Lollypop Jones

Onnie Jones (1897-1954), often billed merely as “Lollypop”, was a comedian on the black vaudeville circuits, in nightclubs, and in race movies. Originally from Madison, Georgia, he became a staple at the Dew Drop Inn in New Orleans.

with Sporty Johnson at the Dew Drop Inn

Lollypop’s three films were all made with the All American News Company in Chicago in 1946: Chicago After Dark, Lucky Gamblers, and Midnight Menace. 

To learn more on vaudeville history, please see No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book That Made Vaudeville Famous.