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Lew Leslie’s Blackbirds (1930)

Adelaide Hall In Blackbirds, 1928

Eubie Blake (Music)

22 October – December, 1930

The idea of impresario Lew Leslie, who planned to build the show around Florence Mills in New York City after her success in the hit 1926 show Blackbirds in London. Mills died of appendicitis in 1927 before rehearsals for the new show had started and Adelaide Hall was enlisted to replace her. Blackbirds of 1928 started its life as a floorshow at Les Ambassadeurs Club on 57th Street, New York with songs written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields. (Source: Wikipedia)

The show was comprised of various live acts including musical and comedic numbers.

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