Back in the 1930s and 1940s, Alice Barker was a chorus line dancer appearing in famous clubs such as the Cotton Club and Zanzibar Club. She also appeared with dancing legends such as Bill â€œBojanglesâ€ Robinson and Gene Kelley in movies, commercials, and TV shows.
But Alice had lost her photographs and memorabilia over the years. Now 102 and living in a nursing home, Alice was fortunate enough to meet some volunteers who started digging into her past.
They found jazz historian Mark Cantor of http://jazz-on-film.com who sent them 3 of Aliceâ€™s old films from his collection. Alicia Thompson; a historian of black female performers (YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/MusicandDancing4Ever) also contributed some films.
So, as shown in this YouTube video, Alice finally got to see her younger self dancing on film.