Hot Chocolates

  • Theresa Bernstein, Hot Chocolates, ca. 1919-1928, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Girard Jackson, 1998.128

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Theresa Bernstein often painted urban scenes and everyday people at play throughout the 1920s, finding inspiration in New York’s music venues. The Hot Chocolates jazz revue started in a Harlem nightclub, Connie’s Inn, and then moved to Broadway’s Hudson Theatre. Over the course of its production, Hot Chocolates featured notable jazz performers Fats Waller, Edith Wilson, Cab Calloway, and Louis Armstrong in his Broadway debut.
Title
Hot Chocolates
Artists
Date
ca. 1919-1928
On View
Dimensions
30 1/4 x 40 in. (76.8 x 101.6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Girard Jackson

Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Ethnic – African-American
  • Performing arts – theater – performer
  • Recreation – theater
  • Architecture Interior – civic – theater
Object Number
1998.128
Palette
Linked Open Data
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