The African American Theatre Directory, 1816-1960: A Comprehensive Guide to Early Black Theatre Organizations, Companies, Theatres, and Performing Groups

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PAINE COLLEGE PLAYERS.SeeAppendix B(6)II.

PALACE THEATRE. Several black-oriented theatres used this name, 1900/ 1920s. W. J. Stiles's 1 New Palace Th. opened in Savannah, GA, in 1902, managed by * Lew Payton. The opening bill featured Rastus [sic], Dave Bolden, Billie Jones, Uncle Billy, Miss Richardson, George Jenkins, and Prof. Buffalo ( musical dir.). The 2 Palace Th., Houston, TX, located on Milan St., was owned by blacks. The 3 Palace Th., Tampa, FL, and the 4 Palace Th., Augusta, GA, were both owned by whites and were originally on the SOUTHERN CONSOLIDATED CIRCUIT, 1916-21. The 5 Palace Th., Memphis, TN, owned by A. Barrasso, was one of the theatres on both the old and the reorganized TOBA CIRCUITS, 1907-1920s. The Boisy De Legge Co. played there in 1926. The 6 Palace Th., Norfolk, VA, was on the reorganized TOBA Circuit, 1920s.

PALM GARDEN THEATRE.SeeAppendix AII.

PANAMA AMUSEMENT COMPANY , Chicago, IL. Prodn. company, 1920. Prod. two touring musical shows starring * Shelton Brooks, and for which he also wrote and dir. the music: September Morn (about the theft of a famous painting) and Canary Cottage (about the romantic affairs of a fickle blackface lover). The company also included Billy Moss, Ollie Powers (blackface comedian), * Evelyn Preer ( actress), * Alberta Hunter ( singer), * Margaret Lee ( singer- actress), * Birleanna Blanks ( singer-actress), and Charles Shelton ( juvenile).

PARADISE THEATRE.SeeAppendix AII.

PARKIS' COLORED COLORED MINSTRELS.SeeCOLORED MINSTRELS.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Notes xv
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Preface xxi
  • Abbreviations xxiii
  • SYMBOLS xxvii
  • A 3
  • B 26
  • C 38
  • D 54
  • E 63
  • F 69
  • G 77
  • H 85
  • I 104
  • J 106
  • K 110
  • L 116
  • M 131
  • N 142
  • O 157
  • P 161
  • Q-R 171
  • S 179
  • T 191
  • U-V 197
  • W-Y 200
  • Appendix A BLACK-ORIENTED AND BLACK­ CONTROLLED THEATRES, HALLS, AND PERFORMANCE SPACES 207
  • Appendix B CLASSIFICATION OF BLACK THEATRE ORGANIZATIONS, COMPANIES, AND PERFORMING GROUPS BY TYPE 215
  • INFORMATION SOURCES 239
  • INDEX OF NAMES 247
  • INDEX OF BLACK THEATRICAL ORGANIZATIONS AND THEATRES 271
  • INDEX OF SHOW TITLES 289
  • CONTRIBUTORS AND RESEARCH CONSULTANTS 299
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