Alberta Hunter: Historical Footage of A Black Lesbian in her Prime, from 1935

Doing some research for the queer radio show Pink Nation, that I’ve been asked to host on http://www.voxfm.org.au/ tomorrow, Monday, 5:00 PM, I came across this gem! Perhaps I should more politically correctly describe Alberta as African American, except that she spent substantial periods of her life in Europe, having first gone to Paris with her lover Lottie Tyler in 1927. -They had met sometime between 1915 and 1917.

 

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2 thoughts on “Alberta Hunter: Historical Footage of A Black Lesbian in her Prime, from 1935”

  1. Alberta and Lottie were lovers since 1915 when Alberta first saw her in the Panama Café. They lived together in Europe until Lottie fell in love with an Attorney’s wife and left Alberta but the two women remained friends until Lottie died in 1969 at the age of 82 she was born in 1887 Alberta was born in 1895.

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