Southside Chicago Regal Theater Photo, 1941, Russell Lee

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1941 Photo of the Southside of Chicago Regal Theater taken by Russell Lee.

Chronicling over forty years of changes in African-American popular culture, the Regal Theatre (1928-1968) was the largest movie-stage-show venue ever constructed for a Black community. Semmes reveals the political, economic and business realities of cultural production and the institutional inequalities that circumscribed Black life.

 

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