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    29 Vintage Photos from the Cotton Club. Evocative and fascinating photos from the legendary Cotton Club of Harlem, which operated from 1920 to 1940 and provided entertainment from Cab Calloway, Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong , Lena Horne, Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington. Pictures include shots of Ellington and his orchestra, the club's chorus girls (who were promoted as "tall, tan and terrific") in various costumes and poses, baseball great Jackie Robinson as a guest, and much more. Three of the shots are 5" x 7" and the rest are 8" x 10." Many of the pictures have the photographer's stamp on the verso; some have tears and border damage or notes penned on the borders; overall Fair to Good condition, as one might expect, considering the age and rarity of the photos. The establishment served as the inspiration for Francis Ford Coppola's 1984 film The Cotton Club; sad to realize that, in its heyday, the Cotton Club usually denied admittance to African-Americans. Great mementoes from a long-gone phenomenon.

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    October, 2007
    6th-7th Saturday-Sunday
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