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Lena Horne and actress Mae Johnson on the opening night of Two in a Bed at the Musart Theatre, Los Angeles, 1946
Date Created and/or Issued
February 27, 1946
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Walter L. Gordon, Jr./William C. Beverly, Jr. Collection
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This event was covered in the article, by Wendell Green "'Two in a bed' smash hit; set for long run: spicy boudoir farce hilarious laff hit ," Los Angeles Sentinel, 28 Feb.: 1946: 18.
Crowd behind the Musart Theatre (1320 S. Figueroa) on the opening night of Two in a Bed, staring Louise Beavers and Mae Johnson. Lena Horne is standing in the center of the photo in a light-colored fur coat. The man standing behind her (facing forward with mustache) is Lee Gaines. To the right of Ms. Horne is actress Mae Johnson (back to the camera). Behind Mae Johnson is Jimmy Mundy (dresed in top hat). Leonard Reed is standing in the foreground to the far right. The woman in the foreground on the far left was identified as Spurlock (first name unknown).
All information concerning the content and description of the image was provided by Walter Gordon.

Collection 1867 Box 2 Folder 2
No linguistic content
African American singers--California--Los Angeles
Gaines, Lee, 1914-1987
Horne, Lena
Mundy, Jimmy
Reed, Leonard
Johnson, Mae, 1916-1999
Walter L. Gordon, Jr./William C. Beverly, Jr. Collection

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