Willie “Ash Can” Jones

Evelyn Whorton, m.c. Willie Jones is at right.

Willie “Ash Can” Jones, uncredited extra

Willie Jones may have had a dancing role in “Pitch” had not his partner been ill. They were part of a small group of dancers who were traveling with Irvin C. Miller’s Brownskin Models, and Jones said they had all previously worked with Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.

It is not clear whether Miller’s group was booking theaters on its own or working tents with with Winstead’s Mighty Minstrels.