What Happened to Lottie Gee?

Welcome to the webpage for the podcast, WHAT HAPPENED TO LOTTIE GEE, based on the life and times of actress/singer/dancer Lottie Gee, the star of the original 1921 production of Shuffle Along.  Lottie Gee was among the biggest stars on Broadway from 1921-23, but soon she disappeared from popular culture only to struggle to maintain a career in the face of racism and sexism.  This initial podcast traces the ups and downs of her career as a mirror of what others faced--and still face--in the struggle to break through the barriers for Black actors in a white-dominated society.  The following pages feature the transcript of the podcast along with additional illustrations and materials.  Enjoy.


Richard Carlin