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Author Gaines, Caseen, 1986- author.

Title Footnotes : the Black artists who rewrote the rules of the Great White Way / Caseen Gaines.

Publication Info. Naperville, Ilinois : Sourcebooks, 2021.
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction-NEW  792.0899607 GAI    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction-NEW  792.0899607 GAI    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  792.0899607 GAI    AVAILABLE
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Description 435 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Part one. The way there -- The blacker the bait, 1885-1915 -- Know your audience, 1915 -- High society, 1915-1917 -- Mo man's land, 1917-1919 -- The Red summer, 1919 -- Part two. Making it -- Black bohemians, 1921 -- Nevertheless, they succeeded, 1921-1922 -- Vamped by a brown skin, 1922-1923 -- Part three. Holding on -- Partial ownership, 1923-1924 -- Better than salary, 1924-1925 -- Another second chance, 1925-1933 -- White folks follow, 1933-1952 -- Epilogue: Encoures.
Summary "For readers of Hidden Figures and Something Wonderful, Footnotes is the story of New York in the roaring twenties and the first Broadway show with an all-Black cast and creative team to achieve success-and its impact on our popular culture. Amidst a culture actively whitewashing, controlling, or trying to prevent their stories from being told, these artists changed the course of American entertainment. This groundbreaking group of performers and the creators (including composer Eubie Blake and lyricist Noble Sissle) sowed the seeds of the Harlem jazz scene and paved the way for people of color on stage and screen, ultimately leading to productions such as West Side Story, Black Panther, and of course, Hamilton"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 380-421) and index.
Subject African Americans in the performing arts -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
African American theater -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century.
American drama -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
Broadway (New York, N.Y.) -- History.
ISBN 9781492688815 (hardcover)
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