Rarely seen photos of Vintage Black Glamour
Vintage Glamour is beautiful. The glamour shot photography of that era has no competition. The glamour shot changed Hollywood and the public’s view of the “celebrity”. The history of the glamour shot originated with printed 2 1/2 x 4″ cartes-de-visites during the American Civil War. By the 1930s, the glamour shot was perfected by celebrity publicity campaigns.
Vintage Hollywood has been a big staple in American culture, images of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn are common but classic black stars like Dorothy Dandridge and Ethel Waters are rarely seen.
Vintage Black glamour needs to be celebrated. The women of the classic era paved a way for modern Black Hollywood. They displayed their beauty and talent when black representation was non-existent.