|This was the first publicity picture issued by Columbia Records shortly after signing Jill Corey to a seven-year recording contract in September 1953. It would appear in countless magazine articles about Jill throughout the rest of the decade. The rest of the images displayed on this page represent the great variety of other such publicity pictures featuring Jill released throughout the rest of the 1950's and the next three decades. Although exact dates of some photos are hard to establish, they are arranged approximately in chronological order.
|This photo, which also followed Jill throughout her career during the 1950's, was no doubt a part of that very first photo session arranged by Columbia Records.
|This is obviously another pose from that first Columbia Records publicity photo session. It appears on the sheet music for A Goodnight Kiss Is a Good Night's Work, which was released by Columbia on March 15, 1954.
|Still another picture from the first Columbia Records publicity photo session
|This picture was issued by NBC television on March 26, 1954, during Jill's tenure on the Dave Garroway Show. It would soon appear on the cover of the St. Louis Area TV Preview magazine for the week of April 17th.
|This photo appeared in the November 20 - 26, 1953 issue of TV Guide, Pittsburgh edition.
|JIll recalls this photo as one of the first publicity pictures taken of her when she arrived in New York City in 1953.
|Although this picture appeared on magazine articles as late as 1960, we believe that it was taken quite early in Jill's career.
|The similarity of the pose and hairstyle in this picture and the one above suggests that both pictures were taken during the same photo session. This is a picture that would appear many times in promotional material throughout Jill's career during the 1950's.
|This is yet another picture taken at the the same photo session as the one immediately above, since Jill's dress is obviously the same in both.
|From the MCA collection of publicity pictures, it was used on Jill's bubble gum card in the late 50's. It also served an ardent fan as inspiration for an original oil painting of Jill.
|We have very little background information on this picture except for its being a part of the early MCA collection.
|We believe this to be a part of the portfolio of publicity pictures released by CBS, probably as early as 1954, when Jill was a member of the cast of Stop the Music on CBS radio.
|This pin-up picture of Jill was also a product of the CBS publicity department, issued along with the one which follows. Starting with Stop the Music during the summer of 1954, Jill was under contract to CBS until 1956, when the Johnny Carson Show completed its run on that network.
|This photo was used in at least three magazine articles about Jill between 1954 and 1957.
|We believe that this picture was taken on the set of the Johnny Carson Show and was part of the CBS publicity package of photos.
|We believe that this photo was also taken on the set of the Johnny Carson Show and was part of the CBS portfolio.
|We have no information on the origin of this picture, nor do know of any magazine articles in which it appears.
|Similarly, we have no information on the origin of this picture of a rather pensive Jill.
|This photo is reputed to date from 1955.
|From Jill's attire and hair style we believe that this picture originated at the same photo session as the previous two.
|This picture appeared as part of an article about Jill in the April 1956 issue of TV Fan magazine.
|This picture also appeared in that April 1956 issue of TV Fan magazine in the article entitled A Wolf on Every Corner.
was the suggested caption for this picture, when it was issued early in
GREETINGS, DOLL . . . Pretty songstress Jill Corey buzzes friends from Idlewild on her arrival here this morning from Hollywood, where Jill discussed an upcoming movie contract. The studios started to "bite" after Jill was signed to star on the new Hit Parade show this fall.
this companion photo shot at the airport the suggested caption was:
What time is it here in New York?" asks pretty songstress Jill Corey after her arrival via American Airlines from Los Angeles. Jill is in town to run her disk jockey program for the College Radio Stations Network.
|Although the pose is slightly different, a picture of Jill identically attired and with cane and straw hat appeared in September 1957 in the TV program guide supplement to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
|This photo was part of the NBC publicity package issued at the time Jill became a member of the cast of Your Hit Parade during the 1957-58 season.
|This was the Miss Mistletoe picture issued by NBC as part of their Your Hit Parade promotion for Jill. It would appear in an article about Jill in TV Picture Life magazine in the June 1958 issue.
caption issued by Your Hit Parade sponsor, the Toni Company:
There's a song in the air . . . whenever petite vocalist Jill Corey is around. Only 21 years old, this fast-rising young songstress is now mixing hit songs with sparkling dance and novelty numbers on the new YOUR HIT PARADE show (NBC-TV, Saturday, 10:30-11:00 p.m., EDT.)
|Jill promoting the sponsor's product on Your Hit Parade.
|We have no background information on this photo, apparently one of a series of publicity stills taken in a domestic setting. Can anyone help with more information?
|We suspect this was taken on the set of Your Hit Parade.
|A picture of Jill in similar attire and setting appears in the October 1957 issue of TV Best magazine, but the photo may actually date to Jill's time as a California resident, when she appeared as a regular on the Johnny Carson Show during the 1955-56 television season. Second picture added 04/25/14
|This photo taken on the set of Your Hit Parade is dated January 5, 1958.
|This picture appeared in articles about Jill in the March 1958 issue of TV Headliner magazine and in the April 1958 issue of Silver Screen.
|This is one of a series of photos of Jill released by Columbia Pictures in 1958 promoting Senior Prom, the movie in which Jill had the starring role. This picture was also used on the record jacket for the Australian EP version of Jill's album, Sometimes I'm Happy.
|This is one of two very similar poses Jill did for Columbia Pictures in their promotion of Senior Prom, the movie in which Jill had the starring role.
|This is the second of the two pictures with Jill sitting on a convenient table released by Columbia Pictures in their promotion of Senior Prom.
|This was yet another picture in the Columbia Pictures package promoting Jill as the star in their feature movie Senior Prom released in 1958.
|LUCKY DOG . . . Singing star Jill Corey waves a pretty hello on her arrival this morning from Hollywood to open her first engagement at the Copacabana August 21.
|JIll headlined at the Copacabana in New York in August 1958, one of the youngest performers ever to do so. In this photo Jill is wearing the actual gown she wore on opening night of her engagement there.
|This photo appeared on the cover of the program for Sabrina Fair in which Jill appeared at the Cherry County Playhouse in Muskegon, Michigan in 1960.
|This picture can be found on the cover of the program for the Kenley Players production of Meet Me in St. Louis in which Jill appeared in the lead role of Esther in 1960.
|This glamour photo, obviously a companion to the one just above, was found inside the program for the Kenley Players production of Meet Me in St. Louis in which Jill starred in 1960.
|This photo appeared in the program for Jill's appearance in Sabrina Fair at the Cherry County Playhouse in Muskegon, Michigan in 1960.
|We have no background information on this particular photo and have not found it in any magazine articles. It may date from the beginning of Jill's second career around 1970.
|Two photos taken in early 1971 by a news photo agency in New Jersey featured Jill with her daughter Clare, who at the tender age of six had already declared that she too wanted a career in show business.
|This and the following picture appear often in program materials from Jill's many performances in musical theater and cabaret during her second career in the 1970's and 1980's.
|This photo appeared in programs and promotional posters for Jill's early cabaret work in the 1970's at the beginning of her second career, such as her appearance at Don't Tell Mamas in Manhattan.
|This photo of Jill at her most glamorous appeared during the 1970's. It has been widely used in recent years by Maximillien de Lafayette in several publications by the Federation of American Musicians, Singers and Performing Artists, including the cover of Volume III of the World's Who's Who In Jazz, Cabaret, Music and Entertainment. Four more pictures added 12/21/12
|This picture appears on the promotional flyers and programs for several cabaret appearances by Jill during the 1980's, including her one-woman show at Carnegie Hall in 1989. Jill still uses this photo to fill fan requests for a picture.
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