Videos | Brown Sugar: Eighty Years of America’s Black Female Superstars

Hat tip Yahtc! THANK YOU. Hope you enjoy the documentary series.

And the FAN-TAB-U-LOUSNESS of these women cannot be DENIED

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4 Responses to Videos | Brown Sugar: Eighty Years of America’s Black Female Superstars

  1. Yahtc says:

    You may erase both of these duplicates, please.

    I could not copy URL for just Blanche Calloway.

  2. Yahtc says:

    “Unsung Classic Beauties of the 1930’s and 1940’s”

    Uploaded on Jan 27, 2010 by MusicandDancing4Ever

    0:15 – 0:18 Nina Mae McKinney – Actress/Dancer/Singer
    
0:18 – 0:20 Betti Mays – 1940’s Singer/Dancer

    0:20 – 0:22 – Anne Wiggins Brown – Concert Singer/Broadway Actress of Porgy
    
0:22 – 0:24 Blanche Thompson – Dancer/Creator of The Brownskin Models Revue

    0:24 – 0:26 Ethel Moses – Cotton Club Dancer/Actress

    0:26 – 0:28 Mauri Lynn – Actress/Model

    0:28 – 0:30 Dolores Brown – Singer/Recording Artist

    0:30 – 0:32 Louise Franklin – Movie Dancer/Actress

    0:32 – 0:33 Evelyn Preer – Actress/Singer

    0:34 – 0:35 Marion Egbert – Cotton Club Chorine

    0:36 – 0:38 Lavada Carter – 1930s Singer/Dancer
    
0:39 – 0:40 Valaida Snow – Singer/Dancer/Trumpeter
    
0:41 – 0:42 Hilda Simms – Actress

    0:43 – 0:44 Hazel Scott – Singer/Pianist
    
0:44 – 0:45 Margot – 1930’s Ballroom Dancer of Margot and Norton

    0:46 – 0:47 Joyce Bryant – 1950’s Singer

    0:48 – 0:49 Margaret Whitten – 1930’s/1940’s Actress
    
0:50 – 0:51 Cleo Hayes – 1930’s/1940’s Dancer / Cotton Club

    0:52 – 0:53 Jean Parks – 1940’s Singer/Friend of Malcolm X

    0:54 – 0:55 Marie Bryant – Dancer

    0:56 – 0:58 Ellen Holly – Actress

    0:59 – 1:00 Marva Trotter Louis – Model/First Wife of Joe Louis

    1:00 – 1:02 Una Mae Carlisle – Singer/Pianist/Songwriter

    1:02 – 1:04 Gladys Snyder – 1940’s Actress

    1:04 – 1:06 Edna Mae Harris – Actress/Singer/Dancer

    1:06 – 1:08 Anna Mae Winburn – Singer/Bandleader of The Sweethearts of Rhythm

    1:08 – 1:10 Vivienne Baber – 1930’s/1940’s Actress

    1:10 – 1:12 Ginger Smock – Violinist

    1:12 – 1:14 Lucille Battle/Mille Monroe – Actresses/Dancers
    
1:15 – 1:17 Angela De Lavallade – Actress/Model

    1:17 – 1:19 Pat Rainey – Singer

    1:19 – 1:21 Edna Mae Holly – Dancer/First wife of Sugar Ray Robinson

    1:21 – 1:23 Pauline Green – Model

    1:23 – 1:24 Etta Rae – Model

    1:25 – 1:27 Anise Boyer – Dancer/Cotton Club/Anise and Aland

    1:27 – 1:30 Millie Monroe, Mildred Boyd, Louise Franklin – Dancers/Actresses

    1:30 – 1:32 Florence O’Brien – Comedian/Singer/Dancer/Actress

    1:32 – 1:34 Suzette Harbin – Actress/Dancer

    1:34 – 1:36 Nellie Hill – Singer/Actress

    1:37 – 1:39 Francine Everett – Singer/Actress

    1:39 – 1:41 Victoria Spivey – Blues Singer

    1:41 – 1:43 Theresa Harris – Hollywood Actress/Singer

    1:43 – 1:45 Ruby Hill – Singer

    1:46 – 1:47 Bette McLaurin – Singer

    1:47 – 1:50 Sarah Lou Harris – Model

    1:50 – 1:52 Artie Young – Dancer/Actress

    1:52 – 1:54 Madeline Belt – Dancer
    
1:54 – 1:57 Sahji / Madeline Jackson – Exotic Dancer
    
1:58 – 2:00 Connie Harris – Exotic Dancer

    2:01 – 2:03 – Ida James – Singer/Actress

    2:03 – 2:04 Rita Christiani – Dancer
    
2:05 – 2:07 Meta Cardoza – Dancer

    2:07 – 2:09 Madelyn Green – Singer

    2:09 – 2:10 Carroll Chilton – Dance Team of Chilton and Thomas

    2:11 – 2:12 Eunice Wilson – 1930s Singer/Dancer
    
2:13 – 2:14 Neeka Shaw – 1930’s Entertainer

    2:15 – 2:17 The Pope Sisters – 1930’s Sister Singing Group
    
2:17 – 2:19 Vivian Dandridge – Singer/Actress

    2:20 – 2:22 Sheila Guyse – 1940s Singer/Actress

    2:22 – 2:25 Judy Carol – Dancer/Singer
    
2:25 – 2:27 – Dorothy Van Engle – 1930s Model/Oscar Micheaux Actress

    2:28 – 2:29 Ruth Hill – 1940s Singer
    
2:30 – 2:31 Fredi Washington – Actress/Dancer
    
2:32 – 2:33 – Isabel Washington – Actress/Dancer
    
2:34 – 2:35 Louise Jota Cook – 1930s Dancer

    2:36 – 2:37 Blanche Calloway – Singer/Bandleader

    2:38 – 2:39 Savannah Churchill – Singer/Recording Artist

    2:40 – 2:41 Izinetta Wilcox – Actress/Singer

    2:48 – 2:51 Florence Mills
    
2:52 – 2:55 Bessie Smith
    
2:56 – 2:59 Ethel Waters

    3:00 – 3:04 Maude Russell – Dancer/Actress – Introduced The Charleston

    3:05 – 3:07 Josephine Baker

    3:08 – 3:11 Adelaide Hall

    3:12 – 3:16 Valaida Snow

    3:16 – 3:19 Lucia Moses – Cotton Club Chorine/Dancer/Star of Scar of Shame

    3:20 – 3:23 Alice Whitman – Tap Dancer/Apart of The Whitman Sisters Revue that opened the doors for many black performers
    
3:24 – 3:28 Nina Mae McKinney

    3:29 – 3:32 Hycinth Curtis – Cotton Club Dancer

    3:33 – 3:36 Etta Moten

    3:37 – 3:40 Elisabeth Welch

    3:41 – 3:44 Billie Holiday 

    3:45 – 3:47 Maxine Sullivan

    3:47 – 3:50 Ella Fitzgerald

    3:51 – 3:54 Lena Horne

    3:55 – 3:59 Katherine Dunham

    4:00 – 4:02 Sarah Vaughn
    
4:03 – 4:06 Hazel Scott

    4:07 – 4:10 Hadda Brooks
    
4:10 – 4:14 Eartha Kitt

    4:15 – 4:19 Sheila Guyse

    4:20 – 4:22 Dorothy Dandridge
    
4:23 – 4:26 Suzette Harbin
    
4:27 – 4:30 Ophelia DeVore – Pioneer of Black Models

    4:31 – 4:35 Tessa Prendergast – Pioneer Designer

    4:36 – 4:39 Pearl Bailey

    4:40 – 4:43 Muriel Rahn
    
4:44 – 4:48 Ruby Dee

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