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15-year-old Janet Collins tried out for the renowned Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo company in 1932 but she declined to join when she found out that she would not be allowed to perform without painting her African American skin white. She went on to become the first (and still to this day, only) Prima Ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera, in 1951. (Photo via PrimaJanetCollins.com) nwhm.org | National Women's History Museum |
Sacha Van Dorssen Fashion editorial for Vogue UK, 1972. #style #fashion
Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore in rehearsal for Thoroughly Modern Millie, 1966
The latest Alexander McQueen collection was inspired in part by the Ballets Russes... after doing some research I can see why...
In the late 1920's in Harlem Lindy Hop was breaking out wherever people were partying... Kinda like today.
Africa | Dancer in traditional costume during a Presidential visit. Ivory Coast. ca. 1947 || Scanned vintage print.
Le Savoy Ballroom est une salle de concerts de jazz et un dancing situé dans le quartier de Harlem à New York. Il fut en activité de 1926 à 1958 et était situé entre les 140e et 141e rue sur l'avenue Lenox. Contrairement au Cotton Club, le Savoy Ballroom était ouvert aux clients noirs. Parmi les grands musiciens qui sont passés au Savoy Ballroom figure Louis Armstrong http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l9lh6sHK5B1qcfykbo1_r4_500.jpg