Category: 1950s

Opera singer Margaret Tynes photographed b…

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

Sammy Davis Jr. photographed by Gjon Mili in P…

Sammy Davis Jr. photographed by Gjon Mili in Porgy and Bess (1959)

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19-year-old Diahann Carroll photographed by Carl Van Vechten on March 14, 1955.

Dorothy Dandridge photographed by Edward Cla…

Dorothy Dandridge photographed by Edward Clark for LIFE Magazine, 1951.

Eartha Kitt photographed by Carl Van Vechten o…

Eartha Kitt photographed by Carl Van Vechten on October 19, 1952.

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Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte in “Carmen Jones” (1954)

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.

Male-Female Duos of the 1950s and 1960sLes Pau…

Male-Female Duos of the 1950s and 1960s

Les Paul and Mary Ford – Mockin’ Bird Hill (1951), How High the Moon (1951), The World is Waiting for the Sunrise (1951), Tiger Rag (1951), Bye Bye Blues (1953), Vaya Con Dios (1953)

Sonny & Cher – I Got You Babe (1965), Baby Don’t Go (1965), Little Man (1966), The Beat Goes On (1967)

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (1967),

Your Precious Love (1967), Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing (1968), You’re All I Need to Get By (1968)

Ike & Tina Turner – A Fool in Love (1960), I Idolize You (1960), It’s Gonna Work Out Fine (1961),

Poor Fool (1962), Tra La La La La (1962)

Peaches and Herb – Let’s Fall in Love (1967), Close Your Eyes (1967), Love is Strange (1967)

Nino Tempo & April Stevens – Deep Purple (1963), Whispering (1963), All Strung Out (1966)

Mickey & Sylvia – Love is Strange (1957), There Ought To Be a Law (1957), What Would I Do (1960)

Shirley and Lee – I’m Gone (1952), Feel So Good (1955), Let the Good Times Roll (1956), I Feel Good (1956)

Inez and Charlie Foxx – Mockingbird (1963), (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count The Days (1967)

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Ed Clark, 195…

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Ed Clark, 1950.

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Betty White at home with her dog Stormy in 1954.

Photos by Elmer Holloway