African American media figures, Los Angeles, 1940s
- African American media figures, Los Angeles, 1940s
- Date Created
- Walter L. Gordon, Jr./William C. Beverly, Jr. Collection
Walter Winchell was a newsman and radio commentator.
Joe Adams was born in Los Angeles in 1924. He overcame racial discrimination to realize his goal of becoming a pioneer radio announcer in the 1940s, on the Santa Monica radio station KOWL. His show soon became the top rated radio show in Los Angeles. In that same decade, he also was known for two television shows, "Adams Alley" on KLAC and "Joe Adams Presents." Adams also appeared in more than 26 motion pictures. In the 1950s, he started working with musician Ray Charles, becoming his manager, producer, and promoter.
Joe "Smoke Rings" Harris was a Los Angeles reporter and newspaper columnist.
Leon Washington, Jr. was the founder and publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel.
All information concerning the content and description of the image was provided by Walter Gordon.
Left to right: Joe "Smoke Rings" Harris, Walter Winchell, Joe Adams, and Leon Washington, Jr. Photograph most likely taken at one of the Central Avenue nightclubs, such as the Club Alabam.
- 1 photograph : b&w
- Black-and-white photographs
- Subject topic
African American newspaper editors--California--Los Angeles
African American radio broadcasters--California--Los Angeles
African American journalists--California--Los Angeles
African American motion picture actors and actresses--California--Los Angeles
Adams, Joe, 1922-
Washington, Leon H., Jr. (Leon Harold), 1907-1974
Winchell, Walter, 1897-1972
Harris, Joe, 1910-1985
- California--Los Angeles
- Resource type
- still image
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Collection 1867 Box 2 Folder 3
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