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Wayland Rudd and Irene Yvanova, 1949, Moscow

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Title:Wayland Rudd and Irene Yvanova, 1949, Moscow
Date:1949
Description:

Postcard containing a photograph of Irene Yvanova, left, and Wayland Rudd. An African-American, Rudd went to Moscow in 1932 to make a movie, and decided to remain in the U.S.S.R. Rudd and Yvanova were entertainers in the U.S.S.R, and the back of the postcard contains the handwritten sentence: "We played 'Deep are the Roots' for the Soviet people." "Deep are the Roots" was an American play about a sensitive African-American man seeking his own identity in a racist society. Rudd met Charlotta Bass, publisher of the California Eagle, when she visited Moscow in 1950. At that time, Rudd was the manager and director of one of Moscow's largest movie theaters.

Local identification number: scl-m0171

Local identification number: scl-mss064-0171~1; scl-mss064-0171~2

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Yvanova, Irene | Rudd, Wayland | Postcards | African Americans--Soviet Union | Russia, Moscow
Collection:Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection
Institution:University of Southern California Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern California. Library | Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research
Original Material:

scl-m0000

Charlotta Bass / California Eagle Photograph Collection, 1880-1986

University of Southern California. Libraries

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