January 17, 2013
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Eartha Kitt, one of the reasons Vintage Black Glamour exists, was born 86 years ago today in North, South Carolina. In this photograph, she is shown at a cast party for “Leonard Sillman’s New Faces of 1952,” the show where she made her Broadway debut and sang, for the first time, her classic song, “Monotonous.” Photo: Museum of the City of New York

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Eartha Kitt, one of the reasons Vintage Black Glamour exists, was born 86 years ago today in North, South Carolina. In this photograph, she is shown at a cast party for “Leonard Sillman’s New Faces of 1952,” the show where she made her Broadway debut and sang, for the first time, her classic song, “Monotonous.” Photo: Museum of the City of New York

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October 1, 2011
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Sophia Loren learns “modern terpsichore” in Italy with a Katherine Dunham dancer. Dunham herself was directing them. Jet, June 30, 1955.

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Sophia Loren learns “modern terpsichore” in Italy with a Katherine Dunham dancer. Dunham herself was directing them. Jet, June 30, 1955.

September 30, 2011
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Singer, musician and producer Sylvia Robinson circa 1957. Ms.  Robinson had a #11 hit, “Love is Strange” in 1957 and another hit, “Pillow Talk,” in 1973 before founding Sugar Hill Records with her husband Joe. She also discovered The Sugar Hill Gang and signed Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five to Sugar Hill Records.  Ms. Robinson died on September 29, 2011 in New Jersey at the age of 75.
Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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Singer, musician and producer Sylvia Robinson circa 1957. Ms.  Robinson had a #11 hit, “Love is Strange” in 1957 and another hit, “Pillow Talk,” in 1973 before founding Sugar Hill Records with her husband Joe. She also discovered The Sugar Hill Gang and signed Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five to Sugar Hill Records.  Ms. Robinson died on September 29, 2011 in New Jersey at the age of 75.

Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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September 24, 2011
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Lena Horne in a 1959 ad for Lena Horne Cosmetics. Legendary actress Gloria Swanson was an investor in the brand.

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Lena Horne in a 1959 ad for Lena Horne Cosmetics. Legendary actress Gloria Swanson was an investor in the brand.

September 24, 2011
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Sarah Vaughan in a 1959 Rheingold beer ad. 

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Sarah Vaughan in a 1959 Rheingold beer ad. 

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September 6, 2011
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Educator Charlotte Hawkins Brown on her wedding day in 1912.  Founder of the historic Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina, Ms. Brown was also one of the invaluable suffragists who worked for black women to have the same equal rights black men and white women were fighting for in the early 20th century.  
She was also the great aunt of singer Natalie Cole. In fact, she raised Natalie’s mother Maria and her sisters (her brother’s children) when their mother died in childbirth. Ms. Brown died in 1961.

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Educator Charlotte Hawkins Brown on her wedding day in 1912.  Founder of the historic Palmer Memorial Institute in North Carolina, Ms. Brown was also one of the invaluable suffragists who worked for black women to have the same equal rights black men and white women were fighting for in the early 20th century.  

She was also the great aunt of singer Natalie Cole. In fact, she raised Natalie’s mother Maria and her sisters (her brother’s children) when their mother died in childbirth. Ms. Brown died in 1961.

August 28, 2011
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Lena Horne and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a party Ms. Horne gave in Dr. King’s honor in New York in 1963. Photo by Steve Schapiro.

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Lena Horne and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a party Ms. Horne gave in Dr. King’s honor in New York in 1963. Photo by Steve Schapiro.

August 28, 2011
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Nat King Cole in Los Angeles in the late 1950s. 

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Nat King Cole in Los Angeles in the late 1950s. 

August 28, 2011
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The legendary Nicholas Brothers, Harold and Fayard Nicholas on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, January 17, 1955. 

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The legendary Nicholas Brothers, Harold and Fayard Nicholas on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, January 17, 1955. 

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