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African-American Nightclub Fashion in the 1940s, 50s and 60s

Celebrating Black History Month

A collection of video footage and photographs from the 1940s, 50s and 60s of African-American nightclub fashion.
“Jivin’ In Bebop” (1946), Sahji the exotic dancer
Cabin in the Sky” (1943), John William Sublett
“Chicken Shack Shuffle” (1943), Mabel Lee
“The Heat’s On” (1943), Hazel Scott
“A Lonely Place” (1950), Hadda Brooks
Hit the Road Jack” (1962), Ray Charles
Carmen Jones” (1954) Dorothy Dandridge
“A Zoot Suit with a Reet Pleat” (1942), Paul White and Dorothy Dandridge

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