Apollo Theaters Gordon “Doc” Anderson And Billie Holiday, 1950′s

Apollo Theaters Bob Anderson And Billie Holiday 1940sApollo Theater house photographer Gordon Anderson laughs it up with diva Billie Holiday, behind-the-scenes at the Apollo Theater, In Harlem, New York, 1950′s. Continue Reading →

Fredericka Carolyn “Fredi” Washington, Harlem (video)

Fredi washingtonFredericka Carolyn “Fredi” Washington (December 23, 1903 – June 28, 1994) was an accomplished African American dramatic film actress, … Continue Reading →

Vivian Harris, the Voice of the Apollo Theater (video)

vivian harris harlem ownVivian Harris, the woman known as the ‘voice of the Apollo’ for her long association with the famous Harlem theatre. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s James Reese Europe Invented Jazz, 1881 – 1919

image_07_02_020_jamesreeseJames Reese Europe (22 February 1881 – 9 May 1919) was an American ragtime and early jazz bandleader, arranger, and composer. Continue Reading →

Keith And Proctor’s Vaudeville Theatre in Harlem

Yes, that’s the Keith & Proctor’s Vaudeville Theater on 125th Street in the center of the postcard (one of the early owners before it became the Apollo Theatre) in the 1890′s … Continue Reading →