“I recorded that section about the riots of ’92 one week before the May-June protests in 2020. Pandemic, economic collapse, police brutality… Three horsemen of the apocalypse are quite enough, thank you.” *** That’s a quote from the novel I’m podcasting, you can listen at the end of post. Lena…
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For Lena Horne, a Home at Last She was one of the most famous performers in the country, a recording star, a Hollywood actress and a nightclub sensation. But in the late 1950s, Lena Horne still struggled to find property owners in Manhattan who were willing to sell co-ops or…
The father of an American film dance idiom – tap: Pictured behind the scenes at 20th Century Fox on “Stormy Weather” with Fats Waller.
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: