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Hot from Harlem : twelve African American entertainers, 1890-1960

Author: Bill Reed
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"From the days of minstrelsy to Black Broadway, this book is the story of African American entertainment as seen through the eyes of its most famous as well as some of its most obscure practitioners. The book forms a chronological arc that moves from the beginning of African American participation in show business up through the present age"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Reed
ISBN: 9780786444670 0786444673
OCLC Number: 463454296
Description: x, 261 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm
Contents: The big picture. The birth of the black musical : Will Marion Cook --
The queens of Toby time : the Whitman Sisters --
The color line : Billy McClain --
Over here--
over there : Valaida Snow --
Renaissance woman : Nora Holt --
All that jazz : Billy Strayhorn --
The movies : Hazel Scott --
Forcing the issue : Dinah Washington --
On Broadway : Sammy Davis, Jr. --
Zeroing in. Full-service showfolk : Leonard Reed, Demas Dean, Dean, Frances Williams --
Stops along the way : three cities --
Some subjects for further research.
Responsibility: Bill Reed.

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