Sidney Poitier and Eartha Kitt in the 1957 film “The Mark of the Hawk.” Mr. Poitier portrays a London-born African who returns home for a political position. His character’s name? Wait for it… Obam. Ms. Kitt plays his stylish wife Renee. Photo: John Springer Collection/Corbis.
Jimi Hendrix would have turned 70 years old today. As TIME magazine so aptly put it, “Who else can be heard, resoundingly, in the music of both Prince and Metallica? Funkadelic and Van Halen?” Well, no one… Photo: Barrie Wentzell.
Happy 73rd Birthday to the One and Only Tina Turner!!! At left, she is attending the opening party for “Tommy” on March 18, 1975 (Sal Traina/Conde Nast). In the picture on the right, she is attending Giorgio Armani’s fashion show in Milan on February 28,2011. (Venturelli/WireImage).
A 1959 advertisement for After Six formal wear that appeared in Ebony magazine. The female model appears to be the same model from the 1959 Bulova watch advertisement I posted yesterday. I really need to find out her name and where she is from (Detroit? Lagos?)
Maria Hawkins Ellington tries on one of her gifts at a party in Harlem celebrating her marriage to Nat “King” Cole in March 1948. The Coles were married at the famous Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem by Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Photo by Lisa Larsen/Time Life Pictures.