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.
Josephine Baker surrounded by admirers at the Olympia theater in Paris in the 1940s surrounded by admirers. Her husband, Jo Bouillon and the French singer and actor, Georges Guetary are at her side. Photo: Maurice Zalewski, Gamma-Rapho/Getty.
Legendary dancer and actress, Jeni LeGon in a studio shot from May 1935. Born in Chicago in 1916, Ms. LeGon began her career in the 1930s when she was just sixteen, dancing in a chorus line backed by Count Basie’s Orchestra. She is probably best remembered for dancing with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson in “Hooray for Love”, which also featured Fats Waller. Incredibly, Ms. LeGon was the only Black woman dancer to dance with Mr. Robinson on-screen. She appeared in over twenty-four films during the course of her career, including “Bright Road” with Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte in 1953 and “Bones” with Snoop Dogg in 2001. More information on Ms. LeGon is in the comment section. Photo: Bettman/Corbis.
Denise Nicholas as school counselor Liz McIntyre from the groundbreaking television show, “Room 222” in September 1969. Ms. Nicholas also starred in - and wrote for - the drama, “In the Heat of the Night” in the 1980s and was once married to the singer-songwriter, Bill Withers. In 2005, she released her debut novel “Freshwater Road,” which was loosely based on her own life. The novel follows a young Michigan woman’s journey south as a volunteer during 1964’s “Freedom Summer.” Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images.