Category Archives: jazz/blues

Jean Fuller, Entertainer

There was a nightclub on Seymour Street in the 1930s popularly known by those who went there as “Nigger Jean’s”. Ivan Ackery, in his memoirs, Fifty Years on Theatre Row (1980), had this to say about the club and its proprietress: … Continue reading

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The Original Cellar, 2514 Watson (1956-63)

Partly visible behind the head of the fellow far left is The Trio (1954), an enamelled linocut by Vancouver artist Harry Webb. Go here for the only known film images of the original Cellar club (and a few seconds showing bearded artist … Continue reading

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