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The ever-difficult Nancy Prophet befriended a newly arrived Augusta Savage at Pan-Africanist impresario W. E. B. Du Bois’s request, while Dorothy Peterson and Nella Larsen enjoyed tea in Parisian salons and wrote countless letters to Carl Van Vechten of their travels. Many of these women had been acquainted with each other socially and professionally in Chicago and New York. They would naturally take up those bonds again in Paris. This community also included other women of the African diaspora like the British singer Mabel Mercer and Martinican salonist and editor of La Revue du monde noir/Review of the Black World Paulette Nardal.
Alberta had her own version of the event, which she learned of several years later. She personally wouldn’t tell Bricktop but expected Harry Watkins to do so. He would talk about it only after Alberta’s death. ” According to him, Kid Coles (a black American Harry believes was Florence’s husband) sent the telegram for Bullard to Alberta c/o Eva Blanche, a former chorus girl who served meals around the clock to black entertainers in the large dining room of her Harlem apartment and held messages and mail for them when they were on the road.
Embry Jones was known to be difficult but nonetheless riveting in her performances. And so much so that Mitchell renamed the club Chez Florence instead of Mitchell’s. Jones also merited a short article, “Chez Florence,” in Time magazine in 1927, where she is described as follows: Ivory-white [teeth], lipstick-red, and a suave, tawny brown are the colors of Florence Jones. These were colors good enough for smart, expatriate Americans of both hemispheres. . The fact that this handsome Negress .