Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Black History Month!

In honor of BHM Hot Pink Hook is exploring
Black Style Icons 
(Mostly wearing crochet or knit ensembles)
Enjoy the photos and embrace the history.

Naomi Sims
Naomi Ruth Sims (March 30, 1948 - August 1, 2009) was an African American model, businesswoman and author.[1], who is widely credited as being the first African American supermodel.

"One of the most famous covers of the 1960s:  the spectacular Naomi Sims appears on the cover of Ladies’ Home Journal."

Donyale Luna

Donyale Luna (31 August 1945 - 17 May 1979) was a model and cover girl. She also appeared in several films, in Camp by Andy Warhol, Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo? by William Klein, and most notably as Oenothea in Federico Fellini's Satyricon and as the title character in Salomé, a film by director Carmelo Bene.

Diana Ross

Diana Ernestine Earle Ross (born March 26, 1944)[1] is an American singer and actress. Ross served as lead singer of the Motown group The Supremes during the 1960s. After leaving the group in 1970, Ross began a solo career that included successful ventures into film and Broadway. She received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her 1972 role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues, for which she won a Golden Globe award. She won awards at the American Music Awards, garnered twelve Grammy Award nominations, and won a Tony Award for her one-woman show, An Evening with Diana Ross, in 1977.[2]
In 1976, Billboard magazine named her the "Female Entertainer of the Century."[3] In 1993, the Guinness Book of World Records declared Diana Ross the most successful female music artist in history due to her success in the United Kingdom for having more hits than any female artist on the chart. Ross is one of the few recording artists to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame—one as a solo artist and the other as a member of The Supremes. In December 2007, she received a John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Honors Award. Diana Ross has sold more than 150 million records worldwide.[4]

Tina Turner

Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock; November 26, 1939) is an American singer and actress whose career has spanned more than 50 years. She has won numerous awards and her achievements in the rock music genre have earned her the titleThe Queen of Rock 'n' Roll.

Nina Simone

Eunice Kathleen Waymon (February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003), also known by her stage name Nina Simone (/ˈniːnə sɨˈmoʊn/), was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music. Simone aspired to become a classical pianist while working in a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, soul, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.

To be continued ...

* Bios are from Photos can be clicked for their source. I do not own any of the information in this post.

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