Douglas began his career in the early 1940’s as nightclub photographer in Detroit, Michigan. He worked for the Pittsburgh Courier LA Edition of that paper. Douglas worked for many newspapers and magazines such as the California Eagle, the Los Angeles Sentinel and for Ebony and Sepia magazines as well as doing free-lance work. But those early experiences in clubs helped to shape his most celebrated photos. Douglas’s portraits of Jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, and Charlie Parker have been in worldwide exhibitions and the PBS documentary, Jazz.
|Charlie Parker and Max Roach|
|Harry James and Betty Grable|
|Nat “King” Cole. Kay Davis, and Duke Ellington|