Dorothy Dandridge and Harold Nicholas
Hollywood Icons: Rita Hayworth, Dorothy Dandridge, Sophia Loren & Veronica Lake by Hayden Williams
For the Love of Dorothy Dandridge 2014 calendar! Each month features a beautiful photo of my dearest Dottie.
“Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” ~ Nelson Mandela (July 18,1918 - December 5, 2013)
Find your score on this list by clicking each item that you have completed.
Okay, I only clicked stuff I can REMEMBER seeing and I only got 31. I feel bad now. LOL, Oh, and American Violet is on the list! I may have to watch that tomorrow.
I got 40. I feel bad and like I need to rethink my life…
I scored 51. Glad to see Dorothy Dandridge represented multiple times (Carmen Jones, Porgy and Bess, and Introducing Dorothy Dandridge) on this list of must see films.
Hollywood Icons: Dorothy Dandridge by Hayden Williams
I’m currently reading Terry McMillan’s new book, Who Asked You. It’s been out since September, but I’m just now getting around to reading it. Anyway, I LOVE how she slipped in a little Dorothy Dandridge!
Vintage pamphlet from Dorothy Dandridge’s “Sweet ‘N Hot”, All Colored Review at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles that began on January 19, 1944. If you recall, I posted this photo of Lena Horne waiting backstage at one of these shows. I’m almost certain that the face that Lena’s head is blocking in that photo is Dottie.
Geri Branton, Dorothy Dandridge’s best friend and former sister in law, said that the Hollywood legend could never accept racism.
"That was one of her tragedies - she couldn’t come to grips with that. And when exceptions were made with her - she couldn’t accept that, either. She was allowed to go through the casinos in Las Vegas, others (blacks) couldn’t. That really embarrassed her and caused her great guilt - she really tortured herself. "