Category: 1949

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Pianist Hazel Scott and her husband NY Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr., talking with singer Ella Fitzgerald during opening night of Bop City in 1949.

(Photo by Martha Holmes/The LIFE Picture Collection)

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Arthur Weegee…

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Arthur Weegee, 1949.

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Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949.

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Pianist Hazel Scott and her husband NY Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr., talking with singer Ella Fitzgerald during opening night of Bop City in 1949.

(Photo by Martha Holmes/The LIFE Picture Collection)

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Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949.

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Judy Garland and her daughter Liza Minnelli with Bozo the Clown (Pinto Colvig) at a children’s Easter party in Hollywood, 1949.

Colvig was the original Bozo The Clown, and the original voice of the Disney character Goofy.

He also provided the voices of Pluto from 1931 to 1961, Grumpy and Sleepy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Practical Pig in The Three Little Pigs, Mortimer Mouse, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and other classic characters.

He posthumously became a Disney Legend in 1993, and was put in the Clown Hall of Fame in 2004.

Judy Garland and her daughter Liza Minnelli wi…

Judy Garland and her daughter Liza Minnelli with Bozo the Clown (Pinto Colvig) at a children’s Easter party in Hollywood, 1949.

Colvig was the original Bozo The Clown, and the original voice of the Disney character Goofy.

He also provided the voices of Pluto from 1931 to 1961, Grumpy and Sleepy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Practical Pig in The Three Little Pigs, Mortimer Mouse, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and other classic characters.

He posthumously became a Disney Legend in 1993, and was put in the Clown Hall of Fame in 2004.

Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vech…

Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten on March 23, 1949.

Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Ve…

Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten with her dog Mister, 1949. 

American boxer Joe Louis sits at the piano with singer and…

American boxer Joe Louis sits at the piano with singer and actress Lena Horne in a Chicago nightclub, 1949.

The book Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne, details their love affair. Both were married to other people, and Louis had become a father in February 1943. But the

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champion kept visiting the Stormy Weather set to see Lena, whom he’d reportedly met at the New York City nightclub Café Society a few years prior.

Joe spoke openly of their on-again, off-again affair to his friend Alice Key; Lena flaunted a mink coat he’d given to her. On November 12, 1942, Billy Rowe had reported the widespread rumor that Louis, then an army sergeant would divorce his wife to marry Lena. Both Joe and Lena issued vague denials. “I think that Lena is a grand person, on and off the screen, but that doesn’t mean I want to marry her or vice versa,” said the boxer. Added Lena, Sergeant Louis and I have been friends for several years and to me, like fifty million others, he’s a symbol of greatness. I can certainly admire him and be in his company without hopping off to the alter.”