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In the 1950s, Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play Hollywood's most popular nightclub, Mocambo, because of her race. Marilyn Monroe, who was a big fan, called the owner & told him that if he booked Ella, Marilyn would be there every night — which guaranteed huge press coverage. He booked Ella and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. Ella said, "After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.”

MARILYN MONROE~Ella Fitzgerald wanted to play at Mocambo, a very popular club in the but they wouldn’t book her because she was black. Marilyn Monroe called the owner & said she would sit at the front table every night Ella sang. And she did.

This Black Lives Matter Photo Should Be Seen Around The World

“BoingBoing: RT IeshiaEvans: This is the work of God. Im a vessel,Glory to the most high! Im alive and safe.

While performing with the group, Aida met her future husband, prominent vaudeville performer George Walker.

While performing with the group, Aida met her future husband, prominent vaudeville performer George Walker. Go figure another Aida Walker!

Hazel Scott on her wedding day, Harlem NYC (August 1945). Life magazine, photography by Sam Shere.

Hazel Scott marries Adam Clayton Powell Jr, 1945 New Yorkers honor the marriage of Harlem’s preacher-politician to a beautiful hot piano player” 13 Aug Life magazine.

Vintage Afro beauty

Tintype - Black Woman with Wonderful Hat Even though the tintype was often casual it was also sometimes very formal. In this image a black woman poses for her picture in what must be her “Sunday best”.