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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ TODAY in Black Film History STORMY WEATHER Released July 21, 1943 New York City, NY ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Only three months after MGM released the groundbreaking Cabin in the Sky, Twentieth Century Fox premiered another all-black, all-star musical that again celebrated the best of African-American entertainment. Stormy Weather is a lavish musical revue based on the memories of dancer Bill Williamson (tap dancing icon Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson) who, using flashbacks, relates the story to a group of admiring neighborhood children of his climb up the showbiz ladder and on-off romance with Selina Rogers (Lena Horne). The film's thin plot, disguised as a love story, strings together the singing and dancing numbers that becomes a showpiece for all of the luminary entertainers including Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, the Nicholas Brothers, Dooley Wilson and Katherine Dunham, among many others. The title song provided a professional signature for Horne's career and the film gave Robinson a welcomed opportunity to display his extraordinary terpsichorean skills without his usual sidekick Shirley Temple. Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather marked the high point of Hollywood's all-black-cast musicals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @africanarchives#BlackHollywood#BlackHistory#BlackHistoryMonth#BLM#BlackLivesMatter#VintageBlack#blackfilms#blackfilm#blackcinema#blackmovies#blackfilmmakers#blackfilmhistory#onthisday#stormyweather#lenahorne#billrobinson#bojangles#cabcalloway#katherinedunham#fatswaller#nicholasbrothers#20thcentureyfox