Bandanna Land (1908). Musical comedy. Music by Will Marion Cook. Book by Jesse A. Shipp and Alex Rogers. Lyrics by Jesse A. Shipp and Alex Rogers. Featuring "Somewhere" by Joe Jordan and Frank H. Williams. Featuring "Late Hours" by David Kempner and Bert Williams
. Featuring "It's Hard to Love Somebody" by Cecil Mack
and Chris ...
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It was not until I was able to see myself as another person that my sense of humor developed. For I do not believe there is any such thing as innate humor. It has to be developed by hard work and study, just as every other human quality.
In 1915 the American Muroscope and Biograph Company in an unprecedented move gave Bert Williams the authority to produce, write, direct, and star in two Biograph films, A Natural Born Gambler
(1916), and Fish
(1916), making him the first Black-American to have full control and produce his own films for a general audience. No other film company at that time had done such a thing.
Theme song: "Nobody"