John William Sublett, February 19, 1902 – May 18, 1986, known by his stage name John W. Bubbles, was a vaudeville performer. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Our Newsletter!
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 incredible Harold Lloyd Nicholas, March 27, 1921 – July 3, 2000, was a legendary Harlem dancer specializing in tap. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Our Newsletter!
Harlemite Taylor Emmanuel Gordon was born in 1893 – 1971, was a musician and singer. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Our Newsletter!
Buddy Bradley, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1908. He staged dances in the great 1920s revues for Ziegfeld, George White, Earl Carroll and Lew Leslie’s legendary black revue Blackbirds. Become an Continue Reading →
“Puttin’ on the Ritz” is a popular song written and published in 1929 by Irving Berlin and introduced by Harry Richman in the musical film Puttin’ on the Ritz, 1930. Continue Reading →
William James “Count” Basie August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984, was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing Continue Reading →