Directed, written and produced by
Jeannie Pool

Lily Tomlin

Glenn Winters

Peggy Gilbert and The Dixie Belles
Natalie Robin, clarinet
Marnie Wells, trumpet
Pearl Powers, bass
Georgia Shilling, piano
Jerrie Thill, drums

Naomi "Pee Wee" Preble, trombone
Feather Johnson, bass
Karen Donnelly, bass

Music Editor
Emily Craig MacRae

Assistant Music Editor
Jessica Harrison

Additional Video Footage

Bobbie Blyle, cameraperson for
footage of Peggy's 100th birthday party

Aldo E. Serrano
Glenn Winters

Peggy Gilbert and The Dixie Belles: Dixieland Jazz
Courtesy of Cambria Master Recordings

Archival Research by Jeannie Pool

Additional Photo Research by
Lance Bowling

Assistant Producer
Jenice Rosen

Photo Restoration
Karen Winters

Graphic Design Assistance
Beverly Simmons
Selena Simmons-Duffin

Photo Editing and Digital Photography
Aldo E. Serrano

Many thanks to:

Peggy Gilbert

Kay Boley

Silva Watson Moonwalk Fund

Schutrum-Piteo Foundation

Additional funding made possible by
Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner

Professional Musicians Local 47
Los Angeles, California

Boulder City Museum
and Historical Association

"Uncle" Ruthie Buell

Jerry Burling

Pamela Burton

Douglas Caldwell

Sheryl Carlin

Judy Chilnick

Alf Clausen

Glenda Clifford

Linda G. Crane

Ross W. Duffin

Early Television Foundation
Hilliard, Ohio

Hal Espinosa

Charles Fernandez

Alison Fisker

Janice Mowery Frey

Stephen M. Fry

Virginia Gillooly

Beverly Grigsby

Tony Horowitz

Fred Hyatt

Michael Lugenbuehl

Gar MacRae

Vic Montalban

Jonathan Marcus, Orpharion Productions
Milton Nelson
Gregg Nestor

Glenn Palmer

Ann Patterson

Marty Olinick

E.J. Oshins

Gregory Rice

Kenneth Rosen

Donald J. Savarese

George Schlatter

John Schneider

Vivian L. Schneider

Daniel Schweiger

Seymour and Betty Simmons

Mary Anne Slemmons

Adele Sparks, Sparks Media Services
Donna St. John
Beth Ida Stern
Topher Straus
Dace Taube
Ruth Ashton Taylor
Eldridge Walker
Martha Wheelock

KPFK Pacifica Radio, Los Angeles

1986 students of Radio-TV, Film Department
California State University, Northridge

The Peggy Gilbert Collection

USO historical poster
Courtesy of USO

National Archives Photo No. 80-G-333977

Troop trains
Courtesy of Ron Crawley

Photographs of Ada Leonard
and her bands:
Courtesy of Frank J. Leonard and Cornelia Leonard

Alaska State Library
H. Marion Thornton Photograph Collection

Photographs of E.K. Fernandez
Courtesy of E.K. Fernandez Family

Photographs of Nellie Lutcher Lewis
Courtesy of Nellie Lutcher Lewis

Photographs of Natalie Robin
Courtesy of Lois Robin Isaacs

Photographs of Jane Sager
Courtesy of Jane Sager

Photographs of Pearl Powers
Courtesy of Pearl Powers and family

Photographs of Georgia Shilling
Courtesy of Georgia Shilling

Photographs of Jerrie Thill
Courtesy of Jerrie Thill

Photographs of KMPC Radio
Courtesy of KMPC Radio, Los Angeles

Downbeat Magazine
Courtesy of Publisher Frank Alkyer

Photographs of Fanchon and Marco
Courtesy of Sandra Holden

Photographs of Marian Wells
Courtesy of Denise Wells.

Photographs of Fern Jaros and
Mary and Her Platinum Blonds
Courtesy of Fern Jaros.

Photograph of vintage piano
Albuquerque Classic Pianos

Photographs by Dick Whittington
Courtesy of University of Southern California

Photograph of Omaha's Boyd Theater
Courtesy of George and Barbara Schnauber.

Still from "Start Cheering"
© 1937, Renewed 1965 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

Still from "Lillian Russell" (1940)
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Photographs from The Overture
Courtesy of the Professional Musicians Union, Local 47,
Los Angeles.
Special thanks to Serena Kay Williams

BlackStone Stock Footage

"Rhythm of the Saddle" ©1938, 2004
Courtesy of The Autry Foundation and The Autry Qualified Interest Trust

This Is Your Life
Thelma White Episode, May 29, 1957
All Rights Reserved.
Courtesy of Ralph Edwards Productions
"The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson"
September 18, 1981
Footage supplied courtesy of
Carson Entertainment Group

Peggy Gilbert and The Dixie Belles in
"Staying Active: Wellness After Sixty"
Courtesy of Spectrum Films
and Altschul Group Corporation

Peggy Gilbert Commercial
Courtesy of Ultimate Electronics
and Barnhart USA

Score by Jeannie Pool (ASCAP)

Jaygayle Music Productions (ASCAP)

Recorded at Mad Dog Studios, Inc., Burbank, California
Steve Barker, BBAT Productions
Eric Corne and Samur, Assistant Recording Engineers

Music contracting services:
Jenice Rosen, Music Services

Performed by
The North Wind Quintet
Patricia Cloud, flute
Jonathan Davis, oboe
Larry Hughes, clarinet
Nathan Campbell, horn
Jenice Rosen, bassoon
Deon Nielsen Price, piano
Terry Schonig, vibes and percussion
Timothy Emmons, bass
Ardell Hake, conductor

Berkeley Price, clarinet

Orchestrated by Jeannie Pool

Score Preparation by Michael Kibbe

Jack Hyatt, pianist for 100th birthday party

"Saxema" and "Saxophobia" by Rudy Wiedoeft.
Performed by Ted Hegvik, saxophone
and Ferde Malenke, piano.
The Legacy of Rudy Wiedoeft:
Saxophone Nostalgia of the 20s
Courtesy of et cetera productions

"It Had To Be You"
Lyric by Gus Kahn
Music by Isham Jones
Published by Gilbert Keyes Music and Bantan Music

"Blue Skies"
Performed by Peggy Gilbert's All Girl Band
Written by Irving Berlin
Published by Williamson Music,
A division of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization

"Peggy's Place"
Lyric by Peggy Gilbert
Music by Tony Horowitz
Published by Irreptuous Music (ASCAP)

Music for "This Is Your Life"
Written by V. Urbanksy

"Georgia on My Mind"
Written by Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell
Published by Peermusic III, Ltd. (BMI)

"St. Louis Blues"
Written by W. C. Handy
Arranged by Peggy Gilbert

"Sweet Georgia Brown"
Written by Bernie, Pinkard, Casey
Arranged by Peggy Gilbert

Written by James Hanley and Ballard MacDonald
Arranged by Peggy Gilbert

Written by Bob Carelton
Arranged by Peggy Gilbert

"Ballet of the Square Egg"
Written by Peggy Gilbert
Arranged by Jeannie Pool

"In the Good Old Summer Time"
Written by Ren Shields and George Evans
Arranged by Peggy Gilbert

"Alexander's Ragtime Band"
"Closer Walk with Thee"
"Peggy's Band Vamps"
"When the Saints Go Marching In"
Arranged by Peggy Gilbert

KMPC Aircheck
Courtesy of the Peggy Gilbert Collection
and Cambria Master Recordings
Audio Restoration by Lance Bowling

Victory Belles recordings
The Peggy Gilbert Archives
Audio Restoration by Jonathan Marcus

© Jaygayle Music Productions, 2006.
All rights reserved.

These are the ending credits for "Peggy Gilbert & Her All-Girl Band." Please go here for more information about the film itself.

We are now seeking opportunities to screen this film at film festivals and for not-for-profit organizations. Director, Writer and Composer Jeannie Pool is available to speak about the film and about the history of women in jazz. Please contact us at or phone 818-606-5743.

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