Cartoon: Fanny Foosle Demonstrates Black Bottom

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Title

Cartoon: Fanny Foosle Demonstrates Black Bottom

Creator

Description

Cartoon printed in March 1927 in the Chanticleer, a humor magazine produced by Rutgers students. The cartoon consists of four images of a white woman demonstrating the Black Bottom dance, with instructions below each image. The title of the cartoon is "Fanny Foosle Demonstrates Black Bottom."

Black Bottom was a dance with roots in African American culture; it became a mainstream dance craze in the 1920s. For another cartoon referencing the Black Bottom dance in the Chanticleer, see this archival item: Charleston and Black Bottom.

The author of the cartoon is Ozzie Nelson (Oswald George Nelson), Rutgers class of 1927. Nelson became famous as the co-creator of the long-running radio and TV show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. He was inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 1989.

Date

1927-03

Language

English

Page

16

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Item Relations

Item: Cartoon: Charleston and Black Bottom is related to This Item

Citation

Nelson, Ozzie, “Cartoon: Fanny Foosle Demonstrates Black Bottom,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed November 26, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/537.