Apollo Theater. Harlem, New York City (1970’s)  I think I went to this very show...I definitely saw Stevie Wonder there at the Apollo in  the 70's..

Apollo Theater. Harlem, New York City (1970’s) I think I went to this very show...I definitely saw Stevie Wonder there at the Apollo in the 70's..

New York Love from Prince Memorials: Fans Remember Late Singer  A sign on outside the Apollo Theater in NYC reads "In honor of the beautiful one Prince nothing compares 2 u."

New York Love from Prince Memorials: Fans Remember Late Singer A sign on outside the Apollo Theater in NYC reads "In honor of the beautiful one Prince nothing compares 2 u."

Duke Ellington performed regularly here, and Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday both launched their careers at the venue’s amateur night. You can say that the Apollo Theater was the ‘Motown’ before Motown. Today, the theater stands as an artifact on the bustling 125th street.

Duke Ellington performed regularly here, and Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday both launched their careers at the venue’s amateur night. You can say that the Apollo Theater was the ‘Motown’ before Motown. Today, the theater stands as an artifact on the bustling 125th street.

Chorus girls at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, 1936 by Lucien Aigner, who was originally from Hungary. He emigrated to the United States to avoid Nazi persecution. Technically an “enemy alien,” he was prohibited from photographing war-related subjects. He noted that he “photographed black people when it was not good manners.” He was also the brother of designer Etienne Aigner.

Chorus girls at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, 1936 by Lucien Aigner, who was originally from Hungary. He emigrated to the United States to avoid Nazi persecution. Technically an “enemy alien,” he was prohibited from photographing war-related subjects. He noted that he “photographed black people when it was not good manners.” He was also the brother of designer Etienne Aigner.

hennyproud:  Billie Holiday arriving backstage at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, c. 1952

hennyproud: Billie Holiday arriving backstage at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, c. 1952

MICHAEL JACKSON WHITE SHIRT AND FOREARM BRACE - APOLLO THEATER PERFORMANCE COSTUME - Julien's Auctions 2009

MICHAEL JACKSON WHITE SHIRT AND FOREARM BRACE - APOLLO THEATER PERFORMANCE COSTUME - Julien's Auctions 2009

Classic Apollo Theater Poster: Carmen McRae, Al Hibbler, The Clovers, Pigmeat Markum

Classic Apollo Theater Poster: Carmen McRae, Al Hibbler, The Clovers, Pigmeat Markum

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