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Vintage Black Glamour (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 14/10/2014
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Using rarely accessed photographic archives and private collections, inspired by her family history, Nichelle Gainer has unearthed a revealing treasure trove of historic photographs of famous actors, dancers, writers and entertainers who worked in the 20th-century entertainment business, but who rarely appeared in the same publications as their white counterparts. Alongside the familiar images and stories of renowned performers such as Eartha Kitt, Lena Horne and Aretha Franklin are those of less well-remembered figures such as Bricktop, Pearl Primus, Diana Sands and many, many more. Vintage Black Glamour is a unique, sumptuous and revealing celebration of the lives and indomitable spirit of Black women of a previous era. Although talented, successful and ground-breaking, many of the women in these pages were ignored by mainstream media, but their life's work and attitude stand as inspiration for us still, today. With its stunning photographs and insightful biographies, this book is a hugely important addition to Black history archives.

Publisher: Essential Works Ltd
ISBN: 9781906615895
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 1215 g
Dimensions: 274 x 238 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Assures a spot in history for early black celebrity -- Soraya Nadia McDonald. * Washington Post *
A rarely considered definition of Hollywood glamour -- Allison P Davis. * New York magazine / The Cut *
Pretty darn fabulous ... a must-have! -- Julee Wilson. * Huffington Post *
Once upon a time when we were fabulous; gorgeous Ebony images! -- Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond. * Ebony Magazine *
Full of gorgeous images that rarely make it into the public consciousness. -- Lisa Hix. * Collectors Weekly *

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