Sunday, September 1, 2019

View the Online Photography Gallery

The Harlem in Havana Project's Online Photography Gallery features nearly 50 never-before digitized images from Claxton's revue. All photos are copyright protected.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Pre-order or host a screening!

The film JIG SHOW | Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana is not yet available for home viewing. BUT, you can pre-order the DVD or via digital download to watch at home. Community and college screening kits are also available for 2020. Support the film. Learn more now.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Multimedia Magazine Collector's Edition

Get the Harlem in Havana Collector's Magazine in print or via IPad! This collector's edition features 28 never-before-digitized pages from the 1955, 1958 and 1959 show brochures.

This stunning collection features cast members and includes autographs from the entertainers themselves!  

Sunday, February 24, 2019


BROWN SKIN SHOWGIRLS is a black and white photographic collection of the Black and Cuban women who performed burlesque, exotic, rhumba, salsa, calypso, striptease and female impersonation on Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana Revue during its run on Royal American Shows from 1936 to 1967. This book is guaranteed to expand your knowledge of Black and Cuban performers that shaped American popular culture. Order your print copy for $25 on Amazon

Friday, November 2, 2018

Brown Skin Showgirls, Vol I & II

Get both Brown Skin Showgirls books autographed by Leslie Cunningham (creator and filmmaker). 

Order the set here! 

All sales will help to support the documentary film project

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Learn About the Project

The Harlem in Havana Project aims to entertain, titillate and educate audiences about the significant role Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana revue played in shaping Black and Latin entertainment and popular culture in the Jim Crow era. 

Created by artist and filmmaker, Leslie Cunningham of TRIBES Entertainment, the goal of the project is to revive Harlem in Havana's rich history through a variety of thought-provoking content, including:

  • A website home,
  • A documentary film JIG SHOW, Leon Claxton's 
  • Harlem in Havana Brown-skin Showgirls Photography Book and Exhibits

This multimedia documentary project will engage communities of color in a way they are not being served in the media today. 

Ultimately, this project is a celebration of our multi-faceted past and a path for the descendants of African-Americans and Latinos to reflect, embrace, and liberate their own stories from historical amnesia. 

Contact us today for more information