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The Cotton Club is a movie, released in 1984, centered around a popular real-life Harlem jazz club in the 1930s, the Cotton Club. Films are produced by recording actual people and objects with cameras, or by creating them using animation techniques and/or special effects. ... This page is about the year 1984. ... This article is about the Harlem neighborhood in New York City. ... Jazz master Louis Armstrong remains one of the most loved and best known of all jazz musicians. ... The Cotton Club was a famous nightclub in New York City that operated during and after Prohibition. ...


The movie was directed (and co-written) by Francis Ford Coppola and starred Richard Gere, Diane Lane, and Gregory Hines. Other notable actors that appeared included Nicolas Cage, Bob Hoskins, Laurence Fishburne and James Remar. It was nominated for several awards, including Golden Globes for Best Director and Best Picture (Drama) and the Oscar for best Film Editing. Francis Ford Coppola at Cannes 2001 Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) is an Italian American film director, screenwriter, vintner, magazine publisher, and hotelier, most renowned for directing the highly regarded Godfather trilogy. ... Richard Tiffany Gere (born August 31, 1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) is an American actor. ... Diane Lane (born January 22, 1965) is an American actress born in New York, New York, the daughter of acting coach Burt Lane and Playboy centerfold Colleen Farrington. ... Gregory Oliver Hines (February 14, 1946 – August 9, 2003) was an American actor, singer, and dancer, regarded by many as the greatest tap dancer of his generation, and one who transcended the stage. ... Nicolas Cage on the cover of GQ magazine. ... Bob Hoskins Robert William Bob Hoskins (born October 26, 1942) is a British actor of Gypsy descent, known for playing Cockney rough diamonds and gangsters, and for family films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988, Eddie Valiant). ... Fishburne as Morpheus in The Matrix Revolutions Laurence Fishburne (born July 30, 1961 in Augusta, Georgia, USA) is a notable African-American movie actor. ... James Remar (b. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...


Gere plays a musician named Dixie Dwyer who begins working with mobsters to advance his career but falls in love with the girlfriend (Lane) of gangland kingpin Dutch Schultz. Hines and Lonette McKee play dancers at the Cotton Club in a sub-plot of the movie. The movie features many song and dance numbers including fictional performances by Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington. Nicolas Cage plays Dixie's brother Vincent, who also becomes a gangster. Cage's character is based on real-life gangster Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll. Hines's real-life brother Maurice plays his brother in the film. Lonette McKee (born July 22, 1954 in Detroit, Michigan) is an African-American television and film actress. ... Cab Calloway, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1933 Cab Calloway (December 25, 1907–November 18, 1994), born Cabell Calloway IIInnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, was a famous American jazz singer and bandleader. ... Edward Kennedy Duke Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American jazz composer, pianist and bandleader. ... Vincent Mad Dog Coll (July 20, 1908 - February 7, 1932) was an Irish enforcer for the mafia in early 20th century New York City. ...


Laurence Fishburne would reprise his role as the Harlem gangster, Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson, in 1997's Hoodlum. In this film, he is named "Bumpy" Rhodes. Ellsworth Raymond Bumpy Johnson (1906-1968) was an African-American gangster from Harlem in the early 20th Century. ... Hoodlum is a 1997 United Artists blaxploitationfilm that gives an almost entirely fictional account of the gang war between the Italian/Jewish mafia alliance and the black gangsters of Harlem that took place in the late 1920s and early 1930s. ...


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Cotton Club - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (717 words)
The club reproduced the racist imagery of the times, often depicting fls as savages in exotic jungles or as "darkies" in the plantation South.
The club imposed a more subtle color bar on the chorus girls whom the club presented in skimpy outfits: they were expected to be "tall, tan, and terrific", which meant that they had to be at least 5 feet 6 inches tall, light skinned, and under twenty-one years of age.
The Cotton Club is also a movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which offers a fictionalized history of the club in the context of race relations in the 1930s and the battles between Madden, Dutch Schultz, Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll, Lucky Luciano, and Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson.
Cotton Club - definition of Cotton Club in Encyclopedia (635 words)
The Cotton Club was a famous nightclub in New York City that operated during and after Prohibition.
The club was also the first show business opportunity for Lena Horne, who began there as a chorus girl at the age of sixteen.
The Cotton Club is also a movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola, which offers a fictionalized history of the club in the context of race relations in the 1930s and the battles between Madden, Dutch Schultz, Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll, and Lucky Luciano.
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