Congratulations to Cicely Tyson on her first ever Tony nomination for The Trip to Bountiful! In this 1973 photo, she is trying on a dress in Paris. Ms. Tyson, a two-time Emmy winner and Oscar nominee, was nominated for her role in the current Broadway hit The Trip to Bountiful Broadway which also stars Vanessa Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Wopat and Condola Rashad - daughter of Phylicia Rashad and a two-time Tony nominee herself! Photo: Jean-Claude Deutsch/Paris Match/Getty.
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.
Dorothy Dandridge and Alex Cressan, her co-star in the 1958 film “Tamango” (he played the title role, the leader of a slave revolt) at Maxim’s in Paris in April, 1957. Mr. Cressan was a medical student in Martinique before he made “Tamango,” his only film. Photo: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images.
Vintage Black Glamour hit 25,000 “likes” today! I think I will celebrate that along with the birthday of Louis Armstrong, seen here in Paris in 1960 with Duke Ellington in a photo by Herman Leonard. Mr. Armstrong was actually born on August 4, 1901 - but he believed he was born on July 4th for his entire life (he died in 1971). In the mid-1980s, baptismal records were discovered that revealed his real birthdate.
Diahann Carroll & Sidney Poitier in the 1961 film Paris Blues with Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward. Poitier and Newman play expatriate American jazz musicians who fall in love with American tourists Carroll and Woodward.