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The Resource Bright boulevards, bold dreams : the story of Black Hollywood, Donald Bogle

Bright boulevards, bold dreams : the story of Black Hollywood, Donald Bogle

Label
Bright boulevards, bold dreams : the story of Black Hollywood
Title
Bright boulevards, bold dreams
Title remainder
the story of Black Hollywood
Statement of responsibility
Donald Bogle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Bright Boulevards, Bold Dreams, Donald Bogle tells - for the first time - the story of a place both mythic and real: Black Hollywood. Spanning sixty years, this entertaining history uncovers the audacious manner in which many blacks made a place for themselves in an industry that originally had no place for them." "Through interviews and the personal recollections of Hollywood luminaries, Bogle pieces together a remarkable history that remains largely obscure to this day. We discover that Black Hollywood was a place distinct from the studio-system-dominated Tinseltown - a world unto itself, with unique rules and social hierarchy. It had its own talent scouts and media, its own watering holes, elegant hotels, and fashionable nightspots, and of course its own glamorous and brilliant personalities." "Along with famous actors including Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Hattie McDaniel (whose home was among Hollywood's most exquisite), and, later, the stunningly beautiful Lena Horne and the fabulously gifted Sammy Davis, Jr., we meet the likes of heartthrob James Edwards, whose promising career was derailed by whispers of an affair with a blond MGM star, and the mysterious Madame Sul-Te-Wan, who shared a close lifelong friendship with pioneering director D. W. Griffith. But Bogle also looks at other members of the black community - from the white stars' black servants, who had their own money and prestige, to gossip columnists, hairstylists, and architects - and at the world that grew up around them along Central Avenue, the Harlem of the West."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
collective biography
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185262
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bogle, Donald
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8/092396073
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • African Americans in motion pictures
  • African American motion picture actors and actresses
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of Black Hollywood
Label
Bright boulevards, bold dreams : the story of Black Hollywood, Donald Bogle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [383]-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 411 pages
Isbn
9780345454188
Lccn
2004054781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm55797844
  • OCoLC
Label
Bright boulevards, bold dreams : the story of Black Hollywood, Donald Bogle
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [383]-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 411 pages
Isbn
9780345454188
Lccn
2004054781
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm55797844
  • OCoLC

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