"The Funniest Woman in the World:" Moms Mabley Onstage

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Recorded by
Mabley, Moms, American, 1897 - 1975
Distributed by
Chess Records, American, founded 1950
Owned by
Ginger Smock, American, 1920 - 1995
Medium
vinyl, ink on paper
Dimensions
Diameter (vinyl disc): 12 in. (30.5 cm)
H x W (sleeve): 12 5/16 × 12 5/16 in. (31.3 × 31.3 cm)
Type
long-playing records
Date
1961
Description
A 33 1/3 rpm record album titled "The Funniest Woman in the World:" Moms Mabley Onstage recorded by Moms Mabley. The front of album cover features a color photograph of Moms Mabley sitting on stage holding a microphone in her proper right hand. Yellow and white type at top of cover reads "'the funniest woman in the world' / MOMS MABLEY ONSTAGE / CHESS LP 1447." The back of the record cover consists of black type against a white background and features a review from Redd Foxx. The vinyl disc has a black inner circle with silver type.
Topic
African American
Amusements
Comedy
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Gift of Lydia Samuel Bennett
Object number
2016.161.3.8ab
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture