[Original London Pavilion Program for:] CHARLES B. COCHRAN PRESENTS FLORENCE MILLS IN LEW LESLIE'S 2ND EDITION OF "BLACK BIRDS" [wrapper title]
by [Blackbird Revue]
London: The Magazine Programme, 1926. Stapled self-wrappers. Black and white advertising text and illustrations. Diagonal crease to lower forecorner of top leaf, else about fine. A programme associated with a very early London tour of the original Blackbirds, produced by Lew Leslie and starring Florence Mills, who was introduced by her jumping out of a birthday cake. Mills performed with the Famous Plantation Orchestra, The Three Eddies, Aida Ward, Tillie Meadows, and Johnny Hudgins (who was billed as a "dancing sensation"), and "An All Star Cast of Colored Artists." This show introduced the popular dance "The Black Bottom" to London audiences as performed at "A Hotsy Totsy Cabaret in Harlem." The show opened at the London Pavilion on 11 September 1926 for 279 performances before moving to Paris and then on to New York where it morphed into "Blackbirds of 1928." Florence Mills left the show after London in 1927 due to an illness from which she did not recover. Adelaide Hall replaced Mills, and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson replaced Johnny Hudgins in the New York show. Later generations of the Blackbird Review and the Blackbirds continued well into the 1950s. (Inventory #: WRCLIT74454)
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