Advertisement card for Club 845's Gala Holiday Revue

  • Image for Advertisement card for Club 845's Gala Holiday Revue
  • Image for Advertisement card for Club 845's Gala Holiday Revue
2 images
Printed by
Unidentified
Photograph by
Unidentified
Distributed by
Club 845, American, founded 1945
Subject of
Cathrell, Laura, 1915 - 1999
Unidentified Woman or Women
LeTang, Henry Dancers, American
LeTang, Henry, American, 1915 - 2007
Sampson, Edgar, American, 1907 - 1973
Sampson, Edgar And His Orchestra, American
Hudgins, Johnny, American, 1896 - 1990
Price, Naomi
Gardener, Judy
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 5 1/2 × 4 3/16 in. (14 × 10.7 cm)
Type
advertising cards
Place captured
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1947
Description
An advertisement card for Club 845's Gala Holiday Revue. The card is printed on white paper with scalloped edges. At the top of the card is the text, [THE HENRY LETANG DANCERS / Laurie, Blanche, Serena, Birdie, Shirley & Selma]. Below is a black-and-white image of The Henry LeTang Dancers at Club 845, posing in matching costumes. Each of the six (6) women is wearing a large scalloped headpiece, a crop top with winged shoulders, and a long skirt with an embellished waist that opens in front. The women are depicted standing in a semicircle, facing the viewer, with their hands holding the front of their skirts open and with one leg extended forward. Laura Cathrell is the performer depicted on the far left side of the image. The two women in the center are standing back-to-back and the rest of the women are turned slightly towards the center. A large number of tables are set up behind the women. Each table is covered with a tablecloth and set with two (2) chairs. Below the image is additional text that reads, [CLUB 845 Invites You to Join Us / Every weekend beginning December / 16th when we present -- / OUR GALA HOLIDAY REVUE / Produced by HENRY LETANG-- / --STARRING -- / Johnny Hudgins, .. Pantomine[sic] Commedian[sic] / Judy Gardener, .. Her Song & Accordian[sic] / Naomi Price, .. Mistress of Ceremonies / THE HENRY LETANG DANCERS / Dancing to the Music of / EDGAR SAMSON & His ORCHESTRA]. The back of the card is blank.
Transcription Center Status
Transcription Available
Topic
African American
Actors
Dance
Entertainers
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Nightlife
Photography
Singers (Musicians)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.263
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

NOTE: Cataloging is an ongoing process and we may update this record as we conduct additional research and review. If you have more information about this object, please contact us at NMAAHCDigiTeam@si.edu.