Bill “Bojangles” Robinson is all kisses at a Ticket Campaign for the New York Worlds Fair, on 132nd Street and Seventh Avenue in Central Harlem, NY 1939
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, May 25, 1878 – November 25, 1949, was a pioneer and pre-eminent African-American tap dance performer since his childhood.
Shirley Temple and Harlem’s Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson behind-the-scenes in the film The Littlest Rebel, in1935.
Taken on January 9th, 1936, what a great photograph of legendary dancer, actor, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, 1936 Olympics gold medalist Jesse Owens and the Cotton Club dancers.
Here’s a vintage 1936 original photograph capturing Fred Astaire wearing blackface attired to evoke the dancer and Harlem man Bill Robinson, in the “Bojangles of Harlem” solo sequence of “Swing Continue Reading →
The Cotton Club was a New York City nightclub from 1923 to 1940. It was located on 142nd Street and Lenox Avenue (1923 to 1935), then briefly in midtown Theater Continue Reading →
Owen Vincent Madden, December 18, 1891 – April 24, 1965, known as Owney Madden and nicknamed “The Killer”, was a leading underworld figure in Manhattan, most notable for his involvement Continue Reading →