Reid, Grant Harper Rhythm for Sale

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Rhythm for Sale

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Rhythm For Sale is the true story of a poverty stricken God fearing Alabama pickaninny boy named Leonard Harper who danced for pennies and food then grew up to conquer and desegregate Broadway while dominating the nightclub floor show world of entertainment in the 1920's and 1930's. Rhythm For Sale concludes with the dramatic elements behind Leonard Harper's ruinous downfall as he's stuck in the world of small Harlem nightclubs leading to his climactic death. As told by his grandson Grant Harper Reid. "Clearly Leonard Harper was just about the most important contributor to the entertainment mystique that enveloped Harlem in the 1920's and 1930's. He essentially invented the nightclub floorshow, Harlem style that everyone, uptown and down, then emulated. He was apparently one of the great dancers of his generation and one hell of a stage director and choreographer. Without him, I doubt we would have Broadway musicals as we know them today." Barry Singer author of Black And Blue: The Life And Lyrics Of Andy Razaf. "Harper's extraordinary accomplishments as an artist and innovator spanned the worlds of vaudeville, cabaret, burlesque and Broadway musical comedy. As a dancer, choreographer and studio owner, he coached many of the country's leading performers, including Ruby Keller, Fred and Adele Astaire and the Marx Brothers. As a nightclub and Broadway producer, he counted Billie Holiday, Ethel Waters, Duke Ellington, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and Count Basie among his colleagues. He introduced Louis Armstrong and cab Calloway to New York show business, and worked with Mae West, Josephine Baker, Lena Horne, Fats Waller and Eubie Blake. Harper is also remembered as a pioneer who integrated the all-white Shubert touring circuit and directed Hot Chocolates' the first ever Broadway production with an all-black creative team." Jed Bernstein former Executive Director of LIVE Broadway.

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About Grant Harper Reid Grant Harper Reid attended and graduated from Bard College with a Degree in the Arts and went on to study at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and Ossie Davis' New Cinema Artists Institute. Grant Reid worked in various capacities in the entertainment industry throughout the decades. Grant has worked primarily on major motion pictures, music videos, television productions and commercials securing and supporting locations. In the record industry, Mr. Reid worked in the promotional departments supporting major musical artists. One fateful day Grant accidentally stumbled upon a Harlem Renaissance book in a local Harlem library. The book mentioned his grandfather the late theatrical producer Leonard Harper. This event changed Reid's life forever as he dropped everything to learn as much about one of the most prolific producer/directors who ever lived. Reid now shares all that he has learned in this CLASSICAL/MASTER REVISED EDITION, biography "Rhythm For Sale."

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Grant Harper Reid toiled in the entertainment industry for over two decades tasking mostly in the, thank-less job of setting up film locations. When he worked on the Francis Ford Coppola film the Cotton Club Grant's Harlem location office was housed right inside of the old Connie's Inn nightclub and Lafayette Theatre where his grandfather Leonard Harper used to stage many of his captivating and fast stepping jazz based revues. At the Cotton Club film's premiere party at Regine's Grant stood right next to Cab Calloway unaware that his grandfather introduced him to Broadway audiences in his 1929 musical masterpiece Hot Chocolates'. On one fateful day Grant stumbled upon a Harlem research book with one paragraph about his grandfather and he began his journey into the life and times of the "great theatre man" and "man of a million floorshows while making up for lost time.

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Descrizione libro Dr. Grant Harper Reid, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 231 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Rhythm For Sale the 5-Star Journey Grand Prize Chanticleer Award Winning book and one of the Best Self-Published books for 2015 by the IndieReader staff. 2015 Gold Award Winner. About Harlem Renaissance producer Leonard Harper s life. Reid has documented Harper s tale with decades of research and the careful chronological arrangement of the facts. Reid begins with Leonard Harper as a young pickaninny boy dancing in Medicine shows in the racist South. After leaving Alabama, Harper tours the country with his song and dance partner Osceola Blanks, and they wind up performing at the Empire Theater in London. As a married couple Harper and Blanks, arrive back in the States smack dab in the middle of the Harlem Renaissance. Pianist Duke Ellington moves in with them. Harper is hired to be the main in-house producer at Harlem s fabled Connie s Inn nightclub. Rhythm For Sale just gets started as Harper opens up his downtown Times Square Dance Studio. He teaches the Marx Brothers, Ruby Keller, Adele Astaire and Busby Berkeley s chorus line in the fine art of (Dirty Colored), dancing with that little extra something in the butt department. He forms his famous chorus-line the Harperettes, who jiggle and joggle in skimpy outfits while setting dance floors on fire. Leonard Harper produces in at least eight nightclubs and theaters just in New York City alone. The Cotton Club, the Hollywood Inn, Al Capone s Grand Terrace Cafe, the Lafayette Theater, and the Apollo Theater all owe their status and particular place in nightclub and theater entertainment history to Harper and his fast variety revues. He rules the nightclub and Black Musical Comedy world on The Great White Way and uptown in Harlem. Black And Blue and Ain t Misbehavin all came from Harper s Hot Chocolates and only Rhythm For Sale, tells the true story behind the making of that all-time legendary Broadway sensational revue. The book is chock full of celebrities and gangsters who come and go. Ethel Waters, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Chick Webb, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Dutch Schultz and Lucky Luciano are all integral players in Harper s show business world. Grandson Grant does not disappoint. These real life characters come to life. No cardboard cutout characters are in this book. It s not all the razzle and dazzle of the bright stage lights in this tome. Rhythm For Sale finely peals away beyond the surface to reveal what lurks underneath the facade. Like a master chef, the author delves deep inside the ingredients of Harper s complicated personal life. We examine his relationships with his possessive mother, jealous brother, crippled and bitter wife, sexy girlfriends and his loving daughter. The book ends with Harper s 1943 downfall. When Harper s variety revue form of Colored Musical Comedy is, deemed out of date with his audience, his time on earth expires. His sad downfall is inevitable as the master stager is trapped and held captive of his past success. Perhaps the racial pigeonhole that forced him into working for only small-time Harlem nightspots caused his death. A Harlem street was named Leonard Harper Way because of the contents and subject of this book. Clearly Leonard Harper was just about the most important contributor to the entertainment mystique that enveloped Harlem in the 1920 s and 1930 s. He essentially invented the nightclub floorshow, Harlem style that everyone, uptown and down, then emulated. Without him, I doubt we would have Broadway musicals as we know them today. Barry Singer author of Black And Blue. Harper s extraordinary accomplishments as an artist and innovator spanned the worlds of vaudeville, cabaret, burlesque and Broadway musical comedy. Harper is also remembered as a pioneer who integrated the all-white Shubert touring circuit and directed Hot Chocolates the first ever Broadway production with an all-black creative team. Jed Bernstein President o. Codice libro della libreria APC9780615678283

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Descrizione libro Dr. Grant Harper Reid, United States, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 231 x 150 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Rhythm For Sale the 5-Star Journey Grand Prize Chanticleer Award Winning book and one of the Best Self-Published books for 2015 by the IndieReader staff. 2015 Gold Award Winner. About Harlem Renaissance producer Leonard Harper s life. Reid has documented Harper s tale with decades of research and the careful chronological arrangement of the facts. Reid begins with Leonard Harper as a young pickaninny boy dancing in Medicine shows in the racist South. After leaving Alabama, Harper tours the country with his song and dance partner Osceola Blanks, and they wind up performing at the Empire Theater in London. As a married couple Harper and Blanks, arrive back in the States smack dab in the middle of the Harlem Renaissance. Pianist Duke Ellington moves in with them. Harper is hired to be the main in-house producer at Harlem s fabled Connie s Inn nightclub. Rhythm For Sale just gets started as Harper opens up his downtown Times Square Dance Studio. He teaches the Marx Brothers, Ruby Keller, Adele Astaire and Busby Berkeley s chorus line in the fine art of (Dirty Colored), dancing with that little extra something in the butt department. He forms his famous chorus-line the Harperettes, who jiggle and joggle in skimpy outfits while setting dance floors on fire. Leonard Harper produces in at least eight nightclubs and theaters just in New York City alone. The Cotton Club, the Hollywood Inn, Al Capone s Grand Terrace Cafe, the Lafayette Theater, and the Apollo Theater all owe their status and particular place in nightclub and theater entertainment history to Harper and his fast variety revues. He rules the nightclub and Black Musical Comedy world on The Great White Way and uptown in Harlem. Black And Blue and Ain t Misbehavin all came from Harper s Hot Chocolates and only Rhythm For Sale, tells the true story behind the making of that all-time legendary Broadway sensational revue. The book is chock full of celebrities and gangsters who come and go. Ethel Waters, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Chick Webb, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Dutch Schultz and Lucky Luciano are all integral players in Harper s show business world. Grandson Grant does not disappoint. These real life characters come to life. No cardboard cutout characters are in this book. It s not all the razzle and dazzle of the bright stage lights in this tome. Rhythm For Sale finely peals away beyond the surface to reveal what lurks underneath the facade. Like a master chef, the author delves deep inside the ingredients of Harper s complicated personal life. We examine his relationships with his possessive mother, jealous brother, crippled and bitter wife, sexy girlfriends and his loving daughter. The book ends with Harper s 1943 downfall. When Harper s variety revue form of Colored Musical Comedy is, deemed out of date with his audience, his time on earth expires. His sad downfall is inevitable as the master stager is trapped and held captive of his past success. Perhaps the racial pigeonhole that forced him into working for only small-time Harlem nightspots caused his death. A Harlem street was named Leonard Harper Way because of the contents and subject of this book. Clearly Leonard Harper was just about the most important contributor to the entertainment mystique that enveloped Harlem in the 1920 s and 1930 s. He essentially invented the nightclub floorshow, Harlem style that everyone, uptown and down, then emulated. Without him, I doubt we would have Broadway musicals as we know them today. Barry Singer author of Black And Blue. Harper s extraordinary accomplishments as an artist and innovator spanned the worlds of vaudeville, cabaret, burlesque and Broadway musical comedy. Harper is also remembered as a pioneer who integrated the all-white Shubert touring circuit and directed Hot Chocolates the first ever Broadway production with an all-black creative team. Jed Bernstein President o. Codice libro della libreria APC9780615678283

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Descrizione libro Dr. Grant Harper Reid. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 300 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 5.9in. x 1.0in.The all new Revised Edition of RHYTHM FOR SALEwith new photos and exciting new information is delivered on a platter with Grants down to earth writing style. Look for the pretty dancer on the cover. This New Revised Edition ofRhythm For Saleis the true story of a poverty stricken God loving Alabama pickaninny boy with enormous stage gifts named Leonard Harper who danced for pennies in Medicine shows to survive and grows up to use his skills to conquer and desegregate The Great White Waywhile dominating the nightclub floor-show world of entertainment in the 1920s and 1930s. Rhythm For Sale The Revised Editionstarts off detailing the rise of the husband and wife team of Harper and Blanks the follows Harper the unequaled pioneering producer as he implements his lavish fast stepping floor-shows with his sparsely clad voluptuous chorus girls who jiggle, joggle and bust out with rhythm while electrifying the entire nation. We read about Harper and his doings uptown at gangster Dutch Schultzs controlled Connies Inn and downtown at Charles Lucky Lucianos hangout the Kentucky Club and in Al Capones Chicago Windy City version of the Cotton Club the Grant Terrace Cafe nightclub . This New Edition of Rhythm For Sale concludes with the detailing of the dramatic elements behind Leonard Harpers eventual 1943 ruinous downfall as his form of revue entertainment becomes passe and irrelevant as hes imprisoned and pigeonholed into only staging inside career gagging small Harlem nightclubs leading to his climactic death. All told in a straightforward way by his grandson Dr. Reid who fills the book with new photos and more exciting information. Clearly Leonard Harper was just about the most important contributor to the entertainment mystique that enveloped Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s. He essentially invented the nightclub floorshow, Harlem style that everyone, uptown and down, then emulated. He was apparently one of the great dancers of his generation and one hell of a stage director and choreographer. Without him, I doubt we would have Broadway musicals as we know them today. -Barry Singer author of Black And Blue: The Life And Lyrics Of Andy Razaf. Harpers extraordinary accomplishments as an artist and innovator spanned the worlds of vaudeville, cabaret, burlesque and Broadway musical comedy. As a dancer, choreographer and studio owner, he coached many of the countrys leading performers, including Ruby Keller, Fred and Adele Astaire and the Marx Brothers. As a nightclub and Broadway producer, he counted Billie Holiday, Ethel Waters, Duke Ellington, Bill Bojangles Robinson and Count Basie among his colleagues. He introduced Louis Armstrong and Cab Calloway to New York show business, and worked with Mae West, Josephine Baker, Lena Horne, Fats Waller and Eubie Blake. Harper is also remembered as a pioneer who integrated the all-white Shubert touring circuit and directed Hot Chocolates the first ever Broadway production with an all-black creative team. -Jed Bernstein former Executive Director of LIVE Broadway. rhythmforsale. com This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780615678283

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