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Title Bricktop's Paris : African American women in Paris between the two world wars / T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting.
Author Sharpley-Whiting, T. Denean, author.
Publication Albany : State University of New York Press, [2015]
Description xv, 377 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm
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Call # 305.48896 S
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-372) and index.
Summary Tells the fascinating story of African American women who traveled to France to seek freedom of expression. During the Jazz Age, France became a place where an African American woman could realize personal freedom and creativity, in narrative or in performance, in clay or on canvas, in life and in love. These women were participants in the life of the American expatriate colony, which included F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and Cole Porter, and they commingled with bohemian avant-garde writers and artists like Picasso, Breton, Colette, and Matisse. Bricktop’s Paris introduces the reader to twenty-five of these women and the city they encountered. Following this nonfiction account, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting provides a fictionalized autobiography of Ada “Bricktop” Smith, which brings the players from the world of nonfiction into a Paris whose elegance masks a thriving underworld.--Publisher website.
Contents The other Americans, 1919-1939 -- Les Dames, grand and small, of Montmartre : the Paris of Bricktop -- The Gotham-Montparnasse exchange -- Women of the Petit Boulevard : the artist's haven -- Black Paris : cultural politics and prose -- "Homeward tug at a poet's heart" : the return -- Appendix: "Negro Dance," Opus 25, No. 1 / Nora Douglas Holt -- Gained in translation? / Alice Randall -- History's marginalia, autofictional mysteries, and a fondness for matters French / T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting -- The autobiography of Ada "Bricktop" Smith, or Miss Baker regrets / Ada "Bricktop" Smith and T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting.
Subject African American women -- France -- Paris -- History -- 20th century.
Bricktop, 1894-1984.
African American women -- France -- Paris -- Biography.
Women entertainers -- France -- Paris -- Biography.
Nightclubs -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Paris (France) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Americans -- France -- Paris -- History -- 20th century.
Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Montmartre (Paris, France) -- Biography.
Bricktop, 1894-1984. (OCoLC)fst01456500
African American women. (OCoLC)fst00799438
Americans. (OCoLC)fst00807488
Intellectual life. (OCoLC)fst00975769
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Nightclubs. (OCoLC)fst01037674
Women entertainers. (OCoLC)fst01177638
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
France -- Paris. (OCoLC)fst01205283
France -- Paris -- Montmartre. (OCoLC)fst01714344
1900-1999
Genre Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Title African American women in Paris between the two world wars
ISBN 1438455011 (hardcover)
9781438455013 (hardcover)
1438455003 :
9781438455006 :
9781438455020
1 hold on first copy returned of 1 copy

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