We could spend hours pouring over the rare and amazing photographs from the website Vintage Black Glamour. In fact we have, which is why we’re pumped that Nichelle Gainer, the site’s founder and editor, has decided to compile the best of the best into one beautiful coffee table book.
The 100+ page tome, which is only available for pre-order at the moment, will include candid images like Josephine Baker getting a pedicure, Diana Ross on the set of “Mahogany” and Aretha Franklin in her dressing room, just to name a few. However, movie stars and musicians aren’t the only ones making their stylish mark in the book.
“I really see ‘Vintage Black Glamour’ as style and substance,” Gainer told NBC. “So yes, there are definitely the icons like Eartha Kitt, Dorothy Dandridge and Josephine Baker. But you’ll also see a writer like Dr. Maya Angelou — because I want to show that side of it all. And I’ll have Zora Neal Hurston.”
Check out Nichelle’s “Positively Black” segment on NBC in the video here, to hear more about the project.