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Black magic : a pictorial history of the African-American in the performing arts

Author: Langston Hughes; Milton Meltzer
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Da Capo Press, [1990]
Series: Da Capo paperback.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Black Magic Langston Hughes's last book, presents the vast, sweeping story of African-American entertainers--the artists and the musicians, the singers and the dancers, the obscure and the  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
Black magic.
New York, N.Y. : Da Capo Press, [1990]
(OCoLC)556583987
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Langston Hughes; Milton Meltzer
ISBN: 0306804069 9780306804069
OCLC Number: 21760324
Notes: Reprint, with new foreword. Originally published: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, 1967.
Includes index.
Description: 375 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: The big beat --
Plantation days --
"Jump Jim Crow" --
The minstrels --
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" --
Ira Aldridge --
Early musicals --
Bert Williams --
Just about everything --
T.O.B.A. --
Birth of jazz --
The blues --
Song writers --
Happy feet --
"Shuffle along" --
Broadway drama --
No green pastures --
The Federal Theatre --
Drama in Harlem --
The spirituals --
Colored composers --
Carnegie Hall --
Celeste "Aida" --
The Metropolitan --
Opera on Broadway --
Crosses and Cadillacs --
The Apollo --
Cover charge --
Karamu Theatre --
Timidity and bravery --
Problem plays --
"Othello" --
Shakespeare mobile --
A Broadway decade --
Biting the dust --
Negro playwrights --
Before James Baldwin --
"A Raisin in the Sun" --
Designed for laughter --
Off-Broadway shines --
Spotlight on the sixties --
Small stages, big plays --
The Jones year --
Big, bright, and beautiful --
Especially for stars --
Dancers and dancing --
Ballet takes wings --
Boulders in the way --
Memoirs and memories --
Actors equity --
Pros and cons --
Dreams come true --
The Negro in films --
Radio and its past --
Television opens doors --
The golden dozens --
Manhattan milestones --
Million-dollar export --
International exchange --
The world's a stage.
Series Title: Da Capo paperback.
Responsibility: Langston Hughes, Milton Meltzer ; new foreword by Ossie Davis.
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