Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Headscratcher

I wonder if Al Jolson ever took a walk home through Harlem while wearing his makeup. I'm sure some interesting conversations would ensue.

4 comments:

Jane said...

I think more than conversations would ensue!

susan said...

Perhaps he could be singing 'Brother Can You Spare a Dime?'.

He was actually very well known for promoting equality in the NY theaters from what I've read and also popularized black music among white people. Interesting times.

Ben said...

Jane,
Well, "conversations" in a loose definition.

Susan,
Well, people tend to remember/learn the past in its broadest strokes, as is bound to happen. It is interesting to go back and find the nuances, though.

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