ETHEL WATERS

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Ethel Waters in Cabin in the Sky

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.

Ethel Waters

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.

Ethel Waters in Cabin in the Sky, 1940  photo by Carl Van Vechten

Deviates, Inc.

Ethel Waters in Cabin in the Sky, 1940 photo by Carl Van Vechten

The Cotton Club featured all African American singers, dancers, and musicians.  Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway and their “big bands”, singer Ethel Waters, and dancers, like Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates, and many others were among the legendary stars who performed at the iconic Cotton Club.

Hot Spots for Harlem

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.

In 1921 Ethel Waters was picked up by Black Swan Records, a publisher of what were then known as “race records.” Initially, race records were for black audiences (right?), but it wasn’t long before white people started looking for them, too. Black Swan was a label out of Harlem, and Ethel was one of their first artists. Her first record sold 500,000 copies in six months.

a little more about Ethel

In 1921 Ethel Waters was picked up by Black Swan Records, a publisher of what were then known as “race records.” Initially, race records were for black audiences (right?), but it wasn…

Unsung Classic Black Beauties of the 1930's and 1940's - see names to th...

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.[1] Lena Horne and Dorothy Dandridge were considered for the lead role, however, Zanuck chose to cast a white actress instead.

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.[1] 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

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

Ethel Waters, Stars of the Harlem Renaissance. I wanted to pin this because we have not really talked about the "stars" from this time and this is a good little bio of one of the female stars.

Ethel Waters, Stars of the Harlem Renaissance. I wanted to pin this because we have not really talked about the "stars" from this time and this is a good little bio of one of the female stars.

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Ethel Waters (1896-1977) by Granger

Ethel Waters (1896-1977) Photograph by Granger

Ethel Waters sings Am I Blue from the 1929 motion picture "On With the Show". This was the first sound movie filmed in color-unfortunately, only black and white copies survive. Also co-starring with Waters in this film are Betty Compson, Arthur Lake and Joe E. Brown. In the second half of the clip, Ms.Waters is accompanied by The Four Emperors of Harmony. The song would become her signature.

Ethel Waters - Am I Blue-1929 Film

Ethel Waters sings Am I Blue from the 1929 motion picture "On With the Show". This was the first sound movie filmed in color-unfortunately, only black and ...

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.

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.