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Hughes, Langston & Milton Meltzer, Black Magic: A Pictorial History of the Negro in American Entertainment, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentiss-Hall, Inc., 1967, first edition, 4to (8.5" x 11"), HB in dj, red cloth bds w/ titles black cloth spine, VG+ / VG. Fading at bd edges, extremities lightly bumped. Some rubbing & edgewear to dj, white rear flap is darkening, price-clipped.

375 pp, profuse b/w illustration. Index. Dedicated to Langston Hughes, who died before this, his last book, was published. Story of African-American musicians, artists, & performers, from the slave voyages to the 1960s. This comprehensive survey recounts the achievements of people well known today, such as: Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis, & Bessie Smith -- but also covers many entertainers that are lesser known. Hirschfeld sketches, beautiful portraits and stills, reproductions of advertisements and theatre posters. An exhaustive history.    [Book ID # 1694]

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