Stage Door Canteen; Dunham Dancers
Mildred E. Hatry
Katherine Dunham founded America’s first African American dance company, which was active from the 1930s through the 1950s. Dunham and her company performed in numerous successful productions, including Cabin in the Sky on Broadway (1940) and the Hollywood musical Stormy Weather (1943). The Stage Door Canteen was a Times Square nightclub that inspired a Hollywood film, featuring Dunham, Ethel Merman, and other star performers of the day.
Carbon bromide print
Sheet and image: 10 9/16 × 13 1/16 in. (26.8 × 33.2 cm)
frame: 17 × 22 7/8 × 1 3/4 in. (43.2 × 58.1 × 4.4 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Mrs. Harry Hatry
This item is not on view
Mildred E. Hatry (American, 1893-1973). Stage Door Canteen; Dunham Dancers, November 1943. Carbon bromide print, Sheet and image: 10 9/16 × 13 1/16 in. (26.8 × 33.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Harry Hatry, 55.187.7. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 55.187.7.jpg)
overall, 55.187.7.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2003
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