The lesbian blues singers of 1920s Harlem: How speakeasies and underground jazz bars became a home-from-home for New York's 'sexual deviants'
A documentary examines the sexual proclivities of blues singers during the Harlem Renaissance, who expressed their true tendencies in speakeasies and hinted at their homosexuality through lyrics.
Black Swan blues | Paul Slade - Journalist
Ethel Waters' Down Home Blues turned out to be not only Black Swan's first genuine blues release, but also the company's first big seller. Suddenly, Black Swan was in a whole new league.
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Long Wharf Theatre, a Tony Award-winning regional theatre based in New Haven, Connecticut, is world-renown for its innovative re-examinations of classic plays and musicals and the creation of dynamic new works.
Unsung Classic Black Beauties of the 1930's and 1940's - see names to the right under info
0:15 - 0:18 Nina Mae McKinney - Actress/Dancer/Singer 0:18 - 0:20 Betti Mays - 1940's Singer/Dancer 0:20 - 0:22 - Anne Wiggins Brown - Concert Singer/Broadwa...
Pinky is a 1949 American drama film adapted from the Cid Ricketts Sumner novel by Philip Dunne and Dudley Nichols and was directed by Elia Kazan. John Ford was originally hired to direct the film, but was replaced after one week because producer Darryl F. Zanuck was unhappy with the dailies. Lena Horne and Dorothy Dandridge were considered for the lead role, however, Zanuck chose to cast a white actress instead.
Tales of Manhattan Theatrical release poster // Directed by Julien Duvivier Produced by Boris Morros Sam Spiegel Starring Charles Boyer Rita Hayworth Ginger Rogers Henry Fonda Charles Laughton Edward G. Robinson Ethel Waters Paul Robeson W. C. Fields Music by Sol Kaplan Distributed by 20th Century Fox Release date(s) August 5, 1942
Pinky (1949) Jeanne Crain and Ethel Waters. An American drama film about a pretty, light-skinned, African-American nursing student passing for a Caucasian, adapted from the Cid Ricketts Sumner novel Quality by Philip Dunne and Dudley Nichols and directed by Elia Kazan. Earned Jeanne Crain an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.