Nichelle Gainer

Nichelle Gainer

www.vintageblackglamour.com
New York / Nichelle Gainer, author of Vintage Black Glamour and Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen's Quarters from Rocket 88 Books. http://www.vintageblackglamourbook.com
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Negroland: A Memoir: Margo Jefferson: Required Reading...

A& YORK TIMES& At once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac—here is a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through.

Vintage Black Glamour - Special Edition and Hardcover and the forthcoming Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters (May 2016). Available for order and pre-order now!...

Vintage Black Glamour - Special Edition and Hardcover and the forthcoming Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters (May Available for order and pre-order now!

Look who’s back! Ms. Eartha Kitt herself SERVING like only she could on the Special Silk Edition of my book, Vintage Black Glamour which is back in stock just in time for Black Friday!

Eartha Kitt herself SERVING like only she could on the Special Silk Edition of my book, Vintage Black Glamour which is back in stock just in time for Black Friday and, of course, Christmas!

Valaida Snow, renowned musician and composer (1904-1956), conducting an orchestra in London in October 1934.

Valaida Snow, renowned musician and composer conducting an orchestra in London in October I was proud to be able to include this photo in my book, Vintage Black Glamour and even more thrilled that Ms.

Viola & Regina & Uzo & Shonda

Viola & Regina & Uzo & Shonda

Pre-order begins today for my next book, Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters! We are still tweaking things a bit (including the final cover) but you can go to http://bit.ly/VBGmensbook right now and pre-order. Publication date: Early 2016. You can also still buy the women’s book, Vintage Black Glamour HERE.  And, yes, that is boxing legend Sugar Ray Robinson.

Vintage Black Glamour and Vintage Black Glamour: Gentleman’s Quarters are now available individually and as a fabulous box set from Rocket 88 Books. The Vintage Black Glamour documentary is.

Missy Elliott’s Super Bowl takeover reminded me of this: If she acts, this could be a great role for her. Gladys Bentley (1907-1960) She was a 16-year-old renegade when she arrived in Harlem in the 1920s and was an immediate success singing at rent parties and clubs. Unapologetically masculine onstage, she was known for her signature top hat and tails and her gleefully obscene set drew large crowds to her shows at The Clam House, the famous gay club, and other hot Harlem venues of the day.

Gladys Bentley The Pansy Craze was a period in the late and early in which gay clubs and performers (known as pansy performers) experienced a surge in underground popularity in the United States.

This iconic image of the one and only Eartha Kitt appears in my book Vintage Black Glamour. It was taken by Moneta Sleet, Jr., the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ebony photographer, in 1956 at the opening of Roxanne’s Dressmakng Shop in New York City, co-owned by Ms. Kitt.

vintageblackglamour: “This iconic image of the one and only Eartha Kitt appears in my book Vintage Black Glamour. It was taken by Moneta Sleet, Jr., the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ebony photographer, in.

Happy New Year to my dear Vintage Black Glamour readers and friends! I am a writer but…. I do not have adequate words to express my gratitude and the elation that I feel about everyone who purchased my book this year - and supported VBG from the (social media) beginning in 2011. Thank you SO much and Happy New Year (from The Three Degrees and me)!!

In this photo, we have singing superstars The Three Degrees: Fayette Pinckney, Sheila Ferguson and Valerie Holiday. They were toasting the success of their smash, “When Will I See You Again” in 1974

The great Redd Foxx (1922-1991) was born John Elroy Sanford 92 years ago today in St. Louis, Missouri. This photo of Mr. Foxx with Nina Simone in 1959 is one of my favorites. Photo: G. Marshall Wilson.

Redd Foxx (wow sp young, not the Red Foxx I remember from my youth "Sanford & Son"), shown here with Nina Simone chilling in They were shot by G. Marshall Wilson who was a staff photographer for EBONY for 33 years.