Posts tagged "dressing room"
Sarah Vaughan, born on this day in 1924 in Newark, NJ, in her dressing room in Chicago, 1948. I wonder which fragrance she was using? Photo: Ted Williams.
I hear that Dame Shirley Bassey will make her first appearance on the Academy Awards on February 24th. I can’t wait to see that! Here, she is in her dressing room in London in May 1958, looking almost as good as she does today! Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images.
Duke Ellington, amid “his 20 suits, 15 shirts, suede shoes and his ever present piano” in his dressing room at the Paramount Theater in New York in September 1946. This picture appeared in a series of intimate dressing room shots by the now legendary photographer, William Gottlieb, for Down Beat magazine, where he was a staff photographer at the time. Photo via The Library of Congress.
Nina Simone in her dressing room at the Village Gate in Manhattan before a live recording session in March 1965. Photo by Sam Falk/New York Times Co./Getty Images.
Janet Collins, the first Black prima ballerina at The Metropolitan Opera in her dressing room on the night of her debut, November 11, 1951. Ms. Collins, a cousin of Carmen de Lavallade, performed Giuseppe Verdi’s “Aida” that night. She died in 2003 at the age of 86.
Lena Horne was born in Brooklyn, New York, 95 years ago today. In this photo from May 1956, she is trying on a dress - and wearing those saleswomen out…
Photo: William Lovelace/Express/Getty Images.