Great Performances

Harlem In Montmartre

Series Website »
Episode Guide »
Harlem in Montmartre tells the story of the jazz age in Paris between the first and second World Wars, exploring an often neglected era in African-American cultural history. After peace was signed at Versailles, many black Americans remained in Europe rather than return to the brutal segregation and racism of America. Over the next two decades, they created an expatriate community of musicians, entertainers and entrepreneurs, primarily congregating in Paris's hilly Montmartre neighborhood. Some achieved enduring fame, while others have faded into history. Inspired by the book by William A. Shack and utilizing rare archival material from both France and America, this documentary features footage of such key figures as James Reese Europe, Josephine Baker, Sidney Bechet, Bricktop, Eugene Bullard, Django Reinhardt, and many more.
 

More Episodes

  • Star-Spangled Spectacular
  • Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman & Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot
  • Dudamel Conducts Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl - Full
  • Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty
  • Sting: The Last Ship
  • Barrymore
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!"
  • San Francisco Opera's Moby Dick
  • Great Performances 40th Anniversary Celebration
  • Dancing at Jacob's Pillow: Never Stand Still
  • Paul Taylor Dance Company in Paris
  • Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy
  • Magical Mystery Tour Revisited
  • Paul McCartney's Live Kisses
  • Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration
  • The Thomashefskys
  • Let Me Down Easy
  • LA Phil performs An American in Paris
  • The Little Mermaid from San Francisco Ballet
  • Il Postino from LA Opera
  • Hugh Laurie: Let Them Talk
  • Placido Domingo: My Favorite Roles
  • A Concert for New York
  • Celebracion! Dudamel, Florez, and the L.A. Philharmonic


Comments

Share your thoughts, questions, and comments on "Great Performances" here.
 

Web Series: Makin’ Friends With Ryan Miller

Vermont transplant and Guster frontman Ryan Miller seeks out far-fetched friends across the state! Available exclusively online.

Vermont Winners!

Check out winning Vermont entries to the 2014 PBS Kids Writers Contest!

Videos & Games for Kids

Tons of videos and games for children from PBS!

Lifelong Learning

PBS Kids - Tons of videos and games for children from PBS!

Educator Resources - Lesson plans, online courses, and videos for teachers and parents.


Vermont PBS Weekly

Our weekly email newsletter highlighting upcoming shows and important station news. Sign Up Today!

Vermont PBS

204 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446
(802) 655-4800
© 2014 Vermont PBS
All Rights Reserved

Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn Pinterest