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.
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.
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