Program for Club Ebony

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Printed by
Unidentified
Distributed by
Club Ebony, American, 1947 - 1948
Subject of
Wells, Dickie, American, 1907 - 1949
Savage, Archie, American, 1914 - 2003
Parks, Jean, American, born 1924
Mercer Ellington, American, 1919 - 1996
Dutton, Van
Roman, Chino
Johnson, Edgar
Three Riffs, American, founded 1948
Debutones, American
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W x D (Closed): 9 9/16 × 7 1/16 × 1/16 in. (24.3 × 18 × 0.1 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 9 1/2 × 14 1/16 (24.2 × 35.7 × 0.1 cm)
Type
souvenir programs
Place used
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
1947-1948
Description
A program from Club Ebony. The program is a single sheet of heavyweight cream paper that folds in half. The front features a black and red illustration of a conga drum and woman's head printed in the top left corner. The woman is depicted in profile. She has black skin, red lips and wears a tall red, black, and white headdress. The illustration of the drum overlays the illustration of the woman. The drum is white with a red and black drumhead and zig zag pattern along the base. Black text with differing fonts to the right of, and below, the illustration reads, [CLUB / EBONY / ON BROADWAY / Between 52nd and 53rd Streets / Program]. Printed on the interior pages, at the center top of the program, the text reads, [CLUB EBONY / Presents / TWO EXCITING NEW SHOWS / With / Dickie Wells]. The interior pages feature the Club’s programs for two shows printed inside in black lettering: "Ya-Ya" on the left interior page, and "Revue Ebonia" on the right interior page. The highlighted entertainers include: Jean Parks, The Three Riffs, Archie Savage, Van Dutton, Chino Roman, Ted Barnett, Edgar Johnson, the Debutones, and Mercer Ellington and Orchestra. Each interior page also features a red illustration of a scantily clad female dancer, kneeling with her arms and hands extended in front of her. Red bubble lettering above and below the illustrations reads [EN BOBO] and [CLUB / EBONY]. The back page has blank space for a message and lines for an address.
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Topic
African American
Dance
Entertainers
Jazz (Music)
Musicians
Nightlife
Photography
Theatre
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.25.72
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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