Excerpt of a piece written by Lena Horne for the People's Voice, pages 16 and 17 of the section entitled "Paris, London Here I Come." Entire piece is called "Lena Horne--From Me to You." This is a photocopy of the original type written document.
Playbill for Bubbling Brown Sugar. White background with yellow box at top, graphic center with female dancer with feathers at waist and shoulder and a male above wearing a hat and playing a trombone. [PLAYBILL/ ANTA THEATRE/ Bubbling/BROWN SUGAR] White circular sticker on back, handwritten 1976.
Playbill for Bubbling Brown Sugar. White background with yellow box at top, graphic center with female dancer with feathers at waist and shoulder and a male above wearing a hat and playing a trombone. [PLAYBILL/ ANTA THEATRE/ Bubbling BROWN SUGAR] White circular sticker on back, handwritten 1976. Light crease down center.
Cloth bound purple and green floral print spiral bound scrapbook containing black-and-white and color photographs along with newspaper clippings and other ephemera dating from the late 1950s to the late 1970s documenting the life of Louise Jackson Gunn in the Philadelphia area. Louise Gunn was an actress, beauty queen, and community activist. The contents of the scrapbook include newspaper clippings and photographs related to Gunn's church groups and activities, including the Zion Drama Workshop; her friendships with other women in the community and from her vaudeville past; and her travels to the Bahamas and Paris, France.
A large portion of the scrapbook is devoted to Gunn’s community work, including scholarship fundraising for Lincoln University, adult education programs, and volunteering at Philadelphia General Hospital. Gunn also documents work with Rev. Leon H. Sullivan and the Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), including efforts to provide school children with free breakfast and to fight housing discrimination.
There are several clippings, photographs, and programs related to her son, the actor and playwright Bill Gunn, including a performance with Ethel Waters and collaborations with musician Sam Waymon. There are also clippings related to performances by Alberta Hunter and Josephine Baker.
Two-pocket folder made of black paper textured to resemble leather with [DELLA REESE] centered on the front in gold lettering. Gold text at the upper right reads [VIOLIN II]. Underneath is a green & white sticker with [24 / VIII] handwritten in black ink. There is a gold logo and text on the right pocket, situated at the bottom right. The logo features a helmet-wearing man's head in the letter [A]. The text reads [ALPHEUS MUSIC CORP. / CAMEO MUSIC / HOLLYWOOD, CA]
All corners of the folder are curled or creased to various degrees.