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Nina May McKinney - shoulder bag

Nina May McKinney - shoulder bag

Regular price $ 230.00 USD
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Mauve and black embossed leather snakeskin shoulder bag , great for a tall or short woman. Measuring  13" X 21" and fully lined with 2 interior leather pockets and a exterior pocket on the back (great for a cell phone). The skin is awesome to feel the real deal of leather. Great for carrying everywhere and always complimenting your wardrobe. 

“Hallelujah” was a musical drama from an important white director, King Vidor, and McKinney would soon be called the first black movie star. After the film’s release in 1929, The Daily News of New York hailed her as “an honest-to-goodness screen star — the first colored girl to attain this distinction.” Some referred to her as the black Clara Bow. When African-American newspaper headlines called her only Nina Mae, everyone knew whom they meant.

MGM gave her a five-year contract, then seemed to realize there were no leading movie roles for black women in the 1930s.

Lamenting what he feared would be her fate, Richard Watts of The New York Herald Tribune wrote that her “exile from the cinema is the result entirely of narrow and intolerant racial matters.” It was 1934.

She moved to Europe and began a successful musical and theatrical career there, punctuated by American comeback attempts. She left performing in the early 1950s.



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