Stevie Wonder and his first wife, the brilliant singer and songwriter Syreeta Wright (1946-2004) as they celebrate their wedding day on September 12, 1970. Ms. Wright co-wrote “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” and “If You Really Loved Me” with Mr. Wonder and recorded “With You, I’m Born Again” with Billy Preston in 1979. The newlyweds are seen as they leave Bernette Baptist Church in Detroit en route to their reception. They honeymooned in Bermuda. Photo: Bettman/Corbis.
Dancers Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder (followed by Ms. de Lavallade’s sister, Elaine de Lavallade and Emery Lewis) on their wedding day, June 26, 1955. The wedding was hosted by theater legend Lucille Lortel at her estate in Westport, Connecticut and notables like Diahann Carroll, Josephine Premice, and Carl Van Vechten. Mr. Van Vechten’s assistant at the time, Saul Mauriber, took this photograph. Via:Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The brilliant, peerless, hilarious Richard Pryor (1940-2005) was born 73 years ago today in Peoria, IL. In this photo, he and Phylicia Rashad are paying a visit to Ms. Rashad’s sister Debbie Allen in her dressing room on April 27, 1986. Ms. Allen had just opened in the return of Sweet Charity on Broadway. Photo by Ezio. Vintage Black Glamour (The Coffee Table Book!) is coming in 2014! Register your interest here http://vintageblackglamourbook.com/ And thank you!