Monday, September 30, 2013

That's Old News! (A Monthly Segment)

Thank you for dropping by to read the first post of People of Color in Classic Film's newest segment, "That's Old News!". Below is a collection of five news stories from past Septembers.


"Bill (Bojangles) Robinson Dances in "Brown Buddies" at Ford This Week"

(The Baltimore Afro-American--September 27, 1930)

By Carl Van Vechten

With his 30 years of experience, Mr. Bojangles outshines his co-stars in the musical-comedy stage show, Brown Buddies. Read more...


"Anna May Wong's Start Wasn't Very Auspicious"

(The Milwaukee Journal--Thursday, September 24, 1931)

Piccadilly star, Anna May Wong recounts her journey to and through Hollywood with The Milwaukee Journal. She also shares a beauty secret of hers! Read more here...


"A Talk with Nina Mae McKinney"

(The Age--Saturday, September 25, 1937)

Bright-eyed beauty, Nina Mae McKinney talks stage fright, Hollywood, and the late Jean Harlow in this article from the Australian newspaper, The Age. Click here to read the article.


"Story of Clarence Muse: From stage and first talkies to television"

(The Washington Afro-American--Tuesday, September 1, 1953)

From Fanpix (.net)

Clarence Muse recounts his entertainment career with The Washington Afro-American and also gives some advice to the up-and-coming Black actors. Read about it here...


*Warning: The following article is a report on death*


"Dorothy Dandridge Found Dead in Her Apartment"

(The Palm Beach Post--Thursday, September 9, 1965)

From Fanpix (.net)

The Palm Beach Post sadly reports the news that actress and singer Dorothy Dandridge passed away in her Sunset Strip home at the age of 41*. Read more about it here.

(*Dorothy Dandridge was 42 when she passed, not 41)


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  1. Those are definitely worth treasuring and preserving. I like the fact that they contain society’s notable icons and what happened to them. News like those have had once made the headlines in old Hollywood that, I think they are really worth preserving. :)

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    1. Thank you for visiting and reading! :)


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