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Author Sharpley-Whiting, T. Denean,
Title Bricktop's Paris : African American women in Paris between the two World Wars / T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting.
Imprint Albany : SUNY Press, State University of New York Press, [2015]

Author Sharpley-Whiting, T. Denean,
Subject Bricktop, 1894-1984.
African American women -- France -- Paris -- History -- 20th century.
African American women -- France -- Paris -- Biography.
Women entertainers -- France -- Paris -- Biography.
Nightclubs -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Americans -- France -- Paris -- History -- 20th century.
Paris (France) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Montmartre (Paris, France) -- Biography.
Add Title African American women in Paris between the two World Wars
Description 1 online resource (xv, 377 pages) : illustrations, color map, portraits
French teachers lcdgt
University and college faculty members lcdgt
African Americans lcdgt
Women lcdgt
Tennesseans lcdgt
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents The other Americans, 1919-1939 -- Les Dames, grand and small, of Montmartre : the Paris of Bricktop -- The Gotham-Montparnasse exchange -- Women of the Petit Boulevard : the artist's haven -- Black Paris : cultural politics and prose -- "Homeward tug at a poet's heart" : the return -- Appendix: "Negro Dance," Opus 25, No. 1 / Nora Douglas Holt -- Gained in translation? / Alice Randall -- History's marginalia, autofictional mysteries, and a fondness for matters French / T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting -- The autobiography of Ada "Bricktop" Smith, or Miss Baker regrets / Ada "Bricktop" Smith and T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting.
Summary Tells the fascinating story of African American women who traveled to France to seek freedom of expression. During the Jazz Age, France became a place where an African American woman could realize personal freedom and creativity, in narrative or in performance, in clay or on canvas, in life and in love. These women were participants in the life of the American expatriate colony, which included F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and Cole Porter, and they commingled with bohemian avant-garde writers and artists like Picasso, Breton, Colette, and Matisse. Bricktop's Paris introduces the reader to twenty-five of these women and the city they encountered. Following this nonfiction account, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting provides a fictionalized autobiography of Ada "Bricktop" Smith, which brings the players from the world of nonfiction into a Paris whose elegance masks a thriving underworld.--Publisher website.
ISBN 9781438455020 (electronic bk.)
143845502X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 903245906
Additional Format Print version: Sharpley-Whiting, T. Denean. Bricktop's Paris 9781438455013 (DLC) 2014010396 (OCoLC)889666307.

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