Nichelle Gainer

Vintage Black Glamour

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Ophelia DeVore: Bold Beauty and Brains

Ophelia DeVore did not plan on becoming a modeling pioneer, especially when the modeling business…

Aretha Franklin: ‘Do Right’ Glamour

An early review in a 1968 issue of Vogue raved about a “coiffed and spangled”…

Beyond Category: The Sartorial and Musical Elegance of Duke Ellington

Referring to Duke Ellington as regal or soigné isn’t so much a compliment as it…

Funnies Girl: Lamenting Jackie Ormes

Jackie Ormes’s clever and often not-so subtle politically-charged cartoons appeared in now legendary Black newspapers…

NAT ‘KING’ COLE: ‘The Elegant Negro’

If you’re not careful, you can have this nice, cozy, romanticized view of Nat “King” Cole as the…