dinkdonk:

gerda-kay:

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Don’t look back.
holdthisphoto:

Josephine Baker
blackhistoryalbum:

FLAPPER STYLE | 1920s
Two unidentified, fur-bedecked African American women dressed in classic flapper style smile for the camera, circa 1920s. Addison Scurlock, photographer.
weirdvintage:

Signor Martino uses his powers to levitate Mademoiselle Nita on stage, 1900 (from Getty Images’ book "Decades of the 20th Century—1900s" by Nick Yapp, scanned by WeirdVintage)

Folks here’s a story ‘bout Minnie the Moocher;
she was a red hot hoochie coocher.
She was the roughest toughest frail;
but Minnie had a heart as big as a whale. 

Cab Calloway performs Minnie the Moocher, 1958 (x)

(Source: bellecs)

vintageblackglamour:

Cab Calloway hanging out with Lena Horne in the 1940s. Photo: Michael Ochs Archives.
vintageblackglamour:

Cab Calloway, shot here in 1946 by the great William Gottlieb, was born on Christmas Day 1907 in Rochester, New York and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Calloway worried his family by dropping out of law school to pursue a career in entertainment, but clearly it worked out for him in the end.
3wings:

Robby Bolleyn