The caption from Corbis on this circa 1920s picture reads "Photo shows Thelma and Bonnie, called the "Graceful Creoles," posing coyly for the photographer at the Lido." The Lido is in Venice, Italy. And you thought you just loved "Thelma and Louise"... :)
The brilliant, peerless, hilarious Richard Pryor (1940-2005) was born 73 years ago today in Peoria, IL. In this photo, he and Phylicia Rashad are paying a visit to Ms. Rashad’s sister Debbie Allen in her dressing room on April 27, 1986. Ms. Allen had just opened in the return of Sweet Charity on Broadway. Photo by Ezio. Vintage Black Glamour (The Coffee Table Book!) is coming in 2014! Register your interest here http://vintageblackglamourbook.com/ And thank you!
Dancers Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder (followed by Ms. de Lavallade’s sister, Elaine de Lavallade and Emery Lewis) on their wedding day, June 26, 1955. The wedding was hosted by theater legend Lucille Lortel at her estate in Westport, Connecticut and notables like Diahann Carroll, Josephine Premice, and Carl Van Vechten. Mr. Van Vechten’s assistant at the time, Saul Mauriber, took this photograph. Via:Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Black people can be albino too. Albinism results from a recessive gene in both parents that results in a lack of melanin in their child. at one time, albinos were considered evil and were even hunted or persecuted in some countries. I find them all unique and beautiful.