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The Cotton Club was a famous night club in New York City that operated during Prohibition. While the club featured many of the greatest African American entertainers of the era, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, The Nicholas Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, and Ethel Waters, it generally denied admission to blacks. During its heyday, it served as a chic meeting spot in the heart of Harlem, featuring regular "Celebrity…

The Cotton Club was a famous night club in New York City that operated during Prohibition. While the club featured many of the greatest African American entertainers of the era, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, The Nicholas Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, and Ethel Waters, it generally denied admission to blacks. During its heyday, it served as a chic meeting spot in the heart of Harlem, featuring regular "Celebrity…

During the 1920s, the sale and making of alcohol was prohibited by law. Of course that didn't stop anyone, and speakeasies were underground places where thugs would sell their illegally made alcohol. Those people were bootleggers, and that was how Gatsby made his money.

During the 1920s, the sale and making of alcohol was prohibited by law. Of course that didn't stop anyone, and speakeasies were underground places where thugs would sell their illegally made alcohol. Those people were bootleggers, and that was how Gatsby made his money.

."Baby Esther" Jones, the original Betty Boop, performed at The Cotton Club in the late 1920's

."Baby Esther" Jones, the original Betty Boop, performed at The Cotton Club in the late 1920's

The Dandridge Sisters appeared in many films in uncredited cameo roles. It was in 1938 when The Dandridge Sisters secured word at New York’s famed Cotton Club. Dorothy Dandridge, Vivian Dandridge, and Etta Jones were a huge hit at the Cotton Club. They performed with famous acts like the Nicholas Brothers, Cab Calloway, and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Their success at the Cotton Club led to a European tour. The Dandridge Sisters were a big hit in Europe, but the tour was cut short because of…

The Dandridge Sisters appeared in many films in uncredited cameo roles. It was in 1938 when The Dandridge Sisters secured word at New York’s famed Cotton Club. Dorothy Dandridge, Vivian Dandridge, and Etta Jones were a huge hit at the Cotton Club. They performed with famous acts like the Nicholas Brothers, Cab Calloway, and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson. Their success at the Cotton Club led to a European tour. The Dandridge Sisters were a big hit in Europe, but the tour was cut short because of…

Hi-De-Ho!  Theatrical poster for Cab Calloway and his Cotton Club Orchestra, Harlem, NYC. 1930's.

Hi-De-Ho! Theatrical poster for Cab Calloway and his Cotton Club Orchestra, Harlem, NYC. 1930's.

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