Hoagy Carmichael

Photographic Gallery 

Personal Life: Photos from Hoagy's personal albums

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A Very Young Hoagland
A Very Young Hoagland

Hoagy, born Hoagland Carmichael, at about age 3.

Hoagy and Mom
Hoagy and Mom

Hoagy Carmichael with his mother, Lida Carmichael.

Hoagy and car.
Hoagy and car.

Hoagy in Palm Beach, circa 1923.

"The Bent Eagles"
"The Bent Eagles"

Indiana University, circa 1926.

Hoagy with trumpet
Hoagy with trumpet

Indiana University, circa 1927. The Bent Eagles were a Dada-inspired ensemble who dipped into poetry, drank merrily and paraded (quite literally) around campus.

First Band
First Band

Hoagy Carmichael's first band, 1919.

Bix Biederbecke and friend
Bix Biederbecke and friend
Ruth Menardi
Ruth Menardi

Ruth Menardi, soon to be Ruth Carmichael, circa 1936.

Ruth and Hoagy
Ruth and Hoagy

1936

Ginger, Johnny, Hoagy, and Ruth
Ginger, Johnny, Hoagy, and Ruth

Left to right: Ginger and Johnny Mercer, Hoagy and Ruth Carmichael.