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  1. Diahann Carroll by Carl Van Vechten

    December 31, 2014 by 16stone

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     Diahann Carroll

    Photos: Carl Van Vechten courtesy of Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University


  2. Pam

    May 5, 2014 by 16stone

    Pam Grier

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  3. The Negro Review

    March 31, 2014 by 16stone

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  4. Hep Magazine

    March 4, 2013 by 16stone

    Hep Magazine was a monthly publication of Good Publishing Company of Fort Worth Texas. The company also published Bronze Thrills and Jive magazine. These magazines all have similar story lines based on true confessions of ordinary people and celebrities.  The magazine was popular in beauty and barber shops because of what was considered “risque articles” which were not suitable reading in black families homes. Publication of this magazine had ceased by 1977 and had been in circulation for almost two decades.

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  5. Nobu McCarthy

    February 26, 2013 by 16stone

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    Nobu McCarthy

    Something a little special today! Yesterday I was booked on a commercial for Vitamin Water Japan.  I was having a conversation with one of the crew members about 16 Stone Vintage, when she mentioned Nobu McCarthy. Low and behold I found this gorgeous Canadian- Japanese model and actress. Boy, is she a beauty. See Nobu is action on the Barney Miller show below.

  6. Carmen Jones Promo Posters (part one)

    January 19, 2013 by 16stone

    I am totally in love with these hand colored promotional posters for Carmen Jones. If you have been reading this blog for a while, you know I’m obsessed with hand colored photos. This film featured some of the most famous actors of the period (1954). Carmen Jones features: Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey, and Diahann Carroll. Directed by Otto Preminger and written by Oscar Hammerstein II (book), Harry Kleiner (screenplay). More to come!


    click images twice for a full view

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  7. RIP to Jeni Le Gon

    December 12, 2012 by 16stone

    Jeni Le Gon, tap dancing legend passes away at age 96 in Vancouver.

    Learn More: Jeni Le Gon


    See Jeni Le Gon perform in the 1939 film Double Deal

  8. Happy Birthday Ms. Dandridge

    November 9, 2012 by 16stone

    Dorothy Jean Dandridge 

    (November 9, 1922 – September 8, 1965)

  9. Cuban Bombshell: Chelo Alonso

    October 8, 2012 by 16stone

    Chelo Alonso

    Learn more about Chelo

  10. Vintage Movies We Love: Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.

    March 13, 2012 by 16stone

    Oh my goodness, I can’t believe I’m about to do a blog post about Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. I’d forgotten all about this movie. As a kid, I remember renting this from Blockbuster at least 5 times. I had my own VCR in my room, so my parents never knew about the cursing and the sex scene. They figured it was some tween movie I was watching. Yesterday, it popped up as a suggestion for me on Netflix and I had a sudden flashback to 1992. It’s hard to believe that was 20 years ago already.

    Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.  is a classic hood movie based on a 17 year old girl named Chantel. When I was little I wanted to be just like her. I wanted those braids she had and those round sunglasses she wore. But I watched the movie again last night and my feelings about it have changed slightly. As an adult, Chantel’s character now looks to be rude, naive, and just plain dumb. At one point in the movie she dumps the boyfriend she’s seeing for a new guy just because he had a Jeep, lol. Not to mention she curses at her teachers and parents throughout the movie. She’s certainly not the type of character I’d look up to now. Regardless of the over acting and sketchy plot line, it still remains a cult classic to me. This movie had a lot of heart and a banging soundtrack. For those of us who remember, here’s a look back…