- History, Culture, and Minorities
JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana
A documentary film by Leslie Cunningham
Step Right Up, Folks! The last of the remaining great troupers are finally telling their stories about The Harlem in Havana Revue, one of America’s most successful traveling girl shows that broke carnival records from the U.S. to Western Canada, birthed music icons Rufus Thomas, Fontella Bass and Mercedes Valdés, and significantly impacted Black and Latin entertainment during the era of Jim Crow. Also unearthed is the legend of one of Tampa’s most beloved showmen, Leon Claxton, the award winning road show producer who left an extraordinary entertainment legacy despite the insurmountable odds against him and his dreams. Read more at jigshow.com.
- Running time
- 1, 43 or 43 minutes
- Leslie Cunningham ... Producer/Director
- Prod. Co.
- TRIBES Entertainment
- Years of Production
- Tampa, Florida; Knoxville, Tennessee; Durham, North Carolina; San Diego, CA
- Release year
- Seeking U.S. and international festivals
- Seeking educational and international distribution partners
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