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On this day, 97 years ago in Brooklyn, New York, we were blessed with none other than Lena Mary Calhoun Horne. Philippe Halsman took this photograph of her in 1954. Photo: Magnum Photos.

On this day, 97 years ago in Brooklyn, New York, we were blessed with none other than Lena Mary Calhoun Horne. Philippe Halsman took this photograph of her in 1954. Photo: Magnum Photos.

Happy Mother’s Day to every mother out there - biological and logical! This is Lena Horne hugging her daughter Gail Jones, backstage at the York Playhouse on October 6, 1960 after Gail made her stage debut in the musical “Valmuouth”. Gail Jones is now Gail Buckley and the author of several books including The Hornes: An American Family.” Photo: Bettman/Corbis.

Happy Mother’s Day to every mother out there - biological and logical! This is Lena Horne hugging her daughter Gail Jones, backstage at the York Playhouse on October 6, 1960 after Gail made her stage debut in the musical “Valmuouth”. Gail Jones is now Gail Buckley and the author of several books including The Hornes: An American Family.” Photo: Bettman/Corbis.

Sorry I’ve been mostly MIA lately so here’s a bit of a peace offering. I wonder if Ms. Horne was wearing Guerlain perfume and a dash of Chen-yu lipstick that day. Photo (1954): Philippe Halsman/Magnum Photos.

Sorry I’ve been mostly MIA lately so here’s a bit of a peace offering. I wonder if Ms. Horne was wearing Guerlain perfume and a dash of Chen-yu lipstick that day. Photo (1954): Philippe Halsman/Magnum Photos.

Lena Horne and Josephine Premice in a scene from the 1958 Broadway musical Jamaica. Ms. Premice (1926-2001), a phenomenal Haitian-American singer, dancer and actress, was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in the show. She was also the mother of writer/producer Susan Fales-Hill. Photo: Bettman/Corbis.

Lena Horne and Josephine Premice in a scene from the 1958 Broadway musical Jamaica. Ms. Premice (1926-2001), a phenomenal Haitian-American singer, dancer and actress, was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in the show. She was also the mother of writer/producer Susan Fales-Hill. Photo: Bettman/Corbis.

Happy New Year again VBG friends! Lena Horne and Hazel Scott are not celebrating the new year in this photo (I always say they were toasting their mutual fabulousness) but I always like to pull this photo out for New Year’s Day. Thank you so much for an amazing 2013.  I am especially grateful to everyone who has registered for my forthcoming book, Vintage Black Glamour, which will be available for pre-order in the coming weeks. Photo: Metronome/Getty.

Happy New Year again VBG friends! Lena Horne and Hazel Scott are not celebrating the new year in this photo (I always say they were toasting their mutual fabulousness) but I always like to pull this photo out for New Year’s Day. Thank you so much for an amazing 2013.  I am especially grateful to everyone who has registered for my forthcoming book, Vintage Black Glamour, which will be available for pre-order in the coming weeks. Photo: Metronome/Getty.

Happy Thanksgiving! Yes, I am dragging out my annual Lena Horne at the stove shot (she is really demonstrating fuel conservation here, circa 1940s, via Corbis) but let’s just pretend she just put a bird in the oven, shall we? And let’s all hope that her hypothetical bird turned out a lot better than my tragic Lemon Pound Cake today. Good thing I’m also bringing a bottle of wine!

Happy Thanksgiving! Yes, I am dragging out my annual Lena Horne at the stove shot (she is really demonstrating fuel conservation here, circa 1940s, via Corbis) but let’s just pretend she just put a bird in the oven, shall we? And let’s all hope that her hypothetical bird turned out a lot better than my tragic Lemon Pound Cake today. Good thing I’m also bringing a bottle of wine!







Lena Horne in Paris at a fashion show by Pierre Balmain with her husband, the conductor and arranger, Lennie Hayton, on September 1, 1960. The model is Paulette and she was wearing Mr. Balmain’s “Bal de Cour” gown. According to her daughter, the author Gail Buckley, Ms. Horne was a good friend of Ginette Spanier, the director of the House of Balmain and often stayed at her home in Paris when she was in town. Photo: Michel Lipchitz/AP.
Lena Horne in Paris at a fashion show by Pierre Balmain with her husband, the conductor and arranger, Lennie Hayton, on September 1, 1960. The model is Paulette and she was wearing Mr. Balmain’s “Bal de Cour” gown. According to her daughter, the author Gail Buckley, Ms. Horne was a good friend of Ginette Spanier, the director of the House of Balmain and often stayed at her home in Paris when she was in town. Photo: Michel Lipchitz/AP.