NEW YORK AGE - February 15, 1941

Les Hite And Band Returns To Apollo—After a record smashing run in Chicago, Les Hite and his famous band come to Harlem's 125th Street Apollo Theatre for a week's engagement beginning Friday, February 14th. Les Hite's orchestra has the distinction of being the only sepia band in Hollywood that has appeared in over two hundred feature motion pictures. The band played four consecutive years at Hollywood's Cotton Club. This unusually large and talented group make an annual pilgrimage to Harlem and head a grand revue. The cast includes the Three Chocolateers, creators of "Peckin'" and the new dance craze known as the "Hickey Rickey" which experts predict will be 1941's fad....

(NOTE: credits Les Hite with one feature movie "Fools For Scandal" in 1938 and two movie sound tracks, those in 1938 and 1942. However, he was in several movie shorts and soundies.)

(NOTE: The link in "YES" in left panel is for the soundie "What To Do" sung by Savannah Churchill backed by the Les Hite Orchestra.)