A great photo, often mis-labeled as "Young Billie Holiday." As several people have pointed out, the era is wrong. This lovely woman is Yourna Byrd, wife of jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. She was photographed on Street in NYC in 1960 by William Claxton
One of the greatest writers of the past century. Wrote incredibly raw material, and will forever be one of my favorite writers. Books to read: Ham on Rye, Factotum, The Notes of a Dirty Old Man, & The Post Office.