Hazel Scott at a Paris boutique with her son Skipper
Hazel Scott at a Paris boutique with her son Skipper, 1952
HAPPY 50TH JAMAICA!!
img: Jamaican Tourist Board advert from “Pleasure Island - The Book Of Jamaica” by Esther Chapman, 1958.
HAPPY 50TH JAMAICA!
img: front page of Jamaican national newspaper The Daily Gleaner, 8th August 1962
Two of my most precious photographs.
My grandmother Vi with my Dad and Aunty taken in London around 1959, and my Mum’s Mum Toni photographed back home in Jamaica in 1952.
Both very glamourous ladies in my eyes.
Hazel Scott marries Adam Clayton Powell Jr, 1945
“Powell weds Scott. 3,000 New Yorkers honor the marriage of Harlem’s preacher-politician to a beautiful hot piano player” 13 Aug 1945, Life magazine, more
[her lace veil is exquisite!]
Christ & Holy Trinity Church, Westport, Conn. Carmen De Lavallade Arriving
Carmen De Lavallade marries Geoffrey Holder 1955.
Photograph by Carl Van Vechten.
“Most lavish East Coast party in a decade celebrated the wedding of dancing stars Carmen De Lavallade of Los Angeles and Geoffrey Holder, wonder boy from Trinidad, at the Westport, Conn., estate of Lucille Lortel…” 14 Jul 1955, Jet magazine more
“When millionaire art patron Carl Van Vechten of New York City entertained at a small supper for newlyweds Geoffrey and Carmen De Lavallade Holder, he carried out the idea of their West Indian wedding by serving okra gumbo…” 6 Oct 1955, Jet magazine, more