HW Pick: New York Yiddish Theater: From Bowery To Broadway

From the late 19th to the mid- 20th century, a thriving Yiddish theater culture blossomed on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and in Harlem (from Milton Berle to George and Ira Gershwin), entertaining over 1.5 million first and second generation Eastern-European Jewish immigrants. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most…

The Legendary Willie “The Lion” Smith Harlem Jazz Man, Cantor, Duke Ellington Mentor, Harlem Hellfighter And More

William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholf Smith, November 23, 1893 – April 18, 1973, also known as “The Lion”, was a Harlem cantor, jazz pianist, and a master practitioner of Harlem stride piano during the Harlem Renaissance. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this…

Isidor Straus And Wife, The Harlemites Who Died On The Titanic 1912

Isidor Straus, February 6, 1845 – April 15, 1912, was a German-born American Jewish businessman, politician and co-owner of Macy’s department store with his brother Nathan. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set 2022 apart.

The Number Of Measles Cases Grows In NYC

The Health Department announced today that the number of measles cases has grown to 390, including two pregnant women diagnosed with the infection, one diagnosed in mid-April. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set 2022 apart.

Harlem’s “Funny Girl,” Fanny Brice, 1891 – 1951 (video)

Fanny Brice (October 29, 1891 – May 29, 1951) was a popular and influential American illustrated song model, comedienne, singer, and theater and film actress who made many stage, radio and film appearances and is known as the creator and star of the top-rated radio comedy series The Baby Snooks Show.  PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms.…