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Burlesque in Harlem (1954)

A filming of a burlesque act in 1954 Harlem, complete with singers, baggy-pants comics and "exotic" dancers.


William Alexander

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Credited cast:
Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham ... Himself - Comedian (as David 'Pigmeat' Markham)
Dick Barrow Dick Barrow ... Himself / MC
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jo Jo Adams Jo Jo Adams ... Himself
Gertrude 'Baby' Banks Gertrude 'Baby' Banks ... Herself
Princess D'Orsey Princess D'Orsey ... Herself
Rose Marie Foster Rose Marie Foster ... Herself (Taylorette)
Marion L. Greene Marion L. Greene ... Herself (Taylorette)
Adella Gross Adella Gross ... Herself (Taylorette)
Vivian Harris Vivian Harris ... Herself
Gloria Howard Gloria Howard ... Herself - 'The Atomic Bomb'
Mabel Hunter Mabel Hunter ... Herself
Hucklebuck Jones Hucklebuck Jones ... Himself
Ezella Lester Ezella Lester ... Herself (Taylorette)
Dorothy McCarty Dorothy McCarty ... Herself (Taylorette)
Luella Owens Luella Owens ... Herself


A filming of a burlesque act in 1954 Harlem, complete with singers, baggy-pants comics and "exotic" dancers.

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I highly enjoyed this rarity, Burlesque in Harlem
11 February 2014 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched this on the same DVD that also has Paradise in Harlem. It's emceed by one Dick Barrow who also sings a couple of songs. Among the other acts: The Taylorettes-a female dance troupe, dancer Gloria Howard-"The Atomic Bomb", singer Jo Jo Adams-"Huckabuck Jones" or "Doctor Jo Jo", dancer Gertrude "Baby" Banks who does a nice number to a Duke Ellington arrangement of Cole Porter's "Night & Day", singer-comedienne Mabel Hunter who gets 3 sets, a sketch called "Love Making Bureau" featuring Pigmeat Markham, Vivian Harris-sis of Edna Mae who I just watched in Paradise in Harlem, and George Wilshire, dancer Princess D'Orsey, tap dancers "Slip & Slide", dancer Tarza Young who really aroused me when she performed, and singer-dancer Louella Owens who provided her own funny dance routine. The filming is a bit static with the single shot of The Taylorettes in wide form but despite that I highly enjoyed this. So that's a recommendation of Burlesque in Harlem.

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