"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 and 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