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"Jungle Fever" by the Mills Brothers, plus Female Blackface, from the Civil War Film "Operator 13"

This video is from the 1934 Civil War film Operator 13, which features the Mills Brothers. As noted in Wikipedia, the Mills, from southwestern Ohio, were “an American jazz and pop vocal quartet of the 20th century who made more than 2,000 recordings that combined sold more than 50 million copies, and garnered at least three dozen gold records.” The Mills had phenomenal success in America and Europe, but sadly, are not well known today. 640 more words

Slavery

Jagged Sophistication: The Empress of Emotion

Hollywood, 1955

Everyone you thought dead was there.

Joan Crawford had eloped to Las Vegas with her fourth husband, Alfred Steele, but Billy Haines was having none of it. 1,033 more words

Tarnished Screen