Ethel Waters singing Heat Wave in "As Thousands Cheer.
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989 Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964.
New York 1933 Sept 16
1 photographic print b&w 25.3 x 20.3 cm.
Stamped verso: "Photograph by Carl Van Vechten. / Cannot be reproduced without permission.
Remembered primarily as a blues singer, Ethel Waters was a multi-faceted performer with many stage, radio, film and television credits. She was the first African American performer to be nominated for an Academy Award and an Emmy.
African American actresses African American entertainers African American women jazz singers African American women singers Blues (Music) Harlem Renaissance Musicals
Waters, Ethel, 1896-1977
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Photographs by Carl Van Vechten are used with permission of the Van Vechten Trust; permission of the Trust is required to publish Van Vechten photographs in any format. To learn more, contact the Curator, Yale Collection of American Literature.
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
Photographs of Blacks
Photographer's number: XVIII o 7
JWJ Van Vechten
Yale Collection of American Literature
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