Category: 1950s music

Billie Holiday and her pet chihuahua Pepi ph…

Billie Holiday and her pet chihuahua Pepi photographed by by Isaac Sutton, circa 1957.  

Mickey & Sylvia circa 1958

Mickey & Sylvia circa 1958

Singer Joyce Bryant photographed by Carl Van V…

Singer Joyce Bryant photographed by Carl Van Vechten on May 28, 1953.

Opera singer Margaret Tynes photographed b…

Opera singer Margaret Tynes photographed by Carl Van Vechten on September 29, 1959.

Liberace and Elvis Presley at the Riviera Ho…

Liberace and Elvis Presley at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas on November 16, 1956

(Original Caption) This combination is surely enough to bring down upon us a mass epidemic of teenage swooning spells. Doing the double switch are Liberace, just back from a European tour, and Elvis Presley. Liberace gave up his piano and gold sequined jacket to Presley for the latter’s guitar and striped sports coat in an impromptu jam session backstage after Liberace’s appearance at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas.

twixnmix: Elvis Presley on the set of “Jailhou…

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Elvis Presley on the set of “Jailhouse Rock” (1957)   

twixnmix: Ebony magazine covers – 1951

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Ebony magazine covers – 1951

Keely Smith photographed by Ken Whitmore cir…

Keely Smith photographed by Ken Whitmore circa 1957.

twixnmix: Eddie Fisher and Family (Original Ca…

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Eddie Fisher and Family

(Original Caption) Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and first picture with their baby daughter who was born on October 21, 1956; her name is

Carrie Frances.

Louis Armstrong photographed by Gene Trindl …

Louis Armstrong photographed by Gene Trindl circa 1956