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Classic Christmas Movies | Bing Crosby is the original triple threat in my book. Holiday Inn is a great movie year round.

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In 1959, Ella Fitzgerald became the first African-American woman to earn a Grammy Award. She won five awards that year, including an award for best jazz soloist and one for best female pop vocalist.

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Billie Holiday. Her effortless, velvet voice just pours the notes she sings, like melted chocolate over molds. There is a grave depth of sadness in her music, bringing shattering vulnerability to it's beauty.

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Laura poster from 1944: Film Noir Movie Posters from the 1940s

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Melba Liston - female jazz pioneer who played trombone for Dizzy Gillespie, Quincy Jones, and Clark Terry.

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Vintage Book Walt Disney's Uncle Remus Stories Golden Book 1940's Children's Story 1974 Reprint Mary Blair Illustration Song of the South by OffbeatAvenue on Etsy

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American jazz singer Sarah Vaughan smiles on stage with her hands in her gown pockets, c. 1944.

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1940s Top Songs: lyrics for Danny Boy My grandpa always used to sing this to me....miss those days.

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Doris Day & Gordon MacRae - "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" - Love this song!

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