3/25/19 O&A NYC HOLLYWOOD MONDAY: Sepia Cinderella (1947)

Sepia Cinderella (1947) is the second in a series of films produced by Jack Goldberg and Arthur Leonard, made primarily for the 684 theatres (in 1947) that catered exclusively to Black audiences that were kept out, or placed in a special balcony section, in most of the theatres in segregated America.

Plot concerns a struggling band leader’s rise to fame after overcoming many obstacles, including a bad-girl vs. good-girl situation. … Freddie Bartholomew makes a guest-cameo appearnce at the night club, and was featured in the ads and posters for the film…. Tondaleyo (the “bad girl”) dances, and musical numbers feature Deek Watson and his Brown Dots, Walter Fuller’s orchestra, John Kirby’s band and Ruble Blakey, former soloist with Lionel Hampton. – Summary by Les Adams.

Sepia Cinderella (1947)

 

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