Throughout the early 1900s, Brown toured America and Europe (most notably Paris) with the travelling group Les Nègres. In 1902, filmmaker Louis Lumière filmed Brown and his group dancing the Cake-Walk, which remains the oldest known video of drag performers. In 1913, Brown traveled to Moscow for a second time to participate in an ill-fated five-month tour. He returned to America briefly, however at the start of the First World War, left again for London, where he spent the next few years touring. He married a Scottish woman, Vera MacFarlane, in 1917, and returned to France by 1919, after which there is no further record of him.