Tuesday, November 26, 2013

That's Old News! (#3)

I found some pretty interesting articles for the month of November. Let's journey back...


From vaudeville.org

The late, great entertainer, Florence Mills received some flack (from an unnamed reviewer) for a cabaret show in November of 1925. Read The Afro American article here.

Warning: This article is ridden with shaming and sprinkled with some colorism. 


Legendary bandleader Blanche Calloway and Her Orchestra headlined a "big musical revue" at the Howard Theatre in early December of 1936. Click here to read more details on the show in The Afro American.


Paul Robeson in 1942

The Pittsburgh Press recognized the great renaissance man, Paul Robeson, for his achievements in school, sports, film, and on the stage in this 1944 article.


According to this Pittsburgh Press article written by the notorious Hedda Hopper, France Nuyen was set to star in the Raoul Walsh film, Marines, Let's Go (released in 1961). 

France Nuyen in a publicity still for Satan Never Sleeps (1962)

Ms. Nuyen doesn't appear in the credits for Marines, Let's Go--I'm curious to know why the casting fell through...


James Wong Howe on the set of Molly Maguires in 1969

Along with being a legendary cinematographer, James Wong Howe was also one of Hollywood's most considerate and encouraging spirits. The Sun calls him "an amateur psychologist" in this 1964 article


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