Posts tagged "1980s"
The beautiful Whitney Houston (1963-2012) 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.

The beautiful Whitney Houston (1963-2012) 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! It was created so we can see and properly admire the VBG icons in YOUR life! I want to see women in your family like your grandmother who may remind you of Lena Horne or Diahann Carroll; a favorite diva aunt with the zest of a Josephine Baker or Gladys Bentley; a mother who brings to mind the heady brilliance of a Dr. Maya Angelou or Ruby Dee. The first three pictures are already up, my mother, grandmother and the beautiful lady picture here, my late great-grandmother Nellie Parson Swilley, my beloved “Mama Nell” in the 1940s. She was so lovely and sharp that a lady tried to buy the hat off of her head after church one day. This is not some family legend - I was actually standing there and watching in amazement at Sandy Mount Baptist Church in Smithfield,Virginia as this lady tried to buy her hat!) Mama Nell also taught me how to cook – and called me Sugarlump.I would be honored to have you share the divas in your family here for the world to see. 
Upload your photos at http://myvbg.com/ and tell us a brief story about her name, city, date and location of photo, a fun VBG-ish fact about her and tag me on Twitter (@VintageBlkGlam) or here on Tumblr with the hashtag #myVBG and#vbgbook. Thank you – I can’t wait to see your #myVBG!

I am excited to announce Vintage Black Glamour’s fan site #myVBG! It was created so we can see and properly admire the VBG icons in YOUR life! I want to see women in your family like your grandmother who may remind you of Lena Horne or Diahann Carroll; a favorite diva aunt with the zest of a Josephine Baker or Gladys Bentley; a mother who brings to mind the heady brilliance of a Dr. Maya Angelou or Ruby Dee. The first three pictures are already up, my mother, grandmother and the beautiful lady picture here, my late great-grandmother Nellie Parson Swilley, my beloved “Mama Nell” in the 1940s. She was so lovely and sharp that a lady tried to buy the hat off of her head after church one day. This is not some family legend - I was actually standing there and watching in amazement at Sandy Mount Baptist Church in Smithfield,Virginia as this lady tried to buy her hat!) Mama Nell also taught me how to cook – and called me Sugarlump.

I would be honored to have you share the divas in your family here for the world to see.

Upload your photos at http://myvbg.com/ and tell us a brief story about her name, city, date and location of photo, a fun VBG-ish fact about her and tag me on Twitter (@VintageBlkGlam) or here on Tumblr with the hashtag #myVBG and#vbgbook. Thank you – I can’t wait to see your #myVBG!

Happy 70th Birthday Diana Ross!!! Still #TheBOSS

Happy 70th Birthday Diana Ross!!! Still #TheBOSS

Sunday Best: Sammy Davis Jr. (1925-1990) with Gregory Hines (1946-2003) in a promotional photo for their 1989 film, TAP. 

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://bit.ly/VBGbook And thank you!

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://bit.ly/VBGbook And thank you!

Whitney Houston would have been 50 years old today. She was born August 9, 1963 in Newark, NJ and this photo was taken by Mariane Barcellona in 1985. What is your favorite Whitney song of all time? I believe “Saving All My Love For You,” still holds the record for me.

Whitney Houston would have been 50 years old today. She was born August 9, 1963 in Newark, NJ and this photo was taken by Mariane Barcellona in 1985. What is your favorite Whitney song of all time? I believe “Saving All My Love For You,” still holds the record for me.

Happy 58th Birthday to the one and only Iman! Our favorite Somali-born diva - groundbreaking supermodel, businesswoman and philanthropist was photographed here for the book “Lichfield - The Most Beautiful Women” in 1980. Photo by Lichfield/Getty Images.

Happy 58th Birthday to the one and only Iman! Our favorite Somali-born diva - groundbreaking supermodel, businesswoman and philanthropist was photographed here for the book “Lichfield - The Most Beautiful Women” in 1980. Photo by Lichfield/Getty Images.