Carl Van Vechten, Langston Hughes. 1926. Harlem's The White Veal, a Black, Tan and Alabaster Gay Men's Club. Van Vechten and Fania Marinoff's West Side Manhattan apartment, the site of a rollicking jazz party, starring Bessie Smith. Ensuing ruckus.
Van Vechten, Hughes, Smith, Marinoff, Countee Cullen,, et alia.