on the cover of JET, July 11, 1974Read More
on the cover of JET, July 11, 1974Read More
Mrs. Johnson, who ran the Ebony Fashion Fair shows for decades, is featured in the Wall Street Journal’s Style section today: How a Couture Pioneer Changed Fashion.Read More
Award-winning sitcom set in the world of fashion and PR.
Featuring Actresses Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley.
Looking youthful than some women who are 20 years younger.Read More
In an idealized New York City during the early ’60s, Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) is a charming socialite with a youthful zest for life who lives alone in a nearly bare apartment. She has such a flippant lifestyle that she won’t even give her cat a name, because that would be too much of a commitment to a relationship. Maintaining a childlike innocence yet wearing the most perfect of designer clothes and accessories from Givenchy, she spends her time on expensive dates and at high-class parties. She escorts various wealthy men, yet fails to return their affections after they have given her gifts and money. Holly’s carefree independence is changed when she meets her neighbor, aspiring writer Paul (George Peppard), who is suffering from writer’s block while being kept by a wealthy woman (Patricia Neal). Just when Holly and Paul are developing their sweet romance, Doc (Buddy Ebsen) appears on the scene and complicates matters, revealing the truth about Holly’s past. Breakfast at Tiffany’s was nominated for several Academy awards, winning Best Score for Henry Mancini and Best Song for Johnny Mercer’s classic tune “Moon River”. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, RoviRead More
At one time the longest-running Broadway musical, My Fair Lady was adapted by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe from the George Bernard Shaw comedy Pygmalion. Outside Covent Garden on a rainy evening in 1912, dishevelled cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn) meets linguistic expert Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison). After delivering a musical tirade against “verbal class distinction,” Higgins tells his companion Colonel Pickering (Wilfred Hyde-White) that, within six months, he could transform Eliza into a proper lady, simply by teaching her proper English. The next morning, face and hands freshly scrubbed, Eliza presents herself on Higgins’ doorstep, offering to pay him to teach her to be a lady. “It’s almost irresistable,” clucks Higgins. “She’s so deliciously low. So horribly dirty.” He turns his mission into a sporting proposition, making a bet with Pickering that he can accomplish his six-month miracle to turn Eliza into a lady. This is one of the all-time great movie musicals, featuring classic songs and the legendary performances of Harrison, repeating his stage role after Cary Grant wisely turned down the movie job, and Stanley Holloway as Eliza’s dustman father. Julie Andrews originated the role of Eliza on Broadway but producer Jack Warner felt that Andrews, at the time unknown beyond Broadway, wasn’t bankable; Hepburn’s singing was dubbed by Marni Nixon, who also dubbed Natalie Wood in West Side Story (1961). Andrews instead made Mary Poppins, for which she was given the Best Actress Oscar, beating out Hepburn. The movie, however, won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Harrison, and five other Oscars, and it remains one of the all-time best movie musicalsRead More
SABRINA, starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden. The film’s promotional materials and trail made much ado about the film’s pedigree, which boasted of four osacr-winners in the three leads and the director, but the charm of this film is its Cinderella-like story of a chauffer’s daughter who blossoms into a stylish youg woman after spending time in Paris. Critics loved the film, which received six Oscar nominations including Best Actress, Best Director and Best Screenpaly. Only Edith Head took home the coveted stauette for her chic costume design.Read More
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.”
Model/actress Denyce LawtonRead More