Evelyn Dove

Evelyn Dove

by Stephen Bourne


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From the bestselling author of Black Poppies : The untold story of one of Britain’s most versatile singers who thrilled audiences around the world during the 1920s and ’30s. Includes up to fifty rare photographs and extracts from the author’s private collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909762350
Publisher: Jacaranda Books
Publication date: 04/11/2017
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Stephen Bourne, has been specialising in black British histories since 1991. He has written over 15 books, including the acclaimed Black in the British Frame, Elisabeth Welch: Soft Lights and Sweet Music and The Motherland Calls: Britain’s Black Servicemen and Women 1939-1945.
Stephen received the 2015 Southwark Arts Forum Award for Literature for Black Poppies: Britain’s Black Community and the Great War. He is a regular contributor to BBC documentaries and has written for many publications, including The Voice, The Independent, BBC History Magazine and History Today.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements and Author's Nate iv

Introduction vi

1 Evelyn's Family 1

2 Frank Dove 8

3 Royal Academy of Music/Southern Syncopated Orchestra 14

4 The Chocolate Kiddies 23

5 Will Garland's Brownbirds 29

6 Italy and France 33

7 Cabaret Queen in New York 41

8 Cabaret Queen in India 50

9 Variety 55

10 BBC Radio 61

11 Evelyn and Elisabeth Welch 73

12 BBC Television 12

13 1950s 86

14 Eartha Kitt and Mrs Patterson 97

15 Negro Theatre Workshop 102

16 Spirit of a Dove 109

Postscript cxii

Appendix A Brighton and Hove Connections cxiv

Appendix B A Family Chronology of Births, Marriages and Deaths cxvi

Appendix C Evelyn Dove's Credits cxvii

Appendix D Salutations cxx

Further Reading cxxiii

About the Author cxxvii

Index cxxix

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