FashionSpeak Fridays: Vintage Black Glamour
Friday, January 13
EVENT START TIME CHANGE -- Please note that the new start time for this event is 8:00 PM
"Jewelry, to me, is a pain in the derrière, because you have to be watching it all the time." - Eartha Kitt
Join Nichelle Gainer, author of Vintage Black Glamour and Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters for an insightful evening exploring the lives of glamorous men and women.
In her books, Gainer has unearthed a revealing treasure trove of historic photographs of famous 20th century actors, dancers, writers and entertainers. Alongside the familiar images and stories of renowned performers such as Eartha Kitt, Lena Horne, Prince and Sidney Poitier, are those of less well-remembered figures such as Bricktop, Nipsey Russell and Stephen Burrows. Vintage Black Glamour and Vintage Black Glamour: Gentlemen’s Quarters (Rocket 88) are unique, sumptuous and revealing celebrations of the lives and indomitable spirit of black women and men of a previous era who continue to inspire to the present day.
Nichelle Gainer has contributed to many major major magazines and websites, including InStyle, Essence, and Glamour. She has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC News, The Guardian and NPR.
Vintage Black Glamour is highly encouraged! Books will be available for purchase.