Posts tagged "hilda simms"
Hilda Simms and Lena Horne in the late 1940s. It drives me crazy that I have not been able to find a legitimate source/photographer behind this photo. It’s one thing to find it on a random website (like I did last year) but it’s another thing to share it and properly credit it for a wider audience. Sigh…

Hilda Simms and Lena Horne in the late 1940s. It drives me crazy that I have not been able to find a legitimate source/photographer behind this photo. It’s one thing to find it on a random website (like I did last year) but it’s another thing to share it and properly credit it for a wider audience. Sigh…

Hilda Simms, the pioneer Minnesota-born actress best known for her starring role in the first all-black production of Anna Lucasta on Broadway, in a glam shot circa 1947. You are not going to believe the awesome pictures I have found of her for the book! Photo: Denis De Marney/Getty Images.

Hilda Simms, the pioneer Minnesota-born actress best known for her starring role in the first all-black production of Anna Lucasta on Broadway, in a glam shot circa 1947. You are not going to believe the awesome pictures I have found of her for the book! Photo: Denis De Marney/Getty Images.

I am a bit obsessed with this awesome picture. It’s Hilda Simms, Langston Hughes (bottom right) and actor Canada Lee (center in white shirt) at a party with other artists around 1944. I recognize the women on the left - but I am drawing a blank on their names so, if you know, please let me know in the comment section. Photo by George Karger/Pix Inc./Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.

Hilda Simms really should have been more famous, but her film career was cut short after being blacklisted in the 1950s.

Hilda Simms really should have been more famous, but her film career was cut short after being blacklisted in the 1950s.

Quintessential Vintage Black Glamour: Lena Horne and Hilda Simms. 
Thank you Benito.

Quintessential Vintage Black Glamour: Lena Horne and Hilda Simms

Thank you Benito.

Pioneering actress Hilda Simms in a 1964 Posner skin cream advertisement.

Pioneering actress Hilda Simms in a 1964 Posner skin cream advertisement.

Hilda Simms, a popular actress best known for her starring role in the first all-black production of Anna Lucasta on Broadway in 1944, on the January 1954 issue of Hue