1940s

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anonymouslypink
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10762
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1940s
Updated:
2010-03-16 01:46:35
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1940-1950
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  1. Nicholas Brothers
    Tap dancers in the 1940s
  2. 1940s entertainers
    • Had to have real talent
    • willing to conform to black stereotype
  3. Lena Horne
    • *not biracial
    • -Multi-talented
    • -Often advertised as hispanic (Helena Horne)
    • -Hypersexualized
    • - Political Activist
    • - 7yr contract with MGM
    • Films: "I Dood It" "Panama Hattie"
    • - 1st black on front cover of film magazine
  4. "Duke is Tops"
    • 1938
    • -First all black cast film
  5. Hazel Scott
    • - Child Prodigy
    • - Refused to perform for segregated audiences
    • - Came to play in memorial hall in 1950s but did not play the 1st night b/c of the segregated audience
    • - Married political figure
    • - Accused of being a communist
    • - Had the Hazel Scott Show in 1950 (good ratings, but short lived)

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