Documenting the American South


Going to the Show

Bijou - Ad - midnight show, racial policy

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Title Bijou - Ad - midnight show, racial policy
Date 9/7/1937
Item Type Newspaper (advertisement)
Publication Wilmington News Dispatch
Description Ad for "The Big Apple Revue" "presented by 14 dancers (all colored troupe) who originated the sensational dance at Columbia, S.C. Not professional dance troupe but the originators of this craze presenting it as it should be danced" also on bill are two color cartoons and three musical shorts starring orchestras of Cab Calloway, Clyde McCoy, and Jimmy Lunceford. Tonight 11:45 "white patrons only," 11:15, "colored patrons only" 25 cents for each show.
Notes Rare instance of a black subject running at the Bijou with separate accommodations being made for white and black audiences.
Associated Venues Bijou
Associated Persons
Associated Organizations
Repository Reaves Collection
Courtesy New Hanover Public Library