Poland, to a family of musicians. Already at the age of 5 he studied classical music which he continued to study after his arrival to Israel, at the Conservatory of Ramat Gan and soon after began to perform (at age 15) in "tempo bands" . It is possible that the fact that his musical style and popularity emerged from the night clubs of Ramla, was the main reason for the negative criticism which even ridiculed him. In his early career LCW coverage was the only "good press" he received, and it defiantly have an important role in his "starization" and promotion. Since the end of 1970s, Pick proved time after time his extraordinary talent in composing and performing megahits which became classics. In 2011 he received The ACUM Life Achievement Award.57 photographs and 60 colored negatives of Tzvika Pik.The photographs are from the end of the 1960s, the 1970s and early 1980s. amongst others: portraits, in rehearsals and recordings, in performance and with various artists. The negatives are varied, from different sessions in different stages of his career, mainly for posters and magazine covers.

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The Early Tzvika Pik

Lot 19: The Early Tzvika Pik

Description: 17 photographs and 4 color negatives of Tzvika Pik's early bands (since age 15). The photographs include the bands: "TeleStar", "The Fats and the Skinny" and the "Chocolate band" in poster poses, in performances and behind the scenes.

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Mike Brant / Mike (Moshe) Brand

Lot 20: Mike Brant / Mike (Moshe) Brand

Description: "Lahiton" had a very special relationship with Mike Brant, just like with Zvika Pik. The magazine documented and reported all of Mike Brant's moves while all the other papers completely disregarded him. It seems as if Brant was "loyal" to "Lahiton" and when he became very famous in France he agreed to have exclusive interviews with "Lahiton" and supplied information that no other paper could get. About 300 photographs and 18 color slides. Presented is an extensive collection of photos documenting Brant's activity from beginning to end. Photos with his family, photos of performances, behind the scenes, with friends and with admirers in Israel and in France; a photo signed by Brant on the front and on the reverse (1968), a CBS postcard in color; photos of Brant with various Israeli artists: Boaz Sharabi, Yafa Yarkoni, Gabby Shushan, Kaveret band; portrait photos: two photos of Mike with the Baroness of Melici, walking on the beach; newspaper cuttings of interviews and front-cover photos of Mike and two booklets in French dedicated to him;"Private Album of Mike Brant" - Special Edition (1975); Photos of Mike in performances abroad (photos taken by Patrick Ullmann and Gerard Deballe); color slides of Mike on the background of the sea; sixty photos of the suicide scene and the funeral.

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Isaac Klepter

Lot 21: Isaac Klepter

Description: Isaac Klepter is a guitar player, with one of the most genuine and authentic Israeli guitar sounds. Klepter is a songwriter and a singer, and he became an Israeli rock icon.50 photographs and 10 color negatives of Isaac Klepter.The photographs are from the 1960s and 1970s. amongst others: portraits, in performances (since the age of 14), in recordings, with various artists, with his wife Vered Klepter.

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Matti Caspi

Lot 22: Matti Caspi

Description: Matti Caspi is a composer, musician, singer, and lyricist.5 photographs and 70 color negatives of Matti Caspi.Photographs of Caspi from the 1970s, in rehearsal room at work. Negatives are from several shows and in rehearsals (with Yossi Banai) and portraits.

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Shmulik Kraus

Lot 23: Shmulik Kraus

Description: Shmulik Kraus is an actor, pop-rock singer and composer. Kraus had a significant role in creating the sound of Israeli pop-rock, in his sensitive treatment of lyrics. Parallel to his musical activity Kraus participated in several films. During his career he suffered from different crises, was arrested a few times and even hospitalized in a mental-health hospital, because of his violent behavior and his inclination to over-identify with the characters he played. He received the Minister of Education Award for Life Achievement.38 photographs and 12 color negatives of Shmulik Kraus. The photographs are from the 1960s until the early 1980s. Portraits, in performance, with various artists and with his family, in a hospital, wounded, arrested. The negatives are of Kraus in a performance.

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Benny Amdursky (1931-1994)

Lot 24: Benny Amdursky (1931-1994)

Description: Benny Amdursky is a singer, producer, impresario and restaurateur. Amdursky was a producer and a partner in several significant groups. Among them, The Dudaim, The Yarkon Trio and The Singing Trio, he produced The High Windows Band and the albums "Jerusalem of gold" and "Jerusalem of Iron".23 photographs of Benny Amdursky.Photographs from the 1970s. With various artists and several friends in cafes, bars, restaurants and cockatiel parties; with his wife Miki Amdursky.

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Yossi Banai (1932-2006)

Lot 25: Yossi Banai (1932-2006)

Description: Yossi Banai was an actor, singer, entertainer, narrator, director and a writer whose life achievements gave him the Israel Prize. Banai was born in Jerusalem and after his service in The Nahal Brigade Band, he studied acting in Habima Theatre and soon became one of its main actors. Apart from his theatrical career, Banai directed a few shows of the famous entertainment group "HaGashash HaHiver" which some of them he wrote. In addition to his work in the theatre Banai wrote many ballads and chansons which represent his memories of his Jerusalem childhood.8 photographs and 12 color negatives of Yossi Banai.The photographs are from the middle of the 1960s until the 1970s. Part of the negatives is for poster and part of them are from theater performances in various roles of Banai in the theatre.

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Chava Alberstein

Lot 26: Chava Alberstein

Description: Chava Alberstein is a singer, lyricist and composer. She was born in 1947, in Szczecin, Poland and began her career in the "Golani Entertainment Team". She recorded about 60 records (8 in Yiddish and 1 in English), much more than any other performer in Israel. Her albums include Jewish and Israeli classics as well as personal and even a few political songs. She is considered by many as the greatest Israeli singer ever and she received in 2011 the Akum Life Achievement Award.16 photographs from her early career, mainly of studio portraits.

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Miri Aloni

Lot 27: Miri Aloni

Description: Miri Aloni is one of the most unique singers in Israel. Her career began at the The Nahal Brigade Band. Her most memorable performance was in 1995 when she sang her hit (from the MB days) "a song for peace" at the peace assembly in which Yitzhak Rabin was murdered.70 photographs and 15 color negatives of Miri Aloni.The photographs are from her early career until the end of the 1070s. amongst others: portrait and studio photographs, with her family, with different partners, with artists, in coffees, in rehearsals; the negatives are for poster from her early career and from the 1970s.

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Astar Shamir

Lot 28: Astar Shamir

Description: 57 photographs and 10 colored negatives of Astar Shamir.amongst otherss: portraits of Shamir since her early career, with her husband Efrime Shamir, with her family, with various artists.

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The Sounds of the Oud Band

Lot 29: The Sounds of the Oud Band

Description: The Sounds of the Oud Band was one of the first bands of the 'oriental' music genre. The band was established in 1973 and was active until the end of the 1980s. Its unique style and innovation was the rearrangement of Jewish-Arabic tunes in an electric and electronic dress.4 photographs and 2 color negatives of "The Sounds of the Oud Band". All the photographs and negatives shows the band in a poster poses.

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Zohar Argov (1955-1987

Lot 30: Zohar Argov (1955-1987

Description: The story of the rise and fall of Zohar Argov is one of the tragedies that Israeli music hall of fame contains. His breakthrough was in 1981 immediately after the appearance of his album Elinor (the best-selling album in Israel of all times). Argov's unique voice made him to be considered until today as the most genuine 'oriental' singer, and his life story - from poverty to fame - made his character mythological and legendary. The deterioration of Argov was connected to his addiction to heavy drugs, and included several violence bursts and encounters with the law authorities. At the age of 32, in a detention cell and in disgraceful conditions, he committed suicide. His enigmatic and tragic figure, his songs and his shivering voice, made him a subject of theatre plays, television and cinema films, and his tormented spirit is still with us, even if it raises many questions and pain.24 photographs relating to Zohar Argov and a booklet commemorating a decade since his death. 8 colored photographs of his house with a few graffiti slogans; 2 photographs of his grave; a colored negative of his portrait; photographs with various artists; handcuffed to a policeman; in a police station; during performance.

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Boaz Sharabi

Lot 31: Boaz Sharabi

Description: 112 photographs and 50 color negatives of Boaz Sharabi.The photographs document Sharabi's career since its early stage at the late 1960s until the early 1980s. amongst otherss: photographs with his family, in his bedroom, portraits, photographs ofrehearsals and performances, photographs with various artists, 4 big pictures from his performance at L'Olimpia. The negatives are mostly from different photography sessions for posters, The collection also includes 2 standard questionnaires of LCW from different phases in his career, in each questionnaire there are 20 questions regarding his preferences in life (signed by him).

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Avner Gadassi

Lot 32: Avner Gadassi

Description: 40 photographs and 6 color negatives of Avner Gadassi.Avner Gadassi is a singer and composer.Gadassi began composing his songs in the 1970s while performing in family events and synagogues. In 1970 he won the Israeli national youth talent competition and two years later he recorded his first album. His music has always been a mixture of what may be termed as "ethnic soft-rock". He is one of the first to merge the "tempo bands" models with those of Jewish-Yemenite liturgy.Photographs of Gadassi since the beginning of his career, with fans, in performances, portraits. Negatives of portraits and for posters.

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Shimi Tavori

Lot 33: Shimi Tavori

Description: Shimi Tavori (born as Shimshon Tawili) is an acclaimed Israeli singer of Yemenite Jewish origin. He performs in Hebrew and French, mostly in the so called 'oriental' (Mizrahi) genre, and is considered one of its biggest stars. Tavori started out singing at nightclubs in Ramla, and after a few years developed a unique blend of 'oriental' music and French romantic pop songs.7 photographs and 60 color negatives of Tavori.The photographs are from the early stage of his career and from its peak. Part of the negatives are for posters, others are from performances from different periods in his career.

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Haim Moshe

Lot 34: Haim Moshe

Description: Haim Moshe is a singer whose musical style has crossed over from Yemenite and Mediterranean "ethnic" music to music that includes mainstream Israeli and western pop elements. He has helped 'oriental' (Mizrahi) music achieve wide popularity, both in Israel and in Arab countries. 17 photographs of Haim Moshe and 120 color negatives.Photographs from performances and from behind the scenes, with various artists; the negatives are from different periods, mainly portraits for posters, including a few with other artists.

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Nissim Sarusi

Lot 35: Nissim Sarusi

Description: Nissim Sarusi‏ is a musician, composer and a singer. He was born in 1948 in Tunisia and immigrated to Israel in 1962. His music is a blend of North African music and San Remo melodies. In 1976 he left Israel to France and performed for many years among the Jewish community.18 color negatives and 2 photographs of Nissim Sarusi.Most of the negatives are for posters from his early career.

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Jackie Mekaiten (1955-2012

Lot 36: Jackie Mekaiten (1955-2012

Description: Jackie (Zechariah) Mekaiten is a singer, song-writer and composer, considered to be one of the founders of the 'Oriental' music. Mekaiten was handicapped and performed sitting in a wheelchair. At the late 1980s Mekaiten became religious and returned to his original name Zechariah.28 photographs of Jackie Mekaiten .The photographs are from his early career until the 1980s. Portraits, photos from performances and with various artists.

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Lot 37: "Neviot" Festival

Description: "Neviot" festival was a music festival held in Sinai in 1978 and was named the "Israeli Woodstock". The festival was held one month after the "Camp David" agreements were signed, when it was clear that the Sinai Peninsula would not remain in Israeli hands for long. The sense of farewell attracted the public and many artists. The greatest rock artists in Israel at the time performed in this festival, in a free atmosphere of "Peace and Love". Among the artists: Zvika Pik, Hanan Yovel, Geri Eckstein, Shalom Hanoch, David Broza, Mati Caspi, Korin Alal and Miki Gavrielov, Yehudit Ravitz, Danny Litani, Yigal Bashan, Dafna Armoni, "Gan Eden Group" and Dori Ben Zeev who led the festival.14 photos of the audience and the landscape: Participants sleeping in sleeping bags, with the mountains and the setting sun in the background, several photos of the audience dancing. Fair-poor condition. Most of the photos are damaged at the borders since they were stuck together.

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Hassidic Song Festival

Lot 38: Hassidic Song Festival

Description: The "Hassidic Song Festival" was a song contest integrating original melodies with verses from biblical sources. The contest was held during the years 1969-1992. The Festival was initiated by the producer Miki Peled, following the Six-Day war. These days were characterized by a "sense of a miracle" and yearning for something deeply rooted. The Hassidic songs were widely spread amongst American and European Jews and led to the forming of a group which performed with much success in the "Hassidic Song Festival" outside of Israel. This resulted, in a way, in the development of the Hassidic music genre with singers like Mordechai Ben-David and Avraham Fried. Many Jewish American composers participated in the festival which was held in Israel (half of the winners). Amongst them is the singer Shlomo Carlebach who composed at least one song for each festival. This festival was an attempt to integrate Jewish tradition and Israeli music but was criticized by religious sections in Israeli society because of the participation of women in the festival. 118 photos of the Hassidic Song Festival participants.The photos were taken at most of the festivals. Including photos of performers as well as photos taken behind the scenes. This lot also includes programs of the festival and five negatives for a poster.

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Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach (1925-1994)

Lot 39: Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach (1925-1994)

Description: Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, a singer, player and Jewish American Hassidic composer, a spiritual teacher and story-teller. Rabbi Carlebach, known as the "Dancing Rabbi" was the messenger and founder of a musical genre named after him and was considered as one of the leading Hassidic singers in the 20th cent. Carlebach, an exciting singer and rabbi, who succeeded in filling up halls with followers, was a charismatic and admirable leader who represented a way of life based on love and closeness, honesty and simplicity, penetrating hearts and loving all Jews whoever they were. His singing, belief and life manners were based on these principles. Like other contemporary artists he played the guitar and grew long hair. Embracing and kissing was an inseparable part of his personality. Carlebach left a rich spiritual and musical legacy and his music is played in many synagogues to the present day. He did not gain much respect during his life and was even a subject of dispute: the orthodox did not consider him as a rabbinical character even though his songs penetrated into this public. His extrovert personality made religious people feel uncomfortable - the long hair, the guitar, the physical touch all of these were unpleasant for religious people. However, exactly those traits attraced and excited parts of the young generation and made them admire Carlebach, follow his beliefs and attend his performances. Amongst his admirers are people from all sections of Israeli society and even many non-Jews. His memory is perpetuated in numerous fashions.Rabbi Carlebach created many albums, almost half of them during performances. 28 photos of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Including: portraits, performances, with other artists. In addition, a rare encounter in a party with the actors of the musical "Hair" (among them Zvika Pik and Gaby Shushan).

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Postcards of Singers

Lot 40: Postcards of Singers

Description: 37 artist-postcards of singers.Artists postcards produced by established record companies (CBS, RCA, Polydor, Philips, Hed Arzi Music) and independent producing companies and agents.

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Rivka Michaeli

Lot 41: Rivka Michaeli

Description: Rivka Michaeli (born in 1938) is an Israeli actress, comedienne, television hostess, and entertainer.68 photographs of Rivka Michaeli.Photographs from her early career; in a radio studio, in performances, portraits, with family and with various artists.

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Shaike Ophir (1928-1987)

Lot 42: Shaike Ophir (1928-1987)

Description: Shaike Ophir, one of the most important and gifted artists, directors, pantomimists and comedians active in Israel in the 20th century. Ophir started his career in the first Military Band, the "Chizbatron" and "Ohel" theater. Studied Pantomime with Étienne Decroux in France and performed with the pantomimist Marcel Marceau. Ophir was already then considered as an oustanding pantomimist and was even defined by "Life" magazine as one of the greatest pantomimists of all times. When Ophir returned to Israel he founded a pantomime theater and was a pioneer of the genre in Israel. Ophir gained his fame by acting in the theater and in films, in tens of roles, the most prominent of which was the film "Officer Azulay" directed by Ephraim Kishon. For this role Ophir was granted the Golden Globe prize as best actor and was a candidate for the Academy Award. For his extraordinary talent Ophir won the Meir Margalit Prize. The "Ophir Prize" of the Israeli Film Academy is named after him.19 photos and 9 negatives in color of Shaike Ophir.During performances; photos behind the scenes with VIPs, friends and family. The negatives feature, mainly, portraits for posters from three different sessions.

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Yehoram Ga'on

Lot 43: Yehoram Ga'on

Description: The importance of the character of "Kazablan" lies in the presentation of an 'oriental' in a pleasant way. The character implied stereotypes as the "good hearted bad guy" but was a humane and round character, experiencing conflicts - whether to integrate into society productively or continue and walk around as a deprived person in Jaffa's "no man's land".Two photos and 63 negatives in color of Yehoram Ga'on. Photos of a variety of roles in films; photos and several negatives as "Kazablan", in the filming location and the premiere screening of the film.

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Moni Moshonov and Shlomo Baraba

Lot 44: Moni Moshonov and Shlomo Baraba

Description: 27 photos and 20 negatives of Moni Moshonov and Shlomo Baraba, together and separately.Photos of performances, rehearsals, shooting of "Zehu Zeh" television show; with various artists, starting with the Military Band of Moshonov until the early 1980s. The collection includes three photos in color of Baraba from the film "Fictitious Marriage"; the negatives include photos taken in his apartment, when his career just started.

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Uri Zohar

Lot 45: Uri Zohar

Description: Uri Zohar was born in Tel-Aviv in 1935. Zohar was an entertainer, an actor and a prominent film director until he decided to become religious in the late 1970s. Zohar started his career in the Nahal Military Band in the 1950s and shortly afterwards he stood out as a first-class actor and entertainer. In the 1960s Zohar and his friend Arik Einstein gathered some artists and Bohemian figures, and formed a group named "Havurat Lul". This group created numerous skits considered until today as the peak of Israeli satire and entertainment. In the early 1970s Zohar directed the films "Metzizim" and "Eynaim Gedolot" considered as milestones in Israeli cinema. In these films Zohar examined his own way of life and criticized harshly the hedonistic society of Tel-Aviv. A year prior to starting the process of becoming religious, Zohar won the Israel Prize, but refused to accept it.Early in 1977 Zohar retired from the world of show business. He joined the "Or Sameach" Yeshiva and later studied in Yeshivat "Aderet Eliyahu" with Rabbi Yitzchak Shlomo Zilberman, and was ordained as rabbi several years later. Zohar is one of the leaders of "Lev LaAchim" organization which spreads the values of Judaism.76 photos and 12 negatives in color of Uri Zohar.Photos of his life and films, portraits, behind the scenes and with artists and public figures, photos of his work on the set and key-scenes of his films: "Eynaim Gedolot", "Metzizim", "Hazilu et HaMatzil", "Lul", etc. Five negatives of his films and seven of the program "Ze HaSod Sheli".

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Lot 46: "Suss Etz"

Description: 24 photos from the set of the film "Suss Etz". Most of the photos document the work of the filming staff; photos of Shmulik Kraus, director Yaki Yosha and screen writer Yoram Kaniuk.

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Ephraim Kishon (1924-2005)

Lot 47: Ephraim Kishon (1924-2005)

Description: Kishon was born in Hungary by the name of Ferenc Hoffmann. When he began to publish articles he did so under the name Franz Kishunt. Kishon was an author, satirist, playwright, screenwriter and director of Israeli films and theater plays, won the Prize of Israel. Kishon was of the most famous Israeli satirists and directors worldwide and was the first to be nominated for a film he directed as candidate for the Academy Award. Kishon was the first Israeli director who won the Golden Globe.27 photos of Ephraim Kishon.Photos of the 1960s and 1970s, with politicians, artists, VIPs and at work. amongst otherss: the "Gashash Hahiver", Haim Topol, Tommy Lapid, Shaike Ophir, Dan Ben-Amotz.

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Dan Ben-Amotz

Lot 48: Dan Ben-Amotz

Description: Ben-Amotz was a colorful, charismatic, fascinating and original person. Ben-Amotz was a brave and direct writer, sometimes harsh and expressed his thoughts and ideas even when they were very unusual. He intelligently shattered conventions and myths, freed the Hebrew language of its heavy formality and adopted street-language as a legitimate one. Ben-Amotz contributed to Israeli humor and was a political and social activist whose ideas were far from falling into conventional ideas. He supported marginal movements such as the Black Panthers. Ben-Amotz was also a collector of Israeli memorabilia and used to collect in streets and markets various objects during a period when no one attributed any value to them.When Dan Ben-Amotz was diagnosed with cancer and realized that his death was approaching, he organized a farewell party to all of his friends. All the who's who of the culture and entertainment circles attended the party, sang, held speeches and said good bye. This party, as many felt, was a farewell party not only for Dan Ben-Amotz but for a generation of creators, entertainers, writers and public figures and an important and fascinating chapter in the history of Israel coming to its end.If details in the biography of Dan Ben-Amotz written by Amnon Dankner are accurate, then Dan Ben-Amotz had some violent, cruel and disgusting elements in his personality. But even if this is true, and in spite of the fact that during the years some of his ideas and writings lost their charm, Dan Ben-Amotz is still one of the most influential characters in the cultural and entertainment scenes in Israel.7 photos of the 1970s. Ben-Amotz with Shaike Ophir, barefoot in an exhibition, with Benny Amdursky, with Georges Mustaki. A photo from the film Matzor, etc.

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Ehud Manor (1941-2005)

Lot 49: Ehud Manor (1941-2005)

Description: An Israeli songwriter, translator, radio broadcaster and host of television shows. Manor composed hundreds of songs during his long career, many of which became classical Israeli songs. In 1995 he won a life-time achievement award from the Society of Composers, Writers and Publishers. In 1998 he won the Israel Prize for Hebrew Songwriting. In 2005 was granted an honorary doctorate from Bar-Ilan University.15 photos and about 100 negatives of Ehud Manor.The photos are of the 1970s-80s. In rehearsals with artists such as Rivka Michaeli, Shmulik Kraus,Tzedi Tzarfati, Gila Almagor, Miri Alony, Eli Magen, and others. The negatives include portraits for a poster, mainly when he worked for the "Ad Pop" TV show.

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Naomi Shemer (1930-2004)

Lot 50: Naomi Shemer (1930-2004)

Description: An Israeli songwriter, composer and singer, native of Kvutzat Kineret. Wrote and composed hundreds of Israeli songs portraying life in Israel from a patriotic point of view. A climax in Shemer's musical career was reached when she composed the song "Jerusalem of Gold", for a song festival that took place in Jerusalem in 1967. Shortly after the premiere performance of that song, the Six-Day war broke out and Shemer added a new verse to the song in which she contrasted the situation before the war with the one following it. As a result of composing "Jerusalem of Gold" Shemer turned to be in the eyes of many, the national Israeli songwriter. Shemer won the Prize of Israel for Hebrew Songwriting.25 photos of Naomi Shemer. Photos during performances, with the family, with Ariel Sharon, writing at her desk, playing the piano, drinking coffee, etc.

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