The Fabulous Nicholas Brothers

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The Fabulous Nicholas Brothers

Presented by film scholar Bruce Goldstein*

This presentation celebrates two of the 20th century’s greatest dancers: Fayard Nicholas (1914–2006) and Harold Nicholas (1921–2000). The self-taught African American brothers were still kids when they headlined at Harlem’s famed Cotton Club, later conquering Broadway and Hollywood. Through rare archival materials and excerpts from an award-winning documentary he produced, film scholar Bruce Goldstein offers a revealing look at the lives and careers of the Nicholas Brothers.

*After the program, stay for a discussion with special guests including Houston-based performing artist Alde Lewis, founder of A.L. Efficacy Movement, Inc.; and Nicole Nicholas, granddaughter of Fayard Nicholas.

Visiting Guidelines Masks are recommended in Museum auditoriums. Advance tickets are also recommended. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions set forth by the MFAH—learn more here. Doors open 30 minutes before the screening starts. No late entry.

Accessibility The MFAH strives to provide a welcoming and accessible experience for all guests by offering a range of accommodations—learn more here.


The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

Community Partner: Houston Film Critics Society

The Fabulous Nicholas Brothers

(USA, 90 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater

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Caroline Wiess Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
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