Happy New Year Vintage Black Glamour Friends! Surely I don’t have to tell most of you that this is Lena Horne and Hazel Scott (circa 1940s - Metronome/Getty) but I will say that they were not toasting the new year in this picture. I suspect they were merely toasting their mutual fabulousness…
Thank you so much for such an awesome 2012 (57,000+ Facebook fans, 4,000+ Twitter followers, 132,000+ (!) Tumblr blog subscribers - I am so grateful for each and every one of you.
The great singer and pianist Hazel Scott with her then husband, New York congressman and minister Adam Clayton Powell Jr. at the opening night of the club Bop City in New York City in April 1949. Photo: Martha Holmes/Time Life Pictures.
Hazel Scott chatting with Bill Cosby and James Moody (Yes, Moody’s Mood for Love) in 1968 at a Los Angeles bar called Hong Kong. This photo was included in a March 1968 story about Ms. Scott in Ebony magazine.
Hazel Scott (with Paul Robeson in the background) performing at a dinner in Brooklyn in honor of Hugh Mulzac, the first African American captain in the U.S. Navy to command an integrated crew during World War II.