Who was Mae West, and why was Paramount struggling?

Mae West in 1933 (PBS American Masters, https://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/mae-west-biographical-timeline/14486/)

Going West

A forgotten piece of history, the first Black only owned record label

Black Swan Records record sleeve, (https://78records.wordpress.com/2019/01/07/harry-pace-w-e-b-du-bois-and-black-swan-records-the-authoritative-history/)


A poem.


Victoria Woodhull for President, Frederick Douglass for Vice-President

Victoria Woodhull (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2035974347/the-coming-woman-feature-documentary)

The Beginnings of Her Career


How JFK’s father failed to enter the White House

John F. Kennedy with his father, Joe P. Kennedy Sr. in 1945 (John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum archives)

A brief history of the 1960s Soviet cultural ‘Thaw’

Poster for the 1966 film ’25 Baku Commissars’ (The Guardian, 2018)

Soviet Cinema

A brief history of the brief Nazi government that continued after Hitler’s death.

Karl Donitz and Adolf Hitler (https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/nazi-germanys-leader-admiral-karl-donitz)

Karl Donitz

A turning point for the actress’s career

Publicity still of Bette Davis in 1937, the year after her trial against Warner Brothers (Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-bette-davis-19891008-story.html)

Jack Patrick

MA Public History and Heritage and BA (Hons) History graduate, with a love for writing and learning.

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