Cotton Club is about the interconnected lives of the black entertainers who performed there and the white gangsters who ran it.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Cotton Club - Cotton Club Boys (chorus line) - Netflix

The Cotton Club Boys were African American chorus line entertainers who, from 1934, performed class act dance routines in musical revues produced by the Cotton Club until 1940, when the club closed, then as part of Cab Calloway's revue on tour through 1942. They debuted in the 24th edition of the “Cotton Club Parade” in spring 1934, a period at the beginning of the swing era, the post-Harlem Renaissance, a year after Prohibition, and the trough of the Great Depression. The chorus line's name often included a prefix reflecting the number of entertainers, such as “The Six Cotton Club Boys”, “The 12 Cotton Club Boys”, etc.

Cotton Club - History - Netflix

Some Cotton Club Boys alumni went on to become major influences in American arts and culture. Cholly Atkins, for example, contributed to Motown, musical theatre, and film. While the Cotton Club Boys were African-American, the Cotton Club maintained a whites-only policy for customers.

Cotton Club - References - Netflix