12019-03-12T23:58:46+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a1282413plainpublished2019-09-30T23:07:25+00:00Production Editor7a3dce28be212b1ba5b4a7a50f3d6a8d76b58c74“‘Sweet ’n Hot’ Reveals Promise in Mayan Debut,” Los Angeles Times, January 27, 1944.
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12019-03-12T23:56:33+00:00February 7, 19445gallerypublished2019-08-20T17:40:16+00:00On February 7, 1944, the Los Angeles Tribune ran an advertisement for “Sweet ’n’ Hot,” an “All Star Colored Musical Revue” at the Mayan Theatre. In addition to comedian and emcee Leonard Reed, Edith Wilson, duo Miller and Lee, and dancers Archie Savage, Anise Boyer, and Marie Bryant, the revue included a twenty-one year-old Dorothy Dandridge in one of her first featured roles. In reviewing “Sweet ’n’ Hot,” the Los Angeles Times described Dandridge as “a winsome youngster with considerable on the ball.”65
Thanks to David Romine for sharing these Los Angeles Tribune clippings and suggesting this topic for today’s post.