Florence Mills


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Florence Mills

Born: Florence Winfrey January 25,1896, Washington D.C.

Died: November 1, 1927 New York City

Vaudeville, Blues, Blues Singer, Jazz, Jazz Singer, Dancer, Cabaret Singer, Comedian

10’s, 20’s

Queen of Happiness,  Harlem’s Little Blackbird

The Mills Sisters, The Panama Trio

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The Panama Trio w Cora Green and Bricktop 1916-1917 http://www.florencemills.com/

http://www.florencemills.com/dancer.htm

http://www.florencemills.com/singer.htm

Discography:

List of Shows:

http://www.florencemills.com/music_and_shows.htm

Street Swing:

http://www.streetswing.com/histmai2/d2flomills.htm

Videos:

Footage Of Florence Dancing?:

Footage of her Sister Maude:

Duke Ellington’s Black Beauty – Written for Florence:

Art Villa:

http://www.artvilla.com/florence-mills-women-jazz-musicians/

Shelf 3D:

http://shelf3d.com/kUF5pgO8jzU#03 I Am Craving for That Kind of Love (from SHUFFLE ALONG)

Anoomi:

http://www.anoomi.com/index.php?ytq=florence+mills&action=search

W.E.A.L.L.B.E. – Doc about Florence

Brief Doc:

Archive:

New York Public Library:

http://archives.nypl.org/scm/20856#detailed

Archive Grid:

http://184.168.105.185/archivegrid/collection/data/24936610

Books:

Bill Egan, Florence Mills: Harlem Jazz Queen (Scarecrow Press, 2006). ISBN 0-8108-5

http://books.google.com/books/about/Florence_Mills.html?id=n3IRgH2wLcwC

http://books.google.com/books?id=n3IRgH2wLcwC&pg=PA243&lpg=PA243&dq=florence+mills&source=bl&ots=jc_qiiROky&sig=lgfgduGl0wRFbEHQ36ex6g3K6h0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=SRJ5U6XsF4buoASToYH4CA&ved=0CCgQ6AEwADgU#v=onepage&q=florence%20mills&f=false

http://www.florencemills.com/book.htm

Blackbird of Broadway:

http://getebook.org/?p=141529

Baby Flo:

http://www.leeandlow.com/books/438/hc/baby_flo_florence_mills_lights_up_the_stage

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13633240-baby-flo

http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-60060-410-2

http://blog.wrappedinfoil.com/2012/08/baby-flo-florence-mills-lights-up-the-stage/

http://www.abbythelibrarian.com/2012/12/two-about-florence-baby-flo-harlems.html

Harlem’s Little Blackbird:

http://girlsofsummerlist.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/harlems-little-blackbird-the-story-of-florence-mills/

http://www.capitolchoices.org/harlems_little_blackbird

http://readinginaction.org/bookcasts/harlem%E2%80%99s-little-blackbird-story-florence-mills

http://wakingbraincells.com/tag/florence-mills/

https://www.literatureplace.com/Books/Harlem’s+Little+Blackbird++The+Story+of+Florence+Mills/

March 2013Volume 17Issue 1pp 7-21:

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http://www.researchgate.net/publication/257770470_Respectable_Vamp_A_Black_Feminist_Analysis_of_Florence_Mills_Career_in_Early_Vaudeville_Theater

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12111-012-9216-3

Adair, Z. R. (2010). Negotiating spectacle: Florence Mills, Josephine Baker & Adelaide Hall : transnational black women’s expressive culture, 1920-1935.

Florence has sections in:

1931 – Brown America: The Negro A New Race

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$ 1971 – Notable American Women

$ 1994 – Black Women in America

$ Notable Black American Women

$ Notable Black American Women III

Florence in Literature:

http://aamr.alexanderstreet.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/search/florence%20mills

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135 Journal Articles that mention Florence:

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Bios:

Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Mills

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Mills_House

All About Jazz:

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/florence-mills-harlem-jazz-queen-by-florence-wetzel.php#.U3Uc161dXlM

From Website:

http://www.florencemills.com/biography.htm

Bio:

http://www.biography.com/people/florence-mills-9408946#awesm=~oEmBWezFgNnr4W

African American Registry:

http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/florence-mills-harlems-blackbird

Pan-African News Wire:

http://panafricannews.blogspot.com/2007/10/florence-mills-1896-1927-harlem-jazz.html

The Black Renaissance:

http://029c28c.netsolhost.com/blkren/bios/millsf.html

National Park Service Page on Her House:

http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/pwwmh/ny24.htm

All Music:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/florence-mills-mn0001009289

Music Brainz:

http://musicbrainz.org/artist/11b0f0b6-c23c-4ecb-b327-2dbe99924e3b

Squidoo:

http://www.squidoo.com/florencemills

Internet Archive:

https://archive.org/details/RecordResearch80

National Portrait Gallery:

http://www.npg.org.uk/learning/digital/history/abolition-of-slavery/florence-mills.php

http://face2face.si.edu/my_weblog/2008/07/the-forgotten-fame-of-florence-mills.htmlNNDB:

http://www.nndb.com/people/164/000179624/

Answers:

http://www.answers.com/topic/florence-mills

Entertainment Scene 360:

http://www.entertainmentscene360.com/index.php/biographies-florence-mills-31135/

Britannica:

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/703763/Florence-Mills

Around the Web:

Chicken Bones:

http://www.nathanielturner.com/florencemills.htm

The Black Past:

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/mills-florence-1896-1927

Drop Me Off in Harlem:

http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/interactives/harlem/faces/florence_mills.html

Living Libraries and (Dead) Languages:

http://nelabligh.com/2013/02/06/wednesdays-wise-woman-florence-mills/

Fem Central:

http://jenniferlshelton.com/2013/01/25/16682/

Travalanche:

http://travsd.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/stars-of-vaudeville-109-florence-mills/

Songbook:

http://songbook1.wordpress.com/pp/fx/african-american-musical-theater-1896-1926/florence-mills-photo-gallery/

Welcome to Harlem:

http://www.welcometoharlem.com/florence_mills

The Proverbial:

http://theproverbial.org/tag/florence-mills/

Riotsquirrrl:

Big Site of Amazing Facts:

http://www.bigsiteofamazingfacts.com/who-was-florence-mills-and-what-was-florence-mills-trademark-song/

Xazina:

http://history.xazina.com/florence-mills-funeral-november-6-1927-on-137th-st-between-lenox-7th-ave-in-harlem-ny-allegedly-over-150000-people-came-out-to-pay-their-respects-995×716/

Music and Musings:

http://beautifulmind1.wordpress.com/2011/03/12/never-forgotten-florence-mills/

Brown Sugar:

http://brownsugar80.blogspot.com/search/label/Florence%20Mills

Princess 8:

http://princes8.myweb.uga.edu/Flo%20Mills.html

Drop Me Off In Harlem:

http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/interactives/harlem/themes/shufflealong.html

The Black Conversation:

http://theblackconversation.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/florence-mills/

Theatre-Dance:

http://theatre-dance.cahss.ualr.edu/waynesweb/African%20American%20Theatre/Florence.htm

Vintage Black Photos:

Filmvz Portal:

http://www.filmvz.com/florence/florence-mills-and-letumulte-noir.htm

WeAllBe:

http://weallbe.blogspot.com/2006/07/21-questions-with-r2c2h2-author-bill.html

Lipstick Alley:

http://www.lipstickalley.com/showthread.php?t=378515

Don’t Stay Up Too Late:

http://aceterrier.com/?cat=3

Media Diversified:

http://mediadiversified.org/2013/10/04/photo-gallery-black-actors-on-stage-and-screen/florence-mills/

Yehoodi:

http://www.yehoodi.com/comment/176080/happy-birthday-florence-mills/

1920 AD:

http://goldenbirdsings.blogspot.com/2008/02/florence-mills.html

Harlem Renaissance:

http://www.candisbomse.com/studentWork/mcDuffleArlette/city/ACT.HTM

American Vaudeville Museum:

http://www.vaudeville.org/profiles_I_P/index_files/Page384.htm

Hollywood as I Live and Work:

http://www.hollywoodliveandwork.com/2008/02/black-entertainment-history-florence.html

Galli Maufry:

http://www.gallimaufry.org/Archives/archive_harlem.html

V & A:

http://www.vam.ac.uk/users/node/8163

Esoterica:

Village Square:

http://nigeriavillagesquare.com/forum/arts/26740-florence-mills-bessie-dudley.html

Ipernity:

http://www.ipernity.com/doc/285591/32049153

Today in African American History:

http://todayinafricanamericanhistory.com/november-1st-in-african-american-history-florence-mills/

Movie Treasures:

http://www.movietreasures.com/Jazz_Pop/Jazz_Pop2/jazz_pop2.html

Popsike:

http://www.popsike.com/MEGA-RARE-FLORENCE-MILLS-BLACKBIRDS-PICTURE-MAGAZINE/160199539442.html

Jazz Age Club:

http://www.jazzageclub.com/tag/florence-mills/

1921 NYT Article:

New York Times 23 May 1921:20

1922 Defender Article:

Florence Mills Show”, The Chicago Defender (National Edition) August 16, 1922: p. 6, col. 81925

1925 Musical Times Article:

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Afro American Article:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=UxomAAAAIBAJ&sjid=v_0FAAAAIBAJ&pg=4921,1274859&dq=florence+mills&hl=en

1926 Defender Article:

“Paris Wild About Florence“, The Chicago Defender July 24, 1926: p. 7, col 6

1927 Time Article:

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1926/7 NYT Articles:

RESENTS LONDON RADIO BID: Producer Says Florence Mills Is an Artist, Not a Day Laborer.

Florence Mills Would Be Peter Pan.

BLACKBIRDS’ LOSE DRESSES: Paris Manager Locks Up Costumes of Florence Mills’s Troupe.

WALES AT NEGRO REVUE.: Prince Sees “Blackbirds,” Which Features Florence Mills.

MANY SEE “BLACKBIRDS.”: London Critic, Who Goes to Show, Thinks Life in Dixie Exhausting.

Florence Mills Would Be Peter Pan.

Florence Mills Back From Europe.

http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/hnpnewyorktimes/docview/104047601/106414441B8436BPQ/5?accountid=35117

FLORENCE MILLS DIES OF APPENDICITIS HERE: h)0*0*0*iONegro Entertainer Who Returned Recently From Tour Abroad Succumbs to Operation.

FLORENCE MILLS’S ESTATE.: Revue Star, Reputed Wealthy, Left $33,000 in Personal Property.

PARIS PAYS TRIBUTE TO FLORENCE MILLS: Theatrical Circles Mourn Passing of Negress Who Was Popularly Received There.

HONORS FLORENCE MILLS.: Lady Mary Cook Plans London Benefit in Memory of Singer.

A CAREER FOR NEGRO TALENT.

SCORES COLLAPSE AT MILLS FUNERAL: Woman Faints as She Sings Solo “Florence,” Tribute to Negro Actress. BANDSMAN IN CORTEGE DIES Five Thousand Pack Church Built for Half That Number — Comedienne Eulogized by Pastor.

BURY COMEDIENNE TODAY. I I: Chorus of 500 to Sing at Funeral of i Mills, Negro Actress. I Florence

NEGRO ACTORS ORGANIZE.: Form Florence Mills Association in Memory of Actress.

News Shocks London.

FOR MILLS FOUNDATION.: Three Benefits to Be Held for Fund Sponsored by Late Singer.

PARIS PAYS TRIBUTE TO FLORENCE MILLS: Theatrical Circles Mourn Passing of Negress Who Was Popularly Received There.

TO BUILD MAUSOLEUM FOR FLORENCE MILLS: Negro Actors to Raise $20,000 -30,000 Wait to View Body of the Comedienne.

1960 Pittsburgh Courier Article:

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1995 New Amsterdam News Article:

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1999 Ebony Article:

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2001 Savoy Article:

http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.sfpl.org/ethnicnewswatch/docview/231103896/36589BDF573F4A5CPQ/93?accountid=35117

2005 New York Daily News Article:

http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/bye-bye-blackbird-buring-florence-mills-1927-article-1.652842

2005 Choice Article:

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2007 New Amsterdam News Article:

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2012 Skanner Article:

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2014 Journal of Southern History Article:

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2014 New York Media Article:

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Tumblr:

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/florence-mills

IMBd:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3397722/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

IBDB:

http://ibdb.com/person.php?id=53152

Digital Harlem Blog:

http://digitalharlemblog.wordpress.com/tag/florence-mills/

Find a Grave:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=2673

Songs:

Songs From Blackbirds of 1926:

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