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Often times when we talk about vintage glamour we only see the Audrey Hepburn,’s Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor’s we forget about the Dorothy Dandridge’s and Josephine Baker’s that also help shape our world. Finally our black queens have a place to shine, Nichelle Gainer has been working three longs years researching black beauty pageants and uncovered stunning rare photos for her Tumblr Vintage Black Glamour and is now becoming a coffee table book.
I have been a long follower of Nichelle’s blog ever since I saw Halle Berry portray her in the film “Dorothy Dandridge” the fact that I’ve never heard of her till I was rifling through some old VHS (that’s what we used to watch movies on for you non-90’s babies) when I found the blog I was elated!
So many black queens in their prime and now it’s becoming a book soon to be released this summer.
Are you guys as hyped as I am for this book?
Naomi Sims, 1969
If you want to pre order, you can here