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Brown sugar [videorecording]

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Reel 2Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-411 Reel 2Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance
Reel 1Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-411 Reel 1Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Mills, Florence, 1896-1927
  • Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975
  • Washington, Fredi, 1903-1994
  • Waters, Ethel, 1896-1977
  • Kitt, Eartha
  • Dunham, Katherine
  • Horne, Lena
  • Dandridge, Dorothy, 1924-1965
  • Hall, Adelaide
  • Williams, Billy Dee, 1937-
  • Pook, Matthew.
  • Bogle, Donald.
  • Nicholas Brothers.
2 videocassettes (VHS, NTSC) (240 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Survey of the black woman in entertainment, actresses, singers, dancers, through stills, live interviews, and archival footage. Extended biographical material on Bessie Smith, Florence Mills, Josephine Baker, Billie Holliday, Fredi Washington, Ethel Waters, Marian Anderson, Lena Horne, Hazel Scott, Eartha Kitt, Joyce Bryant, Dorothy Dandridge, Diahann Carroll, and Aretha Franklin.
  • Originally produced for GETN (German Educational Television Network), based on Donald Bogle's book, Brown sugar: Eighty years of America's black female superstars. Presented on the WNET/New York series Film on film in four parts on February 8, 15, 22 and March 1, 1986. Produced by Matthew Pook and Ebony Productions Inc. Written by Donald Bogle. Hosted and narrated by Billy Dee Williams.
PARTIAL CONTENTS: - Reel 1, Part 1: Stars of the 20's. Adelaide Hall tap dancing. Florence Mills. Josephine Baker. - Reel 1, Part 2: The Depression years. Fredi Washington. Ethel Waters. - Reel 2, Part 3: The 1940's, the 1950's. Lena Horne. Katherine Dunham. Eartha Kitt. Dorothy Dandridge. Dorothy Dandridge dancing with the Nicholas Brothers (Chattanooga choo choo). - Reel 2, Part 4: From the 1960's to the present. Dee Dee Sharp sings while dancers dance the mashed potato. Disco and music video dancing.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-411
Brown sugar [videorecording]
Local Subject
Television. Brown sugar.
Local Subject
Television. Film on film.
Added Author
Mills, Florence, 1896-1927, dancer.
Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975, performer.
Washington, Fredi, 1903-1994, performer.
Waters, Ethel, 1896-1977, performer.
Kitt, Eartha, performer.
Dunham, Katherine, dancer.
Horne, Lena, performer.
Dandridge, Dorothy, 1924-1965, performer.
Hall, Adelaide, dancer.
Williams, Billy Dee, 1937- performer.
Pook, Matthew. Producer
Bogle, Donald. Author
Nicholas Brothers.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-411
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