Vintage Our World Magazine Covers
- Lena Horne (April 1946)
- Joe Louis (June 1948)
- Model “Bunny” Evans (November 1949)
- Nat King Cole (April 1952)
- Eartha Kitt (May 1952)
- Dorothy Dandridge (June 1952)
- Dancer Lavinia Hamilton (October 1954)
Lena Horne and Harry Belafonte cover session for their album Harry & Lena (1970)
Lena Horne photographed by Carl Van Vechten
at Greenwood Lake on September 15, 1941.
Joe Louis and Lena Horne photographed by Carl Van Vechten at Greenwood Lake on September 15, 1941.
Lena Horne was visiting boxer Joe Louis while he trained. The book Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne, details their romance. Both were married to other people, and Louis had even become a father in February 1943. But the world champion of heavyweight boxing kept visiting the Stormy Weather set to see Horne, whom he’d reportedly met at the
New York City nightclub
Joe spoke openly of their on-again, off-again affair to his friend Alice Key; Horne 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 Horne. Both he and Horne 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 Horne, 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.”
Jet magazine covers 1951-1954
Lena Horne photographed by Philippe Halsman, 1954.
Hue was a monthly celebrity and gossip magazine published in the 1950s by Johnson Publishing, the publishers of Jet and Ebony. It was digest-sized like Jet, but unlike that magazine Hue featured full-color covers and had a back cover often used to highlight aspiring actresses and models. The covers tended to be a mix of celebrities and models, generally all women, with the exception of the occasional male star.