The Cotton Club

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Ladies of Jazz:    Ella Fitzgerald (April 17th, 1917 - June 15th, 1996)    Billie Holiday (April 7th, 1915 - June 17th, 1959)    Thelma Carpenter (January 15th, 1922 - May 14th, 1997)     Lena Horne (June 30th, 1917 - May 9th, 2010)     Sarah Vaughan (March 27th, 1954 - April 3rd, 1990)      Pearl Bailey (March 29th, 1918 - August 17th, 1990)

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Ladies of Jazz: Ella Fitzgerald (April 17th, 1917 - June 15th, 1996) Billie Holiday (April 7th, 1915 - June 17th, 1959) Thelma Carpenter (January 15th, 1922 - May 14th, 1997) Lena Horne (June 30th,...

I’m Cured for Good Now by Billie Holiday - Ebony Magazine, July, 1949 on Flickr.

I'm Cured for Good Now by Billie Holiday - Ebony Magazine, July, 1949

Click the three dots button above and to the right and then click "all sizes" to read an article or to see the image clearly. I thought others might appreciate these tidbits of forgotten history of People of Color. Please feel free to leave any comments or thoughts or impressions. I look forward to reading them!

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday1958

Jazz Postcard Monterey Jazz Festival, 1958 Photo: Jerry Stoll I believe I also have this in a larger format. I'll have to dig through the stack of Jazz calendars...

Billie Holiday by Yuriy Shevchuk

Jazz Billie Holiday Lady Sings The Blues by Yuriy Shevchuk

Jazz Billie Holiday Lady Sings The Blues Painting by Yuriy Shevchuk

Billie Holiday and Mister

Gardenias on the Left—Lady Day

The Human Flower Project, directed by author and sociologist Julie Ardery, is a weblog of international flower news and floral customs. The site promotes research and discussion of how flowers are used and understood in many cultures, with special emphasis on the florist industry, flower rituals, religious traditions, and the social and psychological dimensions of gardening. The Human Flower Project also includes a photo album featuring flowers in social contexts.

Cotton Club Dancers

Women of the Cotton Club

The Cotton Club was a popular nightclub in Harlem during the Prohibition that was established in 1923. The entertainers and servers at the club were African American; however, the clientele was white. Well-known female artists that performed at the nightclub were Ethel Waters, Lena Horne and The Dandridge Sisters. The Cotton Club was known for supporting black stereotypes, by providing animalistic costumes to the dancers and creating oppressive segregation in the club. The dancers at the…

Billie Holiday at the d’Orly airport, Paris, photographed by Jean-Pierre Leloir, 1958.

BlackGirlsareFromtheFuture

Black Girls are from the Future, by Renina Jarmon, is a book about hip hop, feminism and African American culture. #Blackgirlsarefromthefuture, a book, a blog a movement. Join us....

Billie Holiday

Emilie Bartiaux

Les illustrations de ce blog ne sont pas libres de droit ...

Picture of Billie Holiday and her mother

Billie Holiday Photos (94 of 123) | Last.fm

See Billie Holiday pictures, photo shoots, and listen online to the latest music.

The Nicholas Brothers, legendary dancing brothers Fayard & Harold. With their acrobatic technique (flash dancing), high level of artistry & daring innovations, they are two of the greatest tap dancers ever. They became stars during the Harlem Renaissance and had successful careers on stage, film, & TV. Their signature moves include: leapfrogging with a split down a flight of stairs; dancing on a piano in a call & response act with the pianist; rising from a split without hands. R.I.P…

The Nicholas Brothers, legendary dancing brothers Fayard & Harold. With their acrobatic technique (flash dancing), high level of artistry & daring innovations, they are two of the greatest tap dancers ever. They became stars during the Harlem Renaissance and had successful careers on stage, film, & TV. Their signature moves include: leapfrogging with a split down a flight of stairs; dancing on a piano in a call & response act with the pianist; rising from a split without hands. R.I.P…

Billy Holiday

Fuck Yeah Illustrative Art! • tmackart: HISTORICAL FIGURE #6 Billie Holiday...

tmackart: “ HISTORICAL FIGURE #6 Billie Holiday is amazing and has an incredibly sad life story that seems to seep into all her songs. ”