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Publicity photograph from Stormy Weather

Created by:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation, American, founded 1935  Search this
Subject of:
Lena Horne, American, 1917 - 2010  Search this
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, American, 1878 - 1949  Search this
Medium:
photographic gelatin and silver on photographic paper
Dimensions:
L x W: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Date:
1943; published 1990
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Photography  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.27.4.5
Restrictions & Rights:
©20th Century Fox Film Corporation . Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.27.4.5
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Playbill for The Pajama Game

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, American, founded 1910  Search this
Subject of:
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Marc Jordan, American, born 1948  Search this
Gerrit de Beer  Search this
Willard Waterman, American, 1914 - 1995  Search this
Sharron Miller, American  Search this
Hal Linden, American, born 1931  Search this
Mary Jo Catlett, American, born 1938  Search this
David Brummel, American, born 1942  Search this
Jon Engstrom  Search this
Tiger Haynes, American, 1914 - 1994  Search this
Barbara McNair, American, 1934 - 2007  Search this
Margret Coleman  Search this
Chris Calloway, American, 1945 - 2008  Search this
Wyetta Turner  Search this
Hal Norman  Search this
Baron Wilson  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 5 5/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1973
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Comedy (Theatre)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.76
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.76

Playbill for Hello, Dolly!

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
St. James Theatre, American, founded 1927  Search this
Subject of:
Pearl Bailey, American, 1918 - 1990  Search this
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Emily Yancy, American, born 1939  Search this
Sherri Brewer, American  Search this
Winston DeWitt Hemsley  Search this
Mabel King, American, 1932 - 1999  Search this
Morgan Freeman, American, born 1937  Search this
Roger Lawson  Search this
Thalmus Rasulala, American, 1939 - 1991  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 6 in. (22.9 x 15.2 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1968
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.43
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.43

Photograph of Cab Calloway

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 5 1/16 × 3 1/8 in. (12.9 × 8 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 5 1/2 × 3 9/16 in. (14 × 9 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Date:
ca. 1930
Topic:
African American  Search this
Conductors (Musicians)  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.251
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.251
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A lobby card for the movie St. Louis Blues

Published by:
Paramount Pictures, American, founded 1912  Search this
Subject of:
Nat King Cole, American, 1919 - 1965  Search this
Eartha Kitt, American, 1927 - 2008  Search this
Pearl Bailey, American, 1918 - 1990  Search this
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Ella Fitzgerald, American, 1917 - 1996  Search this
Mahalia Jackson, American, 1911 - 1972  Search this
Ruby Dee, American, 1924 - 2014  Search this
Juano Hernández, 1896 - 1970  Search this
Medium:
ink on poster board
Dimensions:
H x W: 11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Type:
lobby cards
Place depicted:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1958
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Blues (Music)  Search this
Film  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.34.14
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1958 Paramount Pictures. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.34.14
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Transit pass for St. Louis Public Service Company depicting Cab Calloway

Created by:
St. Louis Public Service Company, American, 1927 - 1966  Search this
Subject of:
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Pine Street YMCA, American, 1919 - 1955  Search this
Medium:
ink on wove paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 2 1/8 x 3 5/8 in. (5.4 x 9.2 cm)
Type:
passes (tickets)
Place depicted:
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 1944
Topic:
African American  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.34.20
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Making a Way Out of No Way
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.34.20
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Photographic print of Cab Calloway

Photograph by:
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998  Search this
Subject of:
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Milt Hinton, American, 1910 - 2000  Search this
Leon Berry  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 1941
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
United States--History--1933-1945  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from Charles A. Harris and Beatrice Harris in memory of Charles "Teenie" Harris
Object number:
2014.302.50
Restrictions & Rights:
© Carnegie Museum of Art, Charles "Teenie" Harris Archive
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.302.50
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Advertisement for Madam C. J. Walker products

Published by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906  Search this
Madam C.J. Walker, American, 1867 - 1919  Search this
Booker T. Washington, American, 1856 - 1915  Search this
Frederick Douglass, American, 1818 - 1895  Search this
Roland Hayes, American, 1887 - 1977  Search this
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Charles Clinton Spaulding, American, 1874 - 1952  Search this
Robert Russa Moton, American, 1867 - 1940  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: H x W: 21 1/4 x 15 5/16 in. (54 x 38.9 cm)
Frame: H x W: 23 1/4 x 16 7/8 x 1 in. (59.1 x 42.9 x 2.5 cm)
Type:
advertisements
Date:
1906-1950
Topic:
African American  Search this
Advertising  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Business  Search this
Men  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of A'Lelia Bundles / Madam Walker Family Archives
Object number:
2013.153.11.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.153.11.1
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Poster for Ebony Parade

Distributed by:
Astor Pictures, American, 1930 - 1963  Search this
Subject of:
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Dorothy Dandridge, American, 1922 - 1965  Search this
Count Basie, American, 1904 - 1984  Search this
The Mills Brothers, American, 1928 - 1982  Search this
Mantan Moreland, American, 1902 - 1973  Search this
Francine Everett, American, 1915 - 1999  Search this
Vanita Smythe, American, 1925 - 1994  Search this
Ruby Hill  Search this
Pat Flowers, American, 1917 - 2000  Search this
Day, Dawn, and Dusk, American, 1940 - 1960  Search this
The Jubalaires, American, 1936 - 1960  Search this
Mable Lee, American, born 1921  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 36 5/8 × 20 7/8 in. (93 × 53 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 41 1/4 × 26 15/16 in. (104.7 × 68.5 cm)
Type:
posters
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
1947
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Conductors (Musicians)  Search this
Dance  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Race films  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.118.31
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.118.31
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Photograph of a cocktail party held by Irving Mills

Photograph by:
Al Brackman, American, 1912 - 1992  Search this
Subject of:
Chick Webb, American, 1905 - 1939  Search this
Helen Oakley, Canadian, 1913 - 2001  Search this
Ad De Haas  Search this
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
Irving Mills, American, 1894 - 1985  Search this
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Master Records, Inc.  Search this
American Record Corporation, American, 1929 - 1934  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 3 1/16 × 4 1/2 in. (7.7 × 11.5 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 3 3/8 × 4 13/16 in. (8.6 × 12.3 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
portraits
Date:
1936
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Dance  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Photography  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
United States--Social life and customs  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.63
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.63
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Loose pages from a magazine about the Cotton Club

Written by:
Unidentified  Search this
Published by:
Unidentified  Search this
Photograph by:
James J. Kriegsmann, 1909 - 1994  Search this
Subject of:
Herman Stark, American, 1895 - 1981  Search this
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, American, 1878 - 1949  Search this
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Cotton Club, American, 1923 - 1940  Search this
Louis Sobol  Search this
New York Journal, American, 1895 - 1966  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2013.46.25.270a: Closed): 12 × 9 × 1/16 in. (30.5 × 22.8 × 0.1 cm)
H x W x D (2013.46.25.270a: Open): 12 × 17 15/16 × 1/16 in. (30.5 × 45.6 × 0.1 cm)
H x W x D (2013.46.25.270b): 11 15/16 × 9 × 1/16 in. (30.4 × 22.8 × 0.1 cm)
H x W x D (2013.46.25.270c): 12 × 8 15/16 × 1/16 in. (30.5 × 22.7 × 0.1 cm)
H x W x D (2013.46.25.270d): 12 × 8 15/16 × 1/16 in. (30.5 × 22.7 × 0.1 cm)
H x W x D (2013.46.25.270e: Closed): 12 × 9 × 1/16 in. (30.5 × 22.8 × 0.1 cm)
H x W x D (2013.46.25.270e: Open): 12 × 18 × 1/16 in. (30.5 × 45.7 × 0.1 cm)
Type:
portraits
magazines (periodicals)
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1936
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Dance  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.270a-e
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.270a-e

Minnie the Moocher

Title:
16mm motion picture film of Minnie the Moocher
Produced by:
Fleischer Studios, Inc., American  Search this
Subject of:
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Owned by:
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Medium:
16mm Film (a): acetate film;
Reel (b): metal;
Cardboard Box (c): cardboard.
Dimensions:
Duration: 12 Minutes
Length (Film): 380 Feet
Type:
motion pictures (information artifacts)
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
ca. 1932
Topic:
African American  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Conductors (Musicians)  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Film  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Cabella Calloway Langsam
Object number:
2015.273.2.9.1abc
Restrictions & Rights:
© Fleischer Studios. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Cabell “Cab” Calloway III Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Archival Collections
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.273.2.9.1abc

Of Minnie the Moocher & Me

Written by:
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Bryant Rollins  Search this
Published by:
Thomas Y. Crowell Company, American, 1876 - 1978  Search this
Medium:
cardboard , paper (fiber product) and ink
Dimensions:
9 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. (23.5 x 15.9 x 2.9 cm)
Type:
books
Date:
1976
Topic:
African American  Search this
Conductors (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Literature  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.158.2ab
Restrictions & Rights:
© Cab Calloway 1976. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.158.2ab

Cab Calloway in Haiti home movie

Title:
16mm motion picture film of Cab Calloway in Haiti home movie
Created by:
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Subject of:
Presidential Palace  Search this
Holy Trinity Cathedral  Search this
Medium:
16mm Film (a): acetate film;
Film Reel (b): metal;
Film Box (c): cardboard
Dimensions:
Duration: 3 Minutes
Length (Film): 122 Feet
Type:
home movies
Place filmed:
Port-au-Prince, Ouest, Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Date:
1951
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Conductors (Musicians)  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Cabella Calloway Langsam
Object number:
2013.237.20.1abc
Restrictions & Rights:
© Cabella Calloway Langsam
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Cabell “Cab” Calloway III Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.237.20.1abc

Basin Street Revue

Title:
35mm motion picture film of Basin Street Revue
Created by:
Studio Films, Inc., American, 1951 - 1956  Search this
Directed by:
Joseph Kohn  Search this
Produced by:
Ben Frye  Search this
Subject of:
Apollo Theater, founded 1913  Search this
Leonard Reed, American, 1907 - 2004  Search this
Willie Bryant, American, 1908 - 1964  Search this
Sarah Vaughan, American, 1924 - 1990  Search this
Lionel Hampton, American, 1908 - 2002  Search this
Faye Adams, American, born 1923  Search this
Herb Jeffries, American, 1913 - 2014  Search this
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
The Clovers, American, founded 1946  Search this
Martha Davis, American, 1917 - 1960  Search this
Frank Foster, American, 1928 - 2011  Search this
Mantan Moreland, American, 1902 - 1973  Search this
Nipsey Russell, American, 1918 - 2005  Search this
Amos Milburn, American, 1927 - 1980  Search this
Coles & Atkins, American, 1940 - 1959  Search this
Paul Hucklebuck Williams, American, 1915 - 2002  Search this
Owned by:
Pearl Bowser, American, born 1931  Search this
Medium:
35mm Film (a): acetate film;
35mm Film (b): acetate film;
35mm Film (c): acetate film;
35mm Film (d): acetate film
Dimensions:
Duration: 61 minutes
Length (Film) - Reel 1: 1520 Feet
Length (Film) - Reel 2: 1320 Feet
Length (Film) - Reel 3: 1290 Feet
Length (Film) - Reel 4: 1370 Feet
Type:
motion pictures (information artifacts)
Place depicted:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1956
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Dance  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Film  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Variety shows (Television)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Pearl Bowser
Object number:
2012.79.1.85.1a-d
Restrictions & Rights:
© Studio Films, Inc. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Pearl Bowser Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.79.1.85.1a-d

Rhythm and Blues Revue

Title:
35mm motion picture film of Rhythm and Blues Revue
Created by:
Studio Films, Inc., American, 1951 - 1956  Search this
Produced by:
Ben Frye, American  Search this
Subject of:
Lionel Hampton, American, 1908 - 2002  Search this
Faye Adams, American, born 1923  Search this
Bill Bailey, American, 1912 - 1978  Search this
Herb Jeffries, American, 1913 - 2014  Search this
Amos Milburn, American, 1927 - 1980  Search this
Sarah Vaughan, American, 1924 - 1990  Search this
Count Basie, American, 1904 - 1984  Search this
Big Joe Turner, American, 1911 - 1985  Search this
The Delta Rhythm Boys, American, 1934 - 1987  Search this
Martha Davis, American, 1917 - 1960  Search this
Little Buck, American  Search this
Nat King Cole, American, 1919 - 1965  Search this
Mantan Moreland, American, 1902 - 1973  Search this
Nipsey Russell, American, 1918 - 2005  Search this
Cab Calloway, American, 1907 - 1994  Search this
Ruth Brown, American, 1928 - 2006  Search this
Owned by:
Pearl Bowser, American, born 1931  Search this
Medium:
35mm Film (a): acetate film;
35mm Film (b): acetate film;
35mm Film (c): acetate film;
35mm Film (d): acetate film.
Dimensions:
Duration: 72 Minutes
Length (Film): 1850 Feet
Length (Film): 1560 Feet
Length (Film): 1650 Feet
Length (Film): 1450 Feet
Type:
motion pictures (information artifacts)
Place depicted:
Harlem, New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1955
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Comedy  Search this
Entertainers  Search this
Film  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Rhythm and blues (Music)  Search this
Tap dancing  Search this
Variety shows (Television)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Pearl Bowser
Object number:
2012.79.1.105.1a-d
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Pearl Bowser Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.79.1.105.1a-d

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