The father of an American film dance idiom – tap: Pictured behind the scenes at 20th Century Fox on “Stormy Weather” with Fats Waller.
Tag: Bill Robinson
Lena Horne (1917-2010) Katherine Dunham (1909-2006)
Lena Horne waits backstage at the Mayan Theater in downtown Los Angeles where Dorothy Dandridge appeared in the musical “Sweet n’ Hot” (1944)
Miss Horne shared top billing with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, here they’re pictured with Cab Calloway, who conveniently played himself: The title song by Lena Horne, and the modern dance by Katherine Dunham’s dance troupe:
First, we’ll let the poster speak for itself: