Poster for Ebony Parade

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2 images
Distributed by
Astor Pictures, American, 1930 - 1963
Subject of
Calloway, Cab, American, 1907 - 1994
Dandridge, Dorothy, American, 1922 - 1965
Basie, Count, American, 1904 - 1984
The Mills Brothers, American, 1928 - 1982
Moreland, Mantan, American, 1902 - 1973
Everett, Francine, American, 1915 - 1999
Smythe, Vanita, American, 1925 - 1994
Hill, Ruby
Flowers, Pat, American, 1917 - 2000
Day, Dawn, and Dusk, American, 1940 - 1960
The Jubalaires, American, 1936 - 1960
Lee, Mable, American, born 1921
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W (Image): 36 5/8 × 20 7/8 in. (93 × 53 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 41 1/4 × 26 15/16 in. (104.7 × 68.5 cm)
Type
posters
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Date
1947
Caption
Released in 1947, Ebony Parade was a series of short sketches and numbers originally distributed as musical shorts by the Soundies Distributing Corporation of America.
Description
A large poster for the film Ebony Parade with a blue background and an off-white border. Across the blue background are red musical notes and stars outlined in white. At the top center in red lettering is [20 Great Stars]. Printed in the center in small black type is [Astor Pictures presents] followed by [EBONY PARADE] in large yellow letters over a red background. Surrounding the title are color photographic portraits of the stars of the film. At the top left are the faces of Mantan Moreland, Dorothy Dandridge and Ruby Hill, followed by a full portrait of a seated Mabel Lee and in the bottom left corner is an image of the Mills Brothers gathered around two microphones. On the right side are the faces of Cab Calloway, Vanita Smythe, Francine Everett, and Count Basie. At the bottom right is a yellow box bordered in black with red text that reads [featuring/ Cab Calloway * Count Basie/ His Band His Band/ Mills. Bros. * Vanita Smythe/ Mantan Moreland * Mable Lee/ Ruby Hill * Francine Everett / Dorothy Dandridge * Pat Flowers/ and/ Day, Dawn, and Dusk * Jubilaries]. At the bottom left, in small white text on a red background is [RELEASED THRU ASTOR PICTURES CORP.]. On the back of the poster are two stamps in purple that say [Screen Classics, Inc. / 1632 Central Parkway, Cincinnati 10, Ohio].
Topic
African American
Actors
Comedy
Conductors (Musicians)
Dance
Entertainers
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Musical Theatre
Musicians
Race films
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.118.31
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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