"How remarkable that this girl, born dirt poor and illegitimate into segregated South Carolina, was able to seduce Mr Middle America. Her glamorous act affected ennui for the jewels, champagne and art dropped at her feet by the world’s richest white men, at a time when most black Americans were struggling for basic human rights, and it was still illegal for a black person to have sex with a white one in 28 out of 50 American states."

America's Mistress: the Life and Times of Eartha Kitt, by John L Williams, review

"How remarkable that this girl, born dirt poor and illegitimate into segregated South Carolina, was able to seduce Mr Middle America. Her glamorous act affected ennui for the jewels, champagne and art dropped at her feet by the world’s richest white men, at a time when most black Americans were struggling for basic human rights, and it was still illegal for a black person to have sex with a white one in 28 out of 50 American states."

Love yourself and look to share that love with someone who appreciates it. x

Love yourself and look to share that love with someone who appreciates it. x

"My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think, or of my opinions." - Eartha Kitt

"My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think, or of my opinions." - Eartha Kitt

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