Who was Mae West, and why was Paramount struggling?

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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

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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/)

Beginnings


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(https://www.freeimages.com/photo/black-forest-1191315)



Victoria Woodhull for President, Frederick Douglass for Vice-President

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

The Beginnings of Her Career


History

How JFK’s father failed to enter the White House

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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’

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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.

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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

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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)

About

Jack Patrick

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

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