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102 y/o Dancer Sees Herself on Film for the First Time
Alice Barker was a chorus line dancer during the Harlem Renaissance of the the 1930s and 40s. She danced at clubs such as The Apollo, Cotton Club, The Zanzibar Club, and on Broadway—with legends including Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Although she danced in numerous movies, commercials and TV shows, she had never seen any of them, and all of her photographs and memorabilia had been lost over the years. After years of searching we found three "Soundies" Alice appeared in and were finally able to show them to her — she had never seen herself in motion in her life! Alice passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016. She spent the last day of her life in good spirits, enjoying listening to music and having her mail read to her. Thank you to all the thousands of fans who sent in cards, flowers, and art. You truly gave her deep joy and meaning in the last years of her life! You can learn more about Alice at the little website we've set up for her: http://www.alicebarkernotbaker.com/ All of Alice's films from this video are collected here: https://youtu.be/rpg5D0AAA2w For more info about the dancers of the Harlem Renaissance, we recommend the lovely documentary "Been Rich All My Life" —several of the women in the film danced with Alice back in the day! A little more about the who's who here: "We" are friends of Alice who searched for the films and made this video. I'm David Shuff, a volunteer who visits the home with my therapy dog Katie, and have known Alice for 8 years. The woman in the video is Gail Campbell, a recreation therapist (and an amazing one at that!). She never gave up on finding Alice's films, and uncovered the first piece of the puzzle that lead to us finding them — which was Alicia Thompson; a historian of black female performers who had been looking for Alice for years (her site is http://forclassicmovieloversonly.trip... and her YouTube channel is "MusicandDancing4Ever"). She told us that Alice was in films called 'soundies'. Using that clue I found jazz historian Mark Cantor of http://jazz-on-film.com and he was able to send us three of Alice's soundies from his collection. Shortly afterwards Alicia got us a few more films. This video was filmed on cellphones (and almost as an afterthought!) by my friends Darin Tatum and Tom Hunt.





The 40 Most Beautiful Actresses Pre-1960 (my preferences)
COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER: I do not own any of the material used in this video. All material belongs to their respective owners. Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use", including non-profit, educational or personal. This is purely a fan video. No copyright infringement intended. This list is based on the actresses whom I think are the most beautiful. Other attributes like elegance, glamour, personality, iconic status, and talent were not considered. It's all about the face for this video. This is my preference only. Constructive criticism is welcome - insults and rudeness are not. The music is 'The End/ Play-off' from Lawrence of Arabia, composed by Maurice Jarre.





Flappers - The Roaring Twenties
The 1920's. If you want to create your own flapper dress, visit this website. http://tiny.cc/flappy





Berlin 1900 in colour!!!!
this is a video showing berlin, the german capital around the year 1900, although the last scenes are from 1914. ENJOY! P.S I´m sick of repeating it time after time, so here is the following: i just wanted to keep the title as short as possible, so i didn´t want to write " Berlin and germany in the years of 1890-1920" . therfore, i chose the year 1900 to give the viewer a general idea of about what year the footage he is watching is from. So yes, some scenes are from munich,(2) although the very most, 98% or so is indeed Berlin footage. If you own some of that footage or and want credit for it or want it removed, please send me a message and I will delete it immidiatley! Thank you.




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