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Vintage Black Glamour - Special Edition and Hardcover and the forthcoming Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters (May 2016). Available for order and pre-order now!... Lena Horne, Eartha Kitt, Hollywood Studio, Vintage Black Glamour, Renaissance Men, Aretha Franklin, Tony Awards, Black White Photos, Black History
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Vintage Black Glamour - Special Edition and Hardcover and the forthcoming Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters (May 2016). Available for order and pre-order now!...
Look who’s back! Ms. Eartha Kitt herself SERVING like only she could on the Special Silk Edition of my book, Vintage Black Glamour which is back in stock just in time for Black Friday! The Words, Gentleman, Look Whos Back, Black Actors, Black Hollywood, Black History Facts
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Look who’s back! Ms. Eartha Kitt herself SERVING like only she could on the Special Silk Edition of my book, Vintage Black Glamour which is back in stock just in time for Black Friday!
Valaida Snow, renowned musician and composer (1904-1956), conducting an orchestra in London in October 1934. London In October, October 5, Vintage Beauty, Vintage Fashion, Beautiful Black Women, Orchestra
Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer
Valaida Snow, renowned musician and composer (1904-1956), conducting an orchestra in London in October 1934.
Pre-order begins today for my next book, Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters! We are still tweaking things a bit (including the final cover) but you can go to http://bit.ly/VBGmensbook right now and pre-order. Publication date: Early 2016. You can also still buy the women’s book, Vintage Black Glamour HERE.  And, yes, that is boxing legend Sugar Ray Robinson. 70s Actors, Sugar Ray Robinson, Black Ballerina, Black Presidents, Black Star
Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer
Pre-order begins today for my next book, Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters! We are still tweaking things a bit (including the final cover) but you can go to http://bit.ly/VBGmensbook right now and pre-order. Publication date: Early 2016. You can also still buy the women’s book, Vintage Black Glamour HERE. And, yes, that is boxing legend Sugar Ray Robinson.
On Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 6pm, I will be speaking and signing books at the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre at the Museum at FIT in New York City. This will be my last New York City signing for a while as I will be doing my best to expand to other cities this year. If you'd like to get your book, stop by FIT's book store at 227 W. 27th street or call them (212) 217-5690. Register at this link - and thank you!: Look Vintage, Vintage Photos, Vintage Pins, Black Hollywood Glamour, Hollywood Icons, Vintage Hair, Men Vintage
Vintage Black Glamour
On Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 6pm, I will be speaking and signing books at the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre at the Museum at FIT in New York City. This will be my last New York City signing for a while as I will be doing my best to expand to other cities this year. If you'd like to get your book, stop by FIT's book store at 227 W. 27th street or call them (212) 217-5690. Register at this link - and thank you!:
Missy Elliott’s Super Bowl takeover reminded me of this: If she acts, this could be a great role for her. Gladys Bentley (1907-1960) She was a 16-year-old renegade when she arrived in Harlem in the 1920s and was an immediate success singing at rent parties and clubs. Unapologetically masculine onstage, she was known for her signature top hat and tails and her gleefully obscene set drew large crowds to her shows at The Clam House, the famous gay club, and other hot Harlem venues of the day. American Women, African American History, Harlem Renaissance, Madame, Black Lesbians, Art Deco, I Love Music, Transgender Women
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Missy Elliott’s Super Bowl takeover reminded me of this: If she acts, this could be a great role for her. Gladys Bentley (1907-1960) She was a 16-year-old renegade when she arrived in Harlem in the 1920s and was an immediate success singing at rent parties and clubs. Unapologetically masculine onstage, she was known for her signature top hat and tails and her gleefully obscene set drew large crowds to her shows at The Clam House, the famous gay club, and other hot Harlem venues of the day.
This iconic image of the one and only Eartha Kitt appears in my book Vintage Black Glamour. It was taken by Moneta Sleet, Jr., the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ebony photographer, in 1956 at the opening of Roxanne’s Dressmakng Shop in New York City, co-owned by Ms. Kitt. Vintage Glamour, 1950s Fashion, Vintage Style, Black Art, Bold Black, Robin
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This iconic image of the one and only Eartha Kitt appears in my book Vintage Black Glamour. It was taken by Moneta Sleet, Jr., the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ebony photographer, in 1956 at the opening of Roxanne’s Dressmakng Shop in New York City, co-owned by Ms. Kitt.
Happy New Year to my dear Vintage Black Glamour readers and friends! I am a writer but…. I do not have adequate words to express my gratitude and the elation that I feel about everyone who purchased my book this year - and supported VBG from the (social media) beginning in 2011. Thank you SO much and Happy New Year (from The Three Degrees and me)!! Hollywood Photo, Hollywood Stars, Valerie Holiday, Photo Star, New Years Look
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Happy New Year to my dear Vintage Black Glamour readers and friends! I am a writer but…. I do not have adequate words to express my gratitude and the elation that I feel about everyone who purchased my book this year - and supported VBG from the (social media) beginning in 2011. Thank you SO much and Happy New Year (from The Three Degrees and me)!!
The great Redd Foxx (1922-1991) was born John Elroy Sanford 92 years ago today in St. Louis, Missouri. This photo of Mr. Foxx with Nina Simone in 1959 is one of my favorites. Photo: G. Marshall Wilson. Nina Simone, Robert Redford, Blues Rock, Mississippi, People Reading, Nova Orleans, Kings & Queens, Redd Foxx
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The great Redd Foxx (1922-1991) was born John Elroy Sanford 92 years ago today in St. Louis, Missouri. This photo of Mr. Foxx with Nina Simone in 1959 is one of my favorites. Photo: G. Marshall Wilson.
Thanks to you guys, my book is now sold out on Amazon! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have this high-class problem - but all is not lost! The book is still available via my publisher Rocket 88 Books so, if you have Vintage Black Glamour on your Christmas list, you’re still in time! http://rocket88books.com/products/vintage-black-glamour?_ga=1.179863719.2089587967.1413306829 Oh! By the way - the great Dinah Washington is in shoe heaven in this 1958 photo by Isaac Sutton. Black Power, Billy Holiday, Jazz Blues, Dinah
Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer
Thanks to you guys, my book is now sold out on Amazon! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have this high-class problem - but all is not lost! The book is still available via my publisher Rocket 88 Books so, if you have Vintage Black Glamour on your Christmas list, you’re still in time! http://rocket88books.com/products/vintage-black-glamour?_ga=1.179863719.2089587967.1413306829 Oh! By the way - the great Dinah Washington is in shoe heaven in this 1958 photo by Isaac Sutton.
A new book looks at the history of how African-American women celebrated in the black press used style and substance to counter stereotypes — or invisibility — in the mainstream. http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/28/when-glamour-speaks-your-name/ Beauty Women, Women's Beauty, Black Beauty, Idda Van Munster, Black Press, African American Artist, Old Hollywood Glamour, Glitz And Glam
When Glamour Speaks Your Name
A new book looks at the history of how African-American women celebrated in the black press used style and substance to counter stereotypes — or invisibility — in the mainstream. http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/28/when-glamour-speaks-your-name/
Happy 75th Birthday (75!) to the One and Only Tina Turner!!! Photos: Jack Robinson (black and white) and Getty (color). Define Fashion, Ike And Tina Turner, Bright Red Hair, Legendary Singers, Rollingstone, India, Grammy Awards
Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer
Happy 75th Birthday (75!) to the One and Only Tina Turner!!! Photos: Jack Robinson (black and white) and Getty (color).
Ja’Net DuBois is shown in 1964 at the time she shared the Broadway stage with none other than Sammy Davis in “Golden Boy.” The Brooklyn-born diva co-wrote and sang the theme from “The Jeffersons” and of course, you know that she was “Willona” on “Good Times” in the 1970s. She is also a co-founder (with Danny Glover and Ayuko Babu) of the Pan African Film & Arts Festival. Photo: John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images. Black Actresses, Black Girls Rock, Black Girl Magic, Estilo Pin Up
Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer
Ja’Net DuBois is shown in 1964 at the time she shared the Broadway stage with none other than Sammy Davis in “Golden Boy.” The Brooklyn-born diva co-wrote and sang the theme from “The Jeffersons” and of course, you know that she was “Willona” on “Good Times” in the 1970s. She is also a co-founder (with Danny Glover and Ayuko Babu) of the Pan African Film & Arts Festival. Photo: John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images.
Divas, bombshells and ingenues return to the limelight in these enthralling photographs of African American icons and other notable figures.  #gifts #books Natural Afro Hairstyles, Natural Hair Styles, Black Rock Coffee, African American Fashion, Native American, Pelo Natural, Glamour Photo
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Divas, bombshells and ingenues return to the limelight in these enthralling photographs of African American icons and other notable figures. #gifts #books
The Pointer Sisters do a few last-minute touch ups before hitting the stage in 1973. They were photographed by Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Moneta Sleet Jr. Photo via Ebony archives on Art.com. Black Girls, Divas, Queens, Picnic Outfits
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The Pointer Sisters do a few last-minute touch ups before hitting the stage in 1973. They were photographed by Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Moneta Sleet Jr. Photo via Ebony archives on Art.com.
Dorothy Dandridge was born 92 years ago today in Cleveland, Ohio. You know I’m having an off (quiet!) Sunday if it takes me this long to put her up - but here she is in one of my favorite photos from my book, Vintage Black Glamour. I saw this picture in the Schomburg library at least ten years ago and KNEW it had to be in my book: Ms. Dandridge taking a dance lesson in the 1950s with Russian-born dance instructor Olga Lunick in Hollywood. Hollywood Glamour, Classic Hollywood, Boris Vallejo, Royal Ballet, Dark Fantasy Art
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Dorothy Dandridge was born 92 years ago today in Cleveland, Ohio. You know I’m having an off (quiet!) Sunday if it takes me this long to put her up - but here she is in one of my favorite photos from my book, Vintage Black Glamour. I saw this picture in the Schomburg library at least ten years ago and KNEW it had to be in my book: Ms. Dandridge taking a dance lesson in the 1950s with Russian-born dance instructor Olga Lunick in Hollywood.
"Me at sixteen with prom date. My brother’s best friend, Milton!" ~ Vanessa Shaw submitted this photo to our #myVBG page at http://myvbg.com. The Vintage Black Glamour book (http://VBGbook.com)... Braided Updo Wedding, Wedding Hairstyles Updo, Indian Hairstyles, Updo Hairstyle, Updos, Prom Date
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"Me at sixteen with prom date. My brother’s best friend, Milton!" ~ Vanessa Shaw submitted this photo to our #myVBG page at http://myvbg.com. The Vintage Black Glamour book (http://VBGbook.com)...
The magazine feature published in the Observer 29 September 2014 about the book 'Vintage Black Glamour' by Nichelle Gainer. Published by Rocket 88 29 September, Pride And Prejudice, Roleplay, The Book, Glossy, History, Film, Book Cover
The magazine feature published in the Observer 29 September 2014 about the book 'Vintage Black Glamour' by Nichelle Gainer. Published by Rocket 88
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Tony Orlando and Dawn: Tony Orlando, Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent Wilson in the early 1970s. Their best known hit was “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Ole Oak Tree” in 1973 and they starred in a short-lived variety show the next year on CBS. Telma Hopkins would go on to a successful acting career on various shows including, of course, “Family Matters.” Photo: Joel Brodsky/Corbis. Joyce Vincent, Tony Orlando And Dawn, African American Inventors, Singing Groups, Kate Jackson, Music Album, My Favorite Music
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Tony Orlando and Dawn: Tony Orlando, Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent Wilson in the early 1970s. Their best known hit was “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Ole Oak Tree” in 1973 and they starred in a short-lived variety show the next year on CBS. Telma Hopkins would go on to a successful acting career on various shows including, of course, “Family Matters.” Photo: Joel Brodsky/Corbis.
Geoffrey Holder (1930-2014) was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and arrived in New York in 1952. He would go on to win a Guggenheim for painting in 1957 and was a principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. In 1975, he won two Tonys in the same evening for directing and choreographing “The Wiz.” He is best known to most as the “Un-cola Man” in the 1970s 7-Up commercials and the 1992 film “Boomerang." Photo: Bradley Smith/Corbis. Port Of Spain, Art, Painting, Vintage, Classic, York, Broadway, Bradley Smith, Metropolitan Opera
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Geoffrey Holder (1930-2014) was born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and arrived in New York in 1952. He would go on to win a Guggenheim for painting in 1957 and was a principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. In 1975, he won two Tonys in the same evening for directing and choreographing “The Wiz.” He is best known to most as the “Un-cola Man” in the 1970s 7-Up commercials and the 1992 film “Boomerang." Photo: Bradley Smith/Corbis.
"Vintage Black Glamour, a hefty, handsome new coffee-table book, is full of such stories, with photographs of those shunned by the spotlight, as well as idiosyncratic, unseen shots of those who weren’t. It begins with an 1891 picture of French horsewoman Selika Lazevski, and ends in 1981 with Sister Sledge." Very pleased with this Vintage Black Glamour feature in The Guardian's Observer Sunday magazine. Old Hollywood, Pin Up, Dorothy Dandridge, Vintage Brown, Vintage Chic
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"Vintage Black Glamour, a hefty, handsome new coffee-table book, is full of such stories, with photographs of those shunned by the spotlight, as well as idiosyncratic, unseen shots of those who weren’t. It begins with an 1891 picture of French horsewoman Selika Lazevski, and ends in 1981 with Sister Sledge." Very pleased with this Vintage Black Glamour feature in The Guardian's Observer Sunday magazine.
Dance legends - and cousins! - Carmen de Lavallade (right) and Janet Collins in my new coffeetable book 'Vintage Black Glamour' published by Rocket 88 Books! Books Of The Bible, New Books, Rare Images, Vintage Images, African American Beauty, Dance Legend
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Dance legends - and cousins! - Carmen de Lavallade (right) and Janet Collins in my new coffeetable book 'Vintage Black Glamour' published by Rocket 88 Books!
Diahann Carroll sits for a portrait by French singer Charles Aznavour on the Place Du Tertre in Montmartre, an artist meeting place in Paris on Sept. 13, 1972. They were filming “Cole Porter in Paris,” an NBC special that aired in January 1973. Photo: AP. Vintage Cafe, French Vintage, Diahann Carroll, Luther Vandross, Cafe Society, Black Femininity
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Diahann Carroll sits for a portrait by French singer Charles Aznavour on the Place Du Tertre in Montmartre, an artist meeting place in Paris on Sept. 13, 1972. They were filming “Cole Porter in Paris,” an NBC special that aired in January 1973. Photo: AP.
From The Guardian: "Peter Jackson, December 2, 1889. Born in 1860 in St Croix, then the Danish West Indies, Jackson was a boxing champion who spent long periods of time touring Europe. In England, he staged the famous fight against Jem Smith at the Pelican Club in 1889. In 1888 he claimed the title of Australian heavyweight champion. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images. Vintage Men, Vintage Travel, Retro Men, Gilded Age Fashion, Fashion Black, Women's Fashion
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From The Guardian: "Peter Jackson, December 2, 1889. Born in 1860 in St Croix, then the Danish West Indies, Jackson was a boxing champion who spent long periods of time touring Europe. In England, he staged the famous fight against Jem Smith at the Pelican Club in 1889. In 1888 he claimed the title of Australian heavyweight champion. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images.
A member of the African Choir, London Stereoscopic Company, 1891. From The Guardian: The African Choir were a group of young South African singers that toured Britain between 1891 and 1893. At some point during their stay, they had group and individual portraits made on plate-glass negatives. That long-lost series of photographs, unseen for 120 years, is the dramatic centrepiece of an illuminating new exhibition called Black Chronicles II. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images Foto Portrait, Portrait Studio, Portrait Photography, Black Is Beautiful, Beautiful People, Lovely, Victorian Photography
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A member of the African Choir, London Stereoscopic Company, 1891. From The Guardian: The African Choir were a group of young South African singers that toured Britain between 1891 and 1893. At some point during their stay, they had group and individual portraits made on plate-glass negatives. That long-lost series of photographs, unseen for 120 years, is the dramatic centrepiece of an illuminating new exhibition called Black Chronicles II. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Legendary Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida and the Platters including Zola Taylor in the 1950s. Photo: Galerie Verdeau. People, Vintage Glam, Celebrities, Gina Lollobrigida, Italian Actress
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Legendary Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida and the Platters including Zola Taylor in the 1950s. Photo: Galerie Verdeau.
Michael Jackson was born 56 years ago today in Gary, Indiana. This photo was taken in 1979 for a story in GQ magazine. Young Michael Jackson, Joseph Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Janet Jackson, The Jackson Five, Jackson Family, Paris Jackson, Magazine Gq, Familia Jackson
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Michael Jackson was born 56 years ago today in Gary, Indiana. This photo was taken in 1979 for a story in GQ magazine.
Esther Rolle (1920-1998) and Bern Nadette Stanis go over a “Good Times” script together in 1975. Photo: Isaac Sutton of Ebony. Vintage Icons, Norman Lear, All In The Family, American Vintage
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Esther Rolle (1920-1998) and Bern Nadette Stanis go over a “Good Times” script together in 1975. Photo: Isaac Sutton of Ebony.
Summer vacay, mid 70's. See more images and upload your own at myVBG.com Old School Fashion, 70s Fashion, Fashion Models, American Photo, American History, 70s Look, Swag
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Summer vacay, mid 70's. See more images and upload your own at myVBG.com
The beautiful Whitney Houston was born 51 years ago today in Newark, New Jersey. This photo was taken in New York City in 1980 during her modeling days. Photo: Doug Vann/Corbis. Beverly Hills, Rap Singers, Female Singers, Tilda Swinton, Maria Callas, Black Celebrities, Celebs, Ute Lemper, Whitney Houston Pictures
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The beautiful Whitney Houston was born 51 years ago today in Newark, New Jersey. This photo was taken in New York City in 1980 during her modeling days. Photo: Doug Vann/Corbis.
I am excited to announce Vintage Black Glamour's fan site #myVBG - created so we can admire the VBG icons in YOUR life! This is my late great-grandmother Nellie Parson Swilley in the 1940s. I would be honored to have you share the divas in your family on #myVBG.   Upload your photos at http://myvbg.com/ with her name, city, date/location of photo, a fun VBG-ish fact about her with #myVBG and #vbgbook. Thank you! Lady, Vintage Black, Glamour
Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer
I am excited to announce Vintage Black Glamour's fan site #myVBG - created so we can admire the VBG icons in YOUR life! This is my late great-grandmother Nellie Parson Swilley in the 1940s. I would be honored to have you share the divas in your family on #myVBG. Upload your photos at http://myvbg.com/ with her name, city, date/location of photo, a fun VBG-ish fact about her with #myVBG and #vbgbook. Thank you!
Happy 84th Birthday to the magnificent Geoffrey Holder! This awesome photo, one of my favorites, was taken by Jerry Schatzberg. Films, Photography, Models, Jerry Schatzberg, Actors
Vintage Black Glamour by Nichelle Gainer
Happy 84th Birthday to the magnificent Geoffrey Holder! This awesome photo, one of my favorites, was taken by Jerry Schatzberg.
Happy Birthday Iman! Can you believe this fashion legend is 59 years old today? This photo was taken by the great Francesco Scavullo in 1977. Francesco Scavullo, Natalia Vodianova, Mick Jagger, Cindy Crawford, Heidi Klum, Mannequins, Estelle Lefébure, 3d Foto, Fashion Legend
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Happy Birthday Iman! Can you believe this fashion legend is 59 years old today? This photo was taken by the great Francesco Scavullo in 1977.
I’ve always loved this photo of Dorothy Dandridge relaxing with extras on the set of “Carmen Jones”. What do you think they were talking about? Photo: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library. Hollywood Actresses
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I’ve always loved this photo of Dorothy Dandridge relaxing with extras on the set of “Carmen Jones”. What do you think they were talking about? Photo: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.
Josephine Premice (1926-2001), the splendid Tony-nominated actress, singer and dancer was born 88 years ago today in Brooklyn, New York. Diahann Carroll, her best friend for more than four decades, called the Haitian-American aesthete “a naturally elegant woman who had exquisite taste in everything in life” and credited her with her fashion advice that she still uses. Photo (1951): Kurt Hutton/Stringer/Getty Images. American Singers
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Josephine Premice (1926-2001), the splendid Tony-nominated actress, singer and dancer was born 88 years ago today in Brooklyn, New York. Diahann Carroll, her best friend for more than four decades, called the Haitian-American aesthete “a naturally elegant woman who had exquisite taste in everything in life” and credited her with her fashion advice that she still uses. Photo (1951): Kurt Hutton/Stringer/Getty Images.
So pleased to see Vintage Black Glamour on The Cut today! \o/  ~ Beyond Jean Harlow: Rarely Seen Photos of Glamorous Black Women Vintage Soul, Music Icon, Soul Music, Music Music, Wwe Wallpaper, Vogue Mexico
Beyond Jean Harlow: Rarely Seen Photos of Glamorous Black Women
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Happy 79th Birthday to the one and only Diahann Carroll!! One of my favorite #VBGlegends is seen here in a promotional photo for the Tony Awards - she hosted the 1969 ceremony. Photo by: NBC/NBCU/Getty. Vintage Hollywood, Women In History, Diahann Caroll
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Happy 79th Birthday to the one and only Diahann Carroll!! One of my favorite #VBGlegends is seen here in a promotional photo for the Tony Awards - she hosted the 1969 ceremony. Photo by: NBC/NBCU/Getty.
A Noxzema advertisement that appeared in the February 1968 issue of Ebony. Vintage Advertisements, Vintage Ads, Retro Ads, Vintage Makeup, Black Magazine, Magazine Ads, Magazine Covers
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A Noxzema advertisement that appeared in the February 1968 issue of Ebony.
I am saddened to learn that Alice Coachman, the first Black woman to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games (London 1948 for the high jump) died today at the age of 90 near her home in Albany, Georgia. In this photo, Ms. Coachman (far right) takes a break and watches the 1948 London games with fellow athletes Emma Reed, of Nashville, Tennessee (broad and high jumper) and Nell C. Jackson, of Tuskegee, Alabama, (200 meters and relay. Photo: Bettman/Corbis. The Sporting Life, Tuskegee, Beautiful Images, Culture
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I am saddened to learn that Alice Coachman, the first Black woman to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games (London 1948 for the high jump) died today at the age of 90 near her home in Albany, Georgia. In this photo, Ms. Coachman (far right) takes a break and watches the 1948 London games with fellow athletes Emma Reed, of Nashville, Tennessee (broad and high jumper) and Nell C. Jackson, of Tuskegee, Alabama, (200 meters and relay. Photo: Bettman/Corbis.