Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye
Dance icon Katherine Dunham with two of her dancers and actor and singer Tony Martin in the 1948 film, “Casbah.” The film was about a group of jewel thieves led by Mr. Martin’s “Pepe Le Moko” in Algiers. Bonus trivia: Mr. Martin was married to the legendary dancer Cyd Charrisse for 60 years and none other than Eartha Kitt made her film debut here - she was one of Ms. Dunham’s dancers. Photo: Missouri Historical Society via The Library of Congress.
Happy Father’s Day! This is Sammy Davis Jr. and his son Mark in 1964. Photo: Leonard McCombe/Time-Life Pictures.
Beautiful Alfre Woodard, onstage in a Boston University production of Thesmophoriazousae. Ms. Woodard, a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, graduated from Boston University’s College of Fine Arts in 1974 with a degree in drama. She also received an honorary degree in 2004. Photo by BU Photography.
Billie Holiday, photographed by Carl Van Vechten in 1949. One of my favorite scholars, Columbia University professor Farah Jasmine Griffin, noted the following in her book, “If You Can’t Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday: “The photographer remembers photographing her for two hours, and while she was initially despondent, she returned from a brief sojourn “on a different plane, all energy, sympathy, cooperation and interest.” Photo: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Dorothy Dandridge dancing and singing “Oh-Ah-Oh” during her opening night performance at The Riviera in Las Vegas in November 1955. Photo: Bettman/Corbis.
Michael Jackson at the premiere of “The Wiz” on October 24, 1978 in New York City. Can you believe it’s been four years already? Photo: Bettman/Corbis.
Tuesday: Pride Month
A belated Tumblr Tuesday to celebrate today’s Supreme Court ruling supporting marriage equality.
Human Rights Campaign
Follow the countdown to the Supreme Court’s decision in the fight for marriage equality.
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F Yeah Bisexuality
A blog giving praise to the bisexual community? F Yeah, for sure!
Fuck Yeah Lesbian Literature
A great way to find novels other works of literature that feature a strong, gay, female lead.
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Candid Lady (1) by Burt Goldblatt in 1958
Watching the magnificent Ella Fitzgerald duet with Frank Sinatra on AspireTV. This photo is not from that show, but it is in the same timeframe (1950s). Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images.