Category: 1952

Eartha Kitt photographed by Carl Van Vechten o…

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

twixnmix: Billie Holiday with Louis McKay and…

twixnmix:

Billie Holiday with Louis McKay and her dog Peppi, 1952.

On March 28, 1957,

Billie

Holiday married Louis McKay. Louis, like most of the men in her life was abusive and stole her money. They were separated at the time of her death in 1959.

(Photos by Bob Willoughby)

Marilyn Monroe arriving by helicopter to a…

Marilyn Monroe

arriving by helicopter to a party held in her honor, hosted by

orchestra leader Ray Anthony in

August 1952. He

debuted the song he wrote for her titled “Marilyn.”   

Photos by Bob Willoughby

Marilyn Monroe arriving by helicopter to a…

Marilyn Monroe arriving by helicopter to a party party held in her honor, hosted by orchestra leader Ray Anthony in August 1952. He debuted the song he wrote for her titled “Marilyn.”  

Dolores Del Rio photographed by Slim Aarons …

Dolores Del Rio photographed by Slim Aarons in Acapulco, 1952.

twixnmix: Billie Holiday with Louis McKay and …

twixnmix:

Billie Holiday with Louis McKay and her dog Peppi, 1952.

On March 28, 1957,

Billie

Holiday married Louis McKay. Louis, like most of the men in her life was abusive and stole her money. They were separated at the time of her death in 1959.

(Photos by Bob Willoughby)

Dizzy Gillespie with his wife Lorraine Willi…

Dizzy Gillespie with his wife Lorraine Willis in April 1952

Lorraine Willis was a chorus dancer with Edgar Hayes’s orchestra when she met Gillespie in 1937. They were married in 1940 and remained together until his death in 1993, she died in 2004. They didn’t have and children together but Gillespie had a daughter,

jazz singer Jeanie Bryson, from an extramarital

affair.

Eartha Kitt photographed by Gordon Parks in …

Eartha Kitt photographed by Gordon Parks in New York, 1952.

Eartha Kitt photographed by Gordon Parks in …

Eartha Kitt photographed by Gordon Parks in New York, 1952.

Marilyn Monroe on the set of Monkey Business (1952)  

Marilyn Monroe on the set of Monkey Business (1952)