early 20th Century

from His Eye Is On the Sparrow, page 156:

As a headliner I had to buy plenty of expensive clothes and I got a lot of bites from my family and many luckless professional friends. I always liked to help people, feeling that, after all, it was God who brought me the good money and that He would be pleased if I spread it around. The colored theaters had recently been organized into the T.O.B.A. (Theater Owners Booking Association). Milton Starr, a Nashville theater owner, was president, and Charlie Turpin, who ran a theater in St. Louis, was vice-president. I really dressed in beautiful gowns for that act of ours. For my closing …   more >>
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Charles Samuels and Ethel Waters, His Eye Is On the Sparrow (1950), p. 156. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1429789125858 accessed: 18 May, 2022

Listening to

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Shake That Thing performed by Ethel Waters

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Gill on Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:38:46 +0100
Approved on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 20:20:55 +0100