0:15 - 0:18 Nina Mae McKinney - Actress/Dancer/Singer 0:18 - 0:20 Betti Mays - 1940's Singer/Dancer 0:20 - 0:22 - Anne Wiggins Brown - Concert Singer/Broadway Actress of Porgy 0:22 - 0:24 Blanche Thompson - Dancer/Creator of The Brownskin Models Revue 0:24 - 0:26 Ethel Moses - Cotton Club Dancer/Actress 0:26 - 0:28 Mauri Lynn - Actress/Model 0:28 - 0:30 Dolores Brown - Singer/Recording Artist 0:30 - 0:32 Louise Franklin - Movie Dancer/Actress 0:32 - 0:33 Evelyn Preer - Actress/Singer 0:34 - 0:35 Marion Egbert - Cotton Club Chorine 0:36 - 0:38 Lavada Carter - 1930s Singer/Dancer 0:39 - 0:40 Valaida Snow - Singer/Dancer/Trumpeter 0:41 - 0:42 Hilda Simms - Actress 0:43 - 0:44 Hazel Scott - Singer/Pianist 0:44 - 0:45 Margot - 1930's Ballroom Dancer of Margot and Norton 0:46 - 0:47 Joyce Bryant - 1950's Singer 0:48 - 0:49 Margaret Whitten - 1930's/1940's Actress 0:50 - 0:51 Cleo Hayes - 1930's/1940's Dancer / Cotton Club 0:52 - 0:53 Jean Parks - 1940's Singer/Friend of Malcolm X 0:54 - 0:55 Marie Bryant - Dancer 0:56 - 0:58 Ellen Holly - Actress 0:59 - 1:00 Marva Trotter Louis - Model/First Wife of Joe Louis 1:00 - 1:02 Una Mae Carlisle - Singer/Pianist/Songwriter 1:02 - 1:04 Gladys Snyder - 1940's Actress 1:04 - 1:06 Edna Mae Harris - Actress/Singer/Dancer 1:06 - 1:08 Anna Mae Winburn - Singer/Bandleader of The Sweethearts of Rhythm 1:08 - 1:10 Vivienne Baber - 1930's/1940's Actress 1:10 - 1:12 Ginger Smock - Violinist 1:12 - 1:14 Lucille Battle/Mille Monroe - Actresses/Dancers 1:15 - 1:17 Angela De Lavallade - Actress/Model 1:17 - 1:19 Pat Rainey - Singer 1:19 - 1:21 Edna Mae Holly - Dancer/First wife of Sugar Ray Robinson 1:21 - 1:23 Pauline Green - Model 1:23 - 1:24 Etta Rae - Model 1:25 - 1:27 Anise Boyer - Dancer/Cotton Club/Anise and Aland 1:27 - 1:30 Millie Monroe, Mildred Boyd, Louise Franklin - Dancers/Actresses 1:30 - 1:32 Florence O'Brien - Comedian/Singer/Dancer/Actress 1:32 - 1:34 Suzette Harbin - Actress/Dancer 1:34 - 1:36 Nellie Hill - Singer/Actress 1:37 - 1:39 Francine Everett - Singer/Actress 1:39 - 1:41 Victoria Spivey - Blues Singer 1:41 - 1:43 Theresa Harris - Hollywood Actress/Singer 1:43 - 1:45 Ruby Hill - Singer 1:46 - 1:47 Bette McLaurin - Singer 1:47 - 1:50 Sarah Lou Harris - Model 1:50 - 1:52 Artie Young - Dancer/Actress 1:52 - 1:54 Madeline Belt - Dancer 1:54 - 1:57 Sahji / Madeline Jackson - Exotic Dancer 1:58 - 2:00 Connie Harris - Exotic Dancer 2:01 - 2:03 - Ida James - Singer/Actress 2:03 - 2:04 Rita Christiani - Dancer 2:05 - 2:07 Meta Cardoza - Dancer 2:07 - 2:09 Madelyn Green - Singer 2:09 - 2:10 Carroll Chilton - Dance Team of Chilton and Thomas 2:11 - 2:12 Eunice Wilson - 1930s Singer/Dancer 2:13 - 2:14 Neeka Shaw - 1930's Entertainer 2:15 - 2:17 The Pope Sisters - 1930's Sister Singing Group 2:17 - 2:19 Vivian Dandridge - Singer/Actress 2:20 - 2:22 Sheila Guyse - 1940s Singer/Actress 2:22 - 2:25 Judy Carol - Dancer/Singer 2:25 - 2:27 - Dorothy Van Engle - 1930s Model/Oscar Micheaux Actress 2:28 - 2:29 Ruth Hill - 1940s Singer 2:30 - 2:31 Fredi Washington - Actress/Dancer 2:32 - 2:33 - Isabel Washington - Actress/Dancer 2:34 - 2:35 Louise Jota Cook - 1930s Dancer 2:36 - 2:37 Blanche Calloway - Singer/Bandleader 2:38 - 2:39 Savannah Churchill - Singer/Recording Artist 2:40 - 2:41 Izinetta Wilcox - Actress/Singer 2:48 - 2:51 Florence Mills - 2:52 - 2:55 Bessie Smith - 2:56 - 2:59 Ethel Waters 3:00 - 3:04 Maude Russell - Dancer/Actress - Introduced The Charleston 3:05 - 3:07 Josephine Baker 3:08 - 3:11 Adelaide Hall 3:12 - 3:16 Valaida Snow 3:16 - 3:19 Lucia Moses - Cotton Club Chorine/Dancer/Star of Scar of Shame 3:20 - 3:23 Alice Whitman - Tap Dancer/Apart of The Whitman Sisters Revue that opened the doors for many black performers 3:24 - 3:28 Nina Mae McKinney 3:29 - 3:32 Hycinth Curtis - Cotton Club Dancer 3:33 - 3:36 Etta Moten 3:37 - 3:40 Elisabeth Welch 3:41 - 3:44 Billie Holiday 3:45 - 3:47 Maxine Sullivan 3:47 - 3:50 Ella Fitzgerald 3:51 - 3:54 Lena Horne 3:55 - 3:59 Katherine Dunham 4:00 - 4:02 Sarah Vaughn 4:03 - 4:06 Hazel Scott 4:07 - 4:10 Hadda Brooks 4:10 - 4:14 Eartha Kitt 4:15 - 4:19 Sheila Guyse 4:20 - 4:22 Dorothy Dandridge 4:23 - 4:26 Suzette Harbin 4:27 - 4:30 Ophelia DeVore - Pioneer of Black Models 4:31 - 4:35 Tessa Prendergast - Pioneer Designer 4:36 - 4:39 Pearl Bailey 4:40 - 4:43 Muriel Rahn 4:44 - 4:48 Ruby Dee
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For all you dummies that are either blind or dumb, or both, there are dark-skin women in my video. The following are...Betti Mays, Mauri Lynn, Hazel Scott, Etta Rae, Suzette Harbin, Theresa Harris, Bette McLaurin, Dorothy Van Engle, Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Maxine Sullivan, Sarah Vaughn, Pearl Bailey, and Sheila Guyse. In those days, black women were lighten in photos, so some were photographed lighter then they actually were. Also, for the ones that complain that there aren't names on the photos, if I would have put names it would have destroyed the photos, so I put the names in the description, so if your too lazy to review that, that's you!
just waaaaaay too much gorgeous-ness!
B.S. most of these women are biracial with white features and not pretty black women
These lovely women are fantastic! I put some modern actress of today that sort of remind me of those lovely women of yesterday.: 0:19 ( Best Man Holiday1-2)...Nia Long comes to mind. 0:26 ( Best Man Holiday 1-2 ) Saana Latham. 0:43 Alicia Keys, 2:21 Taraji PHenson, 2:29 Essence Atkins, 2:31Regina King, 3:01 Pam Grier, 3:07 Isabel Sanford ( Mrs. Jefferson ) 3:09 Monica Calhone ( Best Man Holiday 1-2 ) 3:34 Isabel Sanford ( Mrs. Jefferson ) again. 3:43Mickey Howard 90's r&b singer. 3:57 Vanity of Vanity 6
The articles in the old JET magazines are something else...wow...lol.
i think people calling these women biracials using revisionist history or bringing their own modern-day outlooks on race to this video. imo, you are biracial if one of your parents is self-identified as a different race. at this time in u.s. history, very few black people had a parent of a different race from them. most black americans have white in them as a result of a white man raping a black woman at some point, but this is the 30s/40s. several years after slavery. i'll bet they come from families where people are light and where they only reproduced with other light people. or, their grandfather (slave master) was white or a grandparent was mixed (from rape of a slave woman) but, many ( like web dubois and charles drew and thurgood marshall) still identified as black. this was their mentality and this was their struggle. now, if you wanna call barack obama biracial, so be it. i've got no problem with that.
all beautiful women! I wish Dorothy Dandrige was added too and Etta James
I enjoyed this video. I'm just sorry that you chose not to put their names under each photo. There are so many beauties here, and their photos go by so quickly. Interesting compilation. Ignore the silly comments about color and "mixed" this or that. All of these women were considered Black, regardless of their shade, and had a tough way to go in the world because of that. We know that Black is beautiful in all its shades. You did a great job!
All these women are gorgeous. It's sad you rarely see or hear about them. Thank you for this wonderful video...<3
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