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The Regal Theater and black culture

Author: Clovis E Semmes
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Regal story chronicles over forty years of critical changes in African American expressive and popular culture, covering diverse forms of music, dance, and comedy and linking them to crucial developments in film, radio, the recording industry, and television. Moreover, the Regal story reveals the political, economic, and business realities of cultural production and the structure of institutional inequalities  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clovis E Semmes
ISBN: 1403971714 9781403971715
OCLC Number: 61704847
Description: 294 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Regal Theater and black culture --
The opening: separate but equal --
The Depression years: privilege in the marketplace and black stewardship --
The end of monopoly and the end of swing --
The decline of commercial segregation and the transition to independence --
Rebirth, black ownership, and the closing of the Palace --
Retrospect and lessons learned.
Responsibility: Clovis E. Semmes.
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Chronicling over forty years of changes in African-American popular culture, the Regal Theatre (1928-1968) was the largest movie-stage-show venue ever constructed for a Black community. Semmes  Read more...

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