The Harlem Style Of Norton And Margot 1933 – 1947

tumblr_nkey1zNqqu1rb3osco2_500From 1933 until 1947 Margot Webb and Harold Norton performed on the Afro-American vaudeville circuits of night clubs and theatres in Harlem, around the Northeast and the Midwest. Continue Reading →

102 Year Old Harlem Renaissance Dancer, Watches Video Of Herself Dancing For The 1st Time (video)

dance in harlem renaissanceDavid Shuff and Mark Cantor, both from the Celluloid Improvisations Music Film Archive, found the old footage that had been filed under the name “Barker.” Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ellsworth Raymond “Bumpy” Johnson

640px-BumpyJohnsonAlcatrazPrisonCroppedEllsworth Raymond Johnson (October 31, 1905 – July 7, 1968) — known as “Bumpy” Johnson — was an American mob boss and bookmaker in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood. Continue Reading →