Study of the black community in Hollywood during the first six decades of the 20th century. Drawing on personal interviews as well as ephemera and old photographs, the author explores the place of black actors and actresses within the social circles of Hollywood, as well as the careers and experiences of black servants, gossip columnists, hairdressers etc, and chronicles the development of a black community centred on Central Avenue, 'the Harlem of the West.'

Item number 78799
Category Book
Type Race and Media
Language English
Country of origin USA
Related people Donald Bogle (Author)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection