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vintageblackglamour:

Cat-sitting for my friend Tayari today reminded me of this picture, model Dorothea Towles cat-sitting for Eartha Kitt in NYC, taking care of Ms. Kitt’s four cats. The photo appeared in Jet’s November 10, 1955 issue.

vintageblackglamour:

Cat-sitting for my friend Tayari today reminded me of this picture, model Dorothea Towles cat-sitting for Eartha Kitt in NYC, taking care of Ms. Kitt’s four cats. The photo appeared in Jet’s November 10, 1955 issue.

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I used to have a lot of fun with this song… then Madonna sang it.

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bringing this back

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my guess is she’s talking about Fever, right?

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Eartha Kitt and James Edwards in a scene from 1958’s “Anna Lucasta.” Ms. Kitt was not only the star of the film, she and Sammy Davis, Jr. had financial participation in the movie (see link in the comments). James Edwards was the handsome, 6’2” former professional boxer who was supposed to be Hollywood’s first true Black heartthrob. According to film historian Donald Bogle, along with promising work in films like “Home of the Brave” and “The Manchurian Candidate” (he also appeared opposite Dorothy Dandridge in her screen test for Carmen Jones in 1954) Edwards was signed for a short time as a writer at Universal-International studios and wrote several stage plays. Instead of becoming the big star many had hoped he would be, Edwards career suffered because of his temper, heavy drinking and a career-crushing rumor involving an alleged argument with his White girlfriend at a Hollywood party. He was also a very proud man who was not one to “know his place.” Ossie Davis said of him, “Jim Edwards was not prepared to compromise or duck - to make that adjustment that would make white folks comfortable. Not at all.” Edwards died at the age of 51 in 1970.

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Eartha Kitt and James Edwards in a scene from 1958’s “Anna Lucasta.” Ms. Kitt was not only the star of the film, she and Sammy Davis, Jr. had financial participation in the movie (see link in the comments). James Edwards was the handsome, 6’2” former professional boxer who was supposed to be Hollywood’s first true Black heartthrob. According to film historian Donald Bogle, along with promising work in films like “Home of the Brave” and “The Manchurian Candidate” (he also appeared opposite Dorothy Dandridge in her screen test for Carmen Jones in 1954) Edwards was signed for a short time as a writer at Universal-International studios and wrote several stage plays. Instead of becoming the big star many had hoped he would be, Edwards career suffered because of his temper, heavy drinking and a career-crushing rumor involving an alleged argument with his White girlfriend at a Hollywood party. He was also a very proud man who was not one to “know his place.” Ossie Davis said of him, “Jim Edwards was not prepared to compromise or duck - to make that adjustment that would make white folks comfortable. Not at all.” Edwards died at the age of 51 in 1970.

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vintageblackglamour:

Model Dorothea Towles, staying at Eartha Kitt’s NYC apartment in 1955, taking care of Ms. Kitt’s four cats. Jet, November 10, 1955.

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Model Dorothea Towles, staying at Eartha Kitt’s NYC apartment in 1955, taking care of Ms. Kitt’s four cats. Jet, November 10, 1955.

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I’d like to thank Miss Hattie McDaniel for enduring all that she had to, so that I would not have to. - Mo’Nique

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A man has always wanted to lay me down; but he never wanted to pick me up.

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gosh i remember feeling this way and being really fucking depressed about it. i dont feel like this anymore, though. perhaps because ive now experienced what its like to be picked up. not sure. that or i choose delusion. :/

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I’ve known a couple of men who wanted to pick me up. Just a couple (I married one in fact), but yeah I totally remember feeling this way through my teens & twenties.

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seawitchery:

vintagegal:

Eartha Kitt as Catwoman 1960’s

I <3 Eartha Kitt.

Mmm….

auntymana:

seawitchery:

vintagegal:

Eartha Kitt as Catwoman 1960’s

I <3 Eartha Kitt.

Mmm….

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James Dean with Eartha Kitt.

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Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt

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