this photo from May 1956Read More
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Award-winning sitcom set in the world of fashion and PR.
Featuring Actresses Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley.
on her first appearance on The Colgate Comedy Hour. The video is available on The Colaget Comedy HourRead More
a television film directed by Martha Coolidge. Filmed over a span of a few weeks in early 1998, the film was aired in the United States on August 21, 1999. The original music score was composed by Elmer Bernstein. The film is marketed with the tagline: “Right woman. Right place. Wrong time.” 2000 Black Reel Awards 2000 Directors Guild of America 2000 Emmy Awards 2000 Golden Globes 2000 Image Awards 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
She was everything America wanted a movie star to be…except white Actress, dancer, singer. Here was a woman with talent, beauty and ambition. Dorothy Dandridge owed it to herself to make it to the top. And make it, she would. An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn’t let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds she beat out many more famous rivals for the role of “Carmen Jones”, becoming the first black woman ever nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award. Marriages and affairs would break her heart, but her heart was strong. Seductive and easily seduced, she was born to be a star – with all the glory and all the pain of being loved, abused, cheated, glorified, undermined and undefeated. Here was a woman who wouldn’t wait in the wings. Halle Berry stars as Dorothy Dandrige.
Ophelia DeVore, the pioneering former model who went on to open a legendary modeling agency and a school for people of color, on why she took her business international. The video is by the National Visionary Leadership Project which was co-founded by Camille Cosby and Renee Poussaint.
Models and actors who came through her school included Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson, Ellen Holly, Richard RoundtreeRead More
not just a groundbreaker, she was one of the most successful models of the 1950s and 1960s. Signed to Ophelia DeVore’s modeling agency, she went on to model in advertisements for Kodak, Bulova and countless other brands.Read More
Legendary model agent and Vogue Italia editor-at-large Bethann Hardison is one of the most stunning women we know. It’s no wonder—in the ’60s and 70s, she was a boundary-breaking fashion model!Read More
was a model and cover girl. She also appeared in several films, most notably as the title character in Salome, a 1972 film by director Carmelo Bene, and several films by Andy Warhol.
In January 1965, a sketch of Luna appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar.She became the first African American model to appear on the cover of British Vogue (March 1966); the photograph was by David Bailey.”