Diahann Carroll-Born 6.17.1935 A breast cancer survivor - attended Music & Art High School, along with schoolmate Billy Dee Williams. In many interviews about her childhood, Diahann Carroll recalls her parents' support of her & that they enrolled her in dance, singing & modeling classes. By the time Diahann Carroll was 15, she was modeling for Ebony magazine. She stood 6ft & had a lean build. After graduating from high school, Diahann Carroll attended New York University, majored in…

Diahann Carroll-Born 6.17.1935 A breast cancer survivor - attended Music & Art High School, along with schoolmate Billy Dee Williams. In many interviews about her childhood, Diahann Carroll recalls her parents' support of her & that they enrolled her in dance, singing & modeling classes. By the time Diahann Carroll was 15, she was modeling for Ebony magazine. She stood 6ft & had a lean build. After graduating from high school, Diahann Carroll attended New York University, majored in…

Florence, 1953. Models or, perhaps just two well-dressed women, photographed by Fedele Toscani. I'd LOVE to know what they were pointing at...  Source: Toscani Archive.

Florence, 1953. Models or, perhaps just two well-dressed women, photographed by Fedele Toscani. I'd LOVE to know what they were pointing at... Source: Toscani Archive.

Thank You Noxzema…43 Years Later | Fancy A. Yancey

Thank You Noxzema…43 Years Later

#VBGicon Josephine Baker strikes a pose in her dressing room on March 6, 1951 at the Strand Theater in New York City. Photo: AP.

#VBGicon Josephine Baker strikes a pose in her dressing room on March 6, 1951 at the Strand Theater in New York City. Photo: AP.

Stunning shot of Nina Simone backstage in Pittsburgh by legendary photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris, circa 1965 - AFROPUNK

Stunning shot of Nina Simone backstage in Pittsburgh by legendary photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris, circa 1965 - AFROPUNK

Models Cordie King and Alberta Culbreath model afternoon fashions for Ebony Fashion Fair in a 1958 issue of EBONY. Cordie King, a very popular Chicago-based model, was one of the original Ebony Fashion Fair models. She went on to open a modeling agency and charm school called Cordie King’s Castle which produced graduates such as journalist and author Janet Langhart Cohen. She died at age 80 in 2004.

Models Cordie King and Alberta Culbreath model afternoon fashions for Ebony Fashion Fair in a 1958 issue of EBONY. Cordie King, a very popular Chicago-based model, was one of the original Ebony Fashion Fair models. She went on to open a modeling agency and charm school called Cordie King’s Castle which produced graduates such as journalist and author Janet Langhart Cohen. She died at age 80 in 2004.

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