Posts Tagged ‘singer’
March 31, 2014 by 16stone
Category Vintage Beauties, Vintage Fashion, Vintage Lifestyle, Vintage Magazines, Vintage Pin Ups | Tags: 16 stone vintage,1950's,1960's,actress,african american,black women,fashion,glamour,magazine,natural,pin up,retro,singer,vintage,vintage clothing,vintage magazine | No Comments
September 13, 2013 by 16stone
Check out these “shake dancer” legends in action. Most would compare shake dancers to modern day strippers. But burlesque performers were about mastering the art of tease. Most performers were also trained dancers. Burlesque was often used as a starter platform for dancers to take off in their careers. For instance Ethlyn Butler started off as a shake dancer, but later trained as a ballet dancer.
Jet Magazine, Rosemarie Black facebook, FotoMarcos
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June 1, 2012 by 16stone
Category Vintage Lifestyle, Vintage Magazines, Vintage Pin Ups | Tags: 16 stone vintage,1950's,1960's,1970's,african american,black women,costumes,fashion,glamour,magazine,natural,pin up,poster,retro,singer,vintage,vintage clothing,vintage magazine | 1 Comment
April 30, 2012 by 16stone
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Photo credits: Carl Van Vechten
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March 26, 2012 by 16stone
Category Vintage Lifestyle, Vintage Magazines, Vintage Music | Tags: 16 stone vintage,1960's,1970's,african american,afro,black women,jet magazine,music,pam grier,retro,singer,soul,soul music,vintage,vintage clothing,vintage magazine | 2 Comments
February 11, 2012 by 16stone
I can’t even talk about this right now…. This is terrible and heart breaking news.
Whitney you will never be forgotten…
August 9th 1963- Feburary 11th 2012
January 21, 2012 by 16stone
1938 – 2012
Funny…about 2 weeks ago I was in my room playing “I’d rather go blind” over and over. I sang along every time for almost a full hour. Something about Etta’s sultry voice could make you feel her pain through the music. It was the blues… it was crying woman. I felt every shred of sorrow she encompassed through her voice. Etta, you will never be forgotten.
Rest… at last.
From Wikipedia: The Life of Etta James
December 28, 2011 by 16stone
I randomly came across this interesting singing group from the 1960’s called Les Surfs. The Rabaraona family singing group of six originally from Madagascar, found success singing French pop songs. They later recorded albums in Spanish as well. Monikya, the lead singer along with her sister Nicole and 4 of their brothers toured all over world and appearing on many tv shows. What I found so appealing about this group is that they had a number of music videos. We like to think music videos were not a popular thing until the late 1970’s or early 1980’s. However, Les Surfs provides quite the contrary with a quick search on youtube. Might I mention, all the members of Les Surfs were under 5 feet in height. Check out some footage of this incredible group.
December 23, 2011 by 16stone
For years now, I’ve been stopped on the street by random people to tell me I look like a young Nichelle Nichols. I have friends who have begged me to dress as Uhura for Halloween. Well I think it’s an honor to resemble such a vintage beauty. I met her once at the Comic-Con. I thought to myself, okay this is how I will look in 50 years! Hopefully…
From wikipedia: Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Dell Nichols; December 28, 1932) is an American actress, singer and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting. Her most famous role is that of communications officer Lieutenant Uhura aboard theUSS Enterprise in the popular Star Trek television series, as well as the succeeding motion pictures, where her character was eventually promoted in Starfleet to the rank of commander.
Find more about Nichelle: http://uhura.com/
August 10, 2010 by 16stone
Miss Pearl Bailey… There aren’t enough words in my heart to express how much I adore her talent. She was one of the most gorgeous vintage beauties of all times. She was delicate and feminine, and rough when she needed to be as well. Pearl got her start doing Vaudeville, but eventually made it to Broadway.
Pearl performed among the most famous entertainers of her time. In 1954, she took the role of Frankie in the film version of Carmen Jones. She also starred in the Broadway musical House of Flowers. In 1959, she played the role of Maria in the film version of Porgy and Bess, starring Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge. Also that year, she played the role of “Aunt Hagar” in the movie St Louis Bluesalongside Mahalia Jackson, Eartha Kitt,and Nat King Cole.
Her beauty and grace continues to inspire me. The bellowing waves of her hair, and the perfect placement of the feather on the dress blows me away. A stellar confident posture and innocent gaze in her eyes will never be forgotten.
Cheers to Pearl Bailey…
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