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Renaissance men: Twin brother artists Morgan and Marvin Smith moved to Harlem from Kentucky in 1933, setting up a photo studio next door to theApollo Theatre. For the next 50 years, they worked in painting and photography, drawing luminaries to their studio such as Duke Ellington, Eartha Kitt, W.E.B. Dubois, and Langston Hughes. This picture is by artists Marvin and Morgan Smith; Photo: M & M Smith, courtesy ITVS

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Ella Fitzgerald, Olympia Theatre, Paris, 1960. Photo by Herman Leonard.

Billie Holiday

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Louis Armstrong with Josephine Baker

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formfollowsfunctionjournal: McQueen missavagardner: Steve McQueen photographed by Roy Schatt, 1956.

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