Bricktop S Paris

Author: T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438455011
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Tells the fascinating story of African American women who traveled to France to seek freedom of expression. During the Jazz Age, France became a place where an African American woman could realize personal freedom and creativity, in narrative or in performance, in clay or on canvas, in life and in love. These women were participants in the life of the American expatriate colony, which included F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and Cole Porter, and they commingled with bohemian avant-garde writers and artists like Picasso, Breton, Colette, and Matisse. Bricktop’s Paris introduces the reader to twenty-five of these women and the city they encountered. Following this nonfiction account, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting provides a fictionalized autobiography of Ada “Bricktop” Smith, which brings the players from the world of nonfiction into a Paris whose elegance masks a thriving underworld. “Bricktop’s Paris vibrantly recreates and reimagines the fascinating world of Jazz Age Paris by placing black women at the center of the story. T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting gives us a valuable new perspective on Ada “Bricktop” Smith, giving her the prominence usually attributed to Josephine Baker. She also provides detailed portraits of other singers, musicians, writers, and artists who left America for the French capital. Written with enthusiasm and insight, Bricktop’s Paris underscores the importance of women to transatlantic black modernity.” — Tyler Stovall, author of Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light “Bricktop’s Paris is a remarkable feat. Sharpley-Whiting’s book is a woman’s story about dreaming and making dreams happen. It is a political story, a story about migration, and re-creation. It is a dazzling account of bold women reshaping their lives as New Women/Modern Women and black women in Europe. A woman’s place is not only viewed in the sphere of domesticity through Sharpley-Whiting’s writing, she also reimagines the complexity of life far away from home and on stage, in the studio, and in the nightclub. She captures their spirit and desires and walks us through this history arm and arm, singing, writing, dancing, and making art. I fell in love with these women as I empathized with their struggles, some of them I knew through other writings but through Sharpley-Whiting I felt as if I knew them intimately as they made their lives count some fifty years after Reconstruction. She restores their voices and their bodies and makes them present for the contemporary reader. Brilliant!” — Deborah Willis, author of Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present “Bricktop’s Paris is a marvelous book that further consolidates Sharpley-Whiting’s record of pioneering research, a meticulous archeological excavation of the artistic, cultural, political, and social contributions made by African American women in Paris during the interwar years. This was a period that increasingly linked racial advocacy with colonial emancipation and during which African American women achieved unprecedented levels of creative and personal freedom while shaping broader conversations on identity and race. Bricktop’s Paris promises to inspire a new generation of researchers and will become an incontrovertible point of reference in assessing the intellectual history of the era.” — Dominic Thomas, Madeleine L. Letessier Professor of French and Francophone Studies, University of California, Los Angeles

Bricktop

Author: Bricktop
Editor: Scribner
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A famous Black entertainer describes her childhood, her career in vaudeville, and her life as a successful cabaret singer in Paris

The Scribner Encyclopedia Of American Lives 1981 1985

Author: Kenneth T. Jackson
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Biographical articles about outstanding Americans.

Eugene Bullard Black Expatriate In Jazz Age Paris

Author: Craig Lloyd
Editor: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820328188
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Although he was the first African American fighter pilot, Eugene J. Bullard is still a relative stranger in his homeland. An accomplished professional boxer, musician, club manager, and impresario of Parisian nightlife between the world wars, Bullard found in Europe a degree of respect and freedom unknown to blacks in America. There, for twenty-five years, he helped define the expatriate experience for countless other African American artists, writers, performers, and athletes. This is the first biography of Bullard in thirty years and the most complete ever. It follows Bullard's lifelong search for respect from his poor boyhood in Jim-Crow Georgia to his attainment of notoriety in Jazz-Age Paris and his exploits fighting for his adopted country, for which he was awarded the Croix de Guerre. Drawing on a vast amount of archival material in the United States, Great Britain, and France, Craig Lloyd unfolds the vibrant story of an African American who sought freedom overseas. Lloyd provides a new look at the black expatriate community in Paris, taking readers into the cabarets where Bullard rubbed elbows with Josephine Baker, Louis Armstrong, and even the Prince of Wales. Lloyd also uses Bullard's life as a lens through which to view the racism that continued to dog him even in Europe in his encounters with traveling Americans. When Hitler conquered France, Bullard was wounded in action and then escaped to America. There, his European successes counted for little: he spent his last years in obscurity and hardship but continued to work for racial justice. Eugene Bullard, Black Expatriate in Jazz-Age Paris offers a fascinating look at an extraordinary man who lived on his own terms and adds a new facet to our understanding of the black diaspora.

Nor Shall Diamond Die American Studies

Author: Carme Manuel
Editor: Universitat de València
ISBN: 9788437055312
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Homenaje a Javier Coy, catedrático jubilado del Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana de la Universitat de València de 1990 a 2000, y uno de los primeros investigadores en introducir los estudios norteamericanos. Se recogen 50 artículos de especialistas en este campo, que reflejan el estado de los estudios sobre la cultura y literatura de los Estados Unidos contemporáneos.

Black Women In America

Author: Darlene Clark Hine
Editor: Carlson Pub
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Provides 614 biographical and 163 topical essays discussing the important roles Black women have played in American history

Black Music Biography

Author: Samuel A. Floyd
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Duke Ellington

Author: Barry Ulanov
Editor: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
ISBN:
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A 1946 biography of the great composer and bandleader, recounting his personal and professional achievements, distinctions, and power, through the mid-1940s

Django Reinhardt And The Illustrated History Of Gypsy Jazz

Author: Michael Dregni
Editor: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 9781933108100
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Django and Gypsy Jazz continue to draw new fans worldwide-here's the first illustrated history.

Mawa Review

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Directory Of Blacks In The Performing Arts

Author: Edward Mapp
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A single-volume ready reference source on some 1,100 black performing artists in film, television, theatre, dance, and musical performance.

Josephine Baker

Author: Bennetta Jules-Rosette
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This rich, once-in-a-lifetime volume gathers photographs, posters, drawings, prints, and sculpture to tell the story of Bakers life and contributions to 20th century culture.

Kiki S Paris

Author: Billy Kluver
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810925915
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From 1900 to 1930, Montparnasse was the center of artistic life for the whole world. Now this major contribution to the social and cultural history of the period -- with its informative text and hundreds of photographs -- is available in paperback once again.

Dictionary Of Literary Biography Yearbook

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Always Movin On

Author: James Haskins
Editor: Africa Research and Publications
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Throughout his career Langston sought to express, in both his speaking appearances and his literature, the heroism he saw in his people--a strength to endure and to endure without bitterness. This is one reason why his art will always hold a significant place in black Americanliterature. And because of the great sensitivity, humor, beauty, and truth contained in that art, Langston Hughes' work will also always find a place in the main body of great American Literature.

Born To Swing

Author: Ean Wood
Editor: Pub Overstock Unlimited Incorporated
ISBN:
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That Summer In Paris

Author: Morley Callaghan
Editor: Macmillan of Canada, 1963 [i.e.1962]
ISBN:
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Biography News

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Black Music In The Harlem Renaissance

Author: Samuel A. Floyd
Editor: Univ Tennessee Press
ISBN:
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Paper edition of the 1990 Greenwood Press work which was initiated as a special issue of Black Music Research Journal but grew too big for that format. Ten essays address a variety of subjects connected with African-American music of the 1920s, e.g. vocal concert music, musical theater, Duke Ellington, and the relationship of the music to literature and art. Includes an extensive bibliography of works composed during the period. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Three Films Of Woody Allen

Author: Woody Allen
Editor: Vintage
ISBN:
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With stills from the movies themselves, this volume contains the screenplays of three Woody Allen films