Newspaper clipping of the Club Ebony Gals

Written by
Unidentified
Printed by
Unidentified
Subject of
Cathrell, Laura, 1915 - 1999
Watkins, Thomas, American, born 1927
Unidentified Woman or Women
Club Ebony, American, 1947 - 1948
Brooklyn Academy of Music, American, founded 1861
New York Amsterdam News, American, founded 1909
Citizens' Committee of Brooklyn, American
Medium
ink on newsprint
Dimensions
H x W: 8 1/4 × 7 1/16 in. (21 × 18 cm)
Type
newspaper columns
Place depicted
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1947-1948
Description
A newspaper clipping depicting a black-and-white image of five (5) female performers in matching costumes. The women are depicted in two (2) rows. There are two (2) women in the top row are standing and three (3) in the bottom row are sitting. Laura Cathrell is depicted seated on the far left in the bottom row. They are all wearing black bodysuits with straps embellished with light toned feathers, white elbow-length gloves, black-and-white chokers, and large light toned feathers in their hair. Behind the woman is a curtain. Below the image is a caption printed in black ink that reads, [CLUB EBONY GALS-When you’ve got girls like these around there’s bound to be “a hot time in the old / town tonight.” And that’s exactly what happened last Friday night when these show stoppers from the / Club Ebony, latest nightclub to open on Broadway, danced out on the stage of the Brooklyn Academy of / Music. And beauty is as beauty does the lassies proved too by revealing that they could dance as well as / they look. Such whistling and wolf calls you’ve never heard. Show, sponsored by the Amsterdam News was / directed by Tommy Watkins, Brooklyn Editor, with the whole Brooklyn staff assisting him. Citizen’s[sic] Com- / mittee of Brooklyn cooperated with the show.]. On the back is a partially cut off article titled, [Stars Galore Highlighted Benefit!!!] and describes the ninth Annual Brooklyn benefit show sponsored by the Amsterdam News at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The article makes reference to a number of famous celebrities that performed at the show.
Topic
African American
Amusements
Dance
Mass media
Nightlife
Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.274.2
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Documents and Published Materials
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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