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Pearl Bailey and husband

Pearl Bailey & husband jazz drummer Louis Bellson were married 38 years. Reportedly, they fell in love while sharing a cab.

Saw her in a club once - she was great! (looks like Queen Latifah, yes?)Pearl Bailey, 1940s

Carmen De Lavallade and husband Geoffrey Holder, 1955. Photo: Carl Van Vechten.

Pearl Bailey photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1946

Pearl Bailey::Carl Van Vechten

Eartha Kitt by Carl Van Vetchen, October 1954

James Baldwin, novelist, photographed by Carl van Vechten need to delve into more of his work!

Pearl Bailey and her husband Louie Bellson backstage at "House of Flowers" where she is starring in the show in New York City 01-22-1955

Pearl Bailey ♥ I love her Christmas song - A Five Pound Box of Money ;^D